worship varies greatly. All Saints' offers a range of styles of worship: from a
Sung Eucharist in either traditional or contemporary language to an All-Age Family
Communion, from a more charismatic style “Alternative Worship” to Choral Evensong.
Prayers for healing and wholeness are offered each month. We are aware that our
church may be the only contact some people have with the Anglican tradition, and
we consider that a responsibility and a challenge. Music is a central part of our
worship life, if you would like view some of the music we offer,
see our Music page.
Types of Services
Morning Prayer is held twice a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer/Eucharist is held on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., using the 1662 Book
of Common Prayer, an intimate and quiet occasion for prayer together. On the last
Thursday of the month, between September and June, there is a special Choral Evensong
service sometimes led by visiting Cathedral choirs.
We have two celebrations of the Eucharist: a said liturgy at 8:30 a.m. followed
by a 10:30 a.m. service with choir and organ. As part of the 10:30 service on the
last Sunday of each month, we offer the laying on of hands for healing. We gather
for special services of worship on the great feasts of the church year including:
Harvest Festival, Remembrance Sunday, Mothering Sunday, Christmas, Easter and Pentecost.
Saturday Alternative Worship:
This service uses the "New Wine" format of contemporary worship songs, in-depth
Biblical preaching and time to respond in prayer or by receiving prayer ministry.
Alternative Worship services will resume on a monthly basis in January 2017. Please
contact the Church Office if you would like to be put on the mailing list for this
Family worship events:
Four times a year our regular 10.30 Eucharist becomes even more interactive and
designed to appeal to all ages. Children are actively encouraged to participate.
We created a prayer tree for Mothering Sunday, had a special ‘Christingle’ Advent
Sunday and have performed dramatisations of Biblical stories using puppets. Each
Christmas eve at 5 p.m. there is a crib service for children.
Christmas & Easter:
These celebrations begin with an evening Eucharist by candlelight on both Christmas
Eve and Holy Saturday. A festal Eucharist is celebrated on Christmas and Easter
mornings with special music and preaching.
We especially welcome those who are away from home who do not join us regularly.
We invite you to join us in worship!
Regular Services at All
8:30 Said Eucharist (BCP)
10:30 Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) with laying on hands and anointing on the
last Sunday of the month
8:30 Morning Prayer
12:45 Prayer/1st Wednesday Eucharist followed by 'Light @ Lunchtime'
7 p.m. Evening Prayer/Eucharist (BCP)/Choral Evensong on the last Thursday of the
month between September and June
8:30 Morning Prayer
3rd Saturday of the month:
5 p.m. Contemporary style of worship and music