St Bartholomew's and St Chad's Services

PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR PAGES - occasionally we have special services which change the regular pattern

From September 2021
The new pattern of services will be:-

9.00am BCP HC at St Bartholomew’s – every week

10.30am service every week (usuallu alternating between St Chad's and St Barts):-

1st Sunday – HC at St Barts
2nd Sunday – All age at St Chads
3rd Sunday – MW at St Barts
4th Sunday – HC at St Chads
5th Sunday – Baptism at St Barts – or HC if no baptism booked

Wednesday 10.30am HC at St Chad’s – every week

This pattern will be reviewed by the PCC in 6 months time and may change to fit around major festivals.

The PCC would encourage people to choose whatever services are going to work for them, so some people will choose to go to 10.30am whichever building it is in, others may choose to attend the earlier service or midweek service some weeks. 

Having fewer services will mean that we have enough volunteers to make them possible. It will give us opportunities to get to know people from other congregations and increase fellowship. It should mean that there are more people present at each service which will be an encouragement for everyone.

 

Details about styles of Worship at each service

 

8.00am BCP Holy Communion (at St. Bartholomew’s)

BCP (The Book of Common Prayer) is the 1662 traditional service book of the Church of England.

 

9.30am All Age at St Chad’s

This service is lively, contemporary, all-age, all-stage, and child-friendly. We try to incorporate modern songs, occasional drama, interactive prayers and accessible teaching. 

After worship all are welcome to stay for fellowship over coffee. This is a good opportunity to meet with friends, or make new ones.

 

9.30am Holy Communion and Morning Worship at St Chad’s

These services tend to follow a more traditional form of preaching service. We encourage the involvement of members of the congregation in doing the Bible readings and leading prayers.

Junior Church meets during these services. The children start with the adults in the service, and leave for their groups at the end of the first hymn. They aim to return to the church service in time for communion or the final hymn.

After worship all are welcome to stay for fellowship over tea/coffee. This is a good opportunity to meet with friends, or make new ones.

 

11.15am Holy Communion and Morning Worship at St Bartholomew’s

These services tend to follow a more traditional form of preaching service. We encourage the involvement of members of the congregation in doing the Bible readings and leading prayers.

We currently do not have the facilities to provide Junior Church or Refreshments at St Bartholomew’s.