Worship Styles

Worship Styles

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA At St. Mark’s we appreciate that people have different spiritualities which tend to preferences in the style of worship enjoyed. It is important for everyone to find a service which has the form and content which best allows them to draw close to God; therefore, we offer the following differing worship services in the hope that you will be helped in your discipleship journey :-

Sundays – 8.00am Holy Communion A traditional said service of Holy Communion (lasting about 45 minutes) using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.

Sunday – 9.30am (1st Sunday in the month) All-Age Worship A light and accessible Holy Communion service for all the family lasting about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Songs tend to be modern and audio-visual technology is used throughout.

Sunday – 9.30am (2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays in the month) Holy Communion A service of Holy Communion (lasting about 1 hour and 15 minutes) using the Church of England’s ‘Common Worship’ liturgy’with a mixture of modern and traditional hymns sung to the organ.

Sunday – 9.30am (3rd Sunday in the month) All-Age Worship A light and accessible Baptism service for all the family lasting about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Songs tend to be modern and audio-visual technology is used throughout.

‘Seedlings’ is our provision (on Sundays other than when there is a Family Worship service) for young children offering faith-building activities in the church hall from 9.50am. For more information, click the <<SEEDLINGS>> tab under the <<ABOUT ST. MARK’>>’ drop-down menu.

Sunday – 4.30pm Sunday evening worship. This varies from week-to-week and lasts about 1 hour…. 1st, 2nd & 4th Sundays of the Month: Evensong (BCP) with sermon. 3rd Sunday of the Month: Holy Communion. 5th Sunday of the month: A service of Healing and Wholeness with an opportunity for prayer with the laying on of hands and anointing.

Wednesday – 8.00am Morning Prayer. This service lasts until 8.30am.

Wednesday – 10.30am Holy Communion. A tradition ‘said’ service (lasting about 45 minutes) using the Book of Common Prayer.