Our forms of worship


Said Eucharist

This is a reflective service of Holy Communion held in the splendour of the St Nicholas Chapel. This is an opportunity to hear God’s word and to receive his presence in bread and wine.

Sung Parish Eucharist

This is the highlight of the week as we gather as a church to hear God’s word and celebrate the beautiful gift of the Eucharist, receiving Christ in bread and wine. The Choral Foundation leads our music with a sung Communion setting and an anthem; and the congregation joins in with hymns to sing God’s praises. A sermon is preached to consider the Word that has been read and to encourage us as we seek to become more Christ-like and glorify God.  

Choral Evensong

This ancient service is from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer with readings from the Bible. The choir sings the appointed Psalms, Responses, Canticles (one of the great choral settings of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis), and an anthem. The congregation sings the hymns. This is a beautiful service allowing time and space and the end of the day to reflect and be still before God. 



Morning Prayer (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

Morning Prayer is said daily in the St Nicholas Chapel of the Minster and is open to everyone.  We use Common Worship: Daily Prayer. We can provide books and if you have a smartphone or tablet you can download the App from the Appstore or Google Play. Morning Prayer generally lasts for 20 minutes or so.

Eucharist (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday)

An opportunity to nourish ourselves during the week through the sacrament of Holy Communion. This is a reflective service in which we can be still. 

Weekday Choral Evensong (Tuesday & Wednesday in school term times)

Using the same format as Sunday Choral Evensong but with a smaller choir of either Boys or Girls with lower voices on alternate weeks, the service takes on a more contemplative tone to end a busy day.