Our Forms of Worship
8am 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.
10am 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. Gathering for refreshments in the Minster Hall after the service offers an opportunity for fellowship together.
6:30pm 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.
THROUGH THE WEEK
8:30am Morning Prayer (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
The Morning Office is prayed daily in the St Mary Chapel. This is beautiful time of prayer as we begin the day.
11am 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. On Wednesdays the Book of Common Prayer is used.
10am Eucharist (Saturday)
Like the weekday 11am Eucharist, this reflective service provides another opportunity for spiritual replenishment through the sacrament of Holy Communion. However, there is also an opportunity to enjoy some fellowship, with coffee and biscuits served afterwards.
Weekday Choral Evensong
5:30 pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays (in term time), 7pm Thursdays (in term time)
Using the same format as Sunday Choral Evensong but with a smaller choir of either Boys & Men, Girls & Adults or just Men’s Voices, the service takes on a more contemplative tone to end a busy day.