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) ‘First Sunday’ Worship A light and accessible Holy Communion service addressing a contemporary theme. The service lasts about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Songs tend to be a mixture of traditional and modern; audio-visual technology is used throughout. The forthcoming themes are: 4th March 2018 – Loneliness: 1st April 2018 – ‘Fools for Christ’ (the importance of the resurrection of Christ): 6th May 2018 – Godparents’ Sunday: 3rd June – Dementia: 1st July – Community Spirit.

Sunday – 9.30am (2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays in the month) Holy Communion A service of Holy Communion (lasting about 1 hour and 10 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 Family Worship Sunday) for young children. It offers faith-building activities in the choir vestry from 9.10am. For more information, click the <<SEEDLINGS>> tab under the <<ABOUT ST. MARK’>>’ drop-down menu.

Wednesday – 8.00am Morning Prayer. This service lasts until 8.30am. (Access via the north vestry door).

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