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Services

There are regular Sunday Services at St James's and also many other services, some of which take place regularly every week or every month and some just occasionally - see below for details. They are all entered into our church calendar on the What's on page.

Regular weekly/monthly services

Sunday  08.00
09.30
Holy Communion
Parish Communion or All-age Service (followed by refreshments in the hall to which everyone is very welcome)
Monday 09.15 Morning Prayer
Tuesday 09.30 Holy Communion
Wednesday 09.15 Morning Prayer
Thursday 09.15 Morning Prayer
Friday 09.15 Morning Prayer

When Christians gather together during a church service, they worship God in different ways. These ways can involve praising God with music, readings from the Bible, prayers, thoughtful silences, and a sermon.

Regular servicesRegular Sunday services

08.00 Holy Communion. This is a quiet, reflective service of around 30 minutes at the beginning of the day, held at the high altar. Have a look at the service booklet - Common Worship Holy Communion (said).
09.30 Parish Communion. This is a busy service with hymns, lots of music and the Sunday School joining in at the end of the service during term time. At least once a month there is a choir, and the service is ordered, but relaxed. Have a look at the service booklets on the page Sunday Parish CommunionOR 
09.30 All-age Service. This is an occasional service specially aimed at family groups and younger members of our congregation but with everybody joining in. Have a look at what happens here on the page All-age Service.

Both these 0930 services are always followed by refreshments in the hall.

Regular weekday services 
09.30 Tuesday mornings Holy Communion. This is a quiet, reflective service of around 30 minutes at the beginning of the day, held at the high altar.

09.15 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings Morning Prayer. Prayer is offered every day, and this service of around 20 minutes is a way to start the day with reading the Bible, praying and spending a few minutes with God. 

CandlemasSpecial services
These are held on Principal Feasts, Principal Holy Days and also special occasions. They are: 
Advent | Christmas | Epiphany | Candlemas | Lent | Ash Wednesday | Mothering Sunday | Palm Sunday | Maundy Thursday | Good Friday | Holy Saturday | Easter Day | Ascension Day | Pentecost | Trinity | St James's Day | Harvest Festival | All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day | Remembrance Sunday

At Christmas there is a Carol Service, Christmas Eve Crib Services, Christmas Eve Midnight Mass as well as a service on Christmas Day. These and occasional services such as the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, or Candlemas are recognised with different services appropriate to the occasion. Sung Evensong is an occasional service sung for festivals and special occasions. Compline is said each Sunday in Lent at 20.00, and every evening in Holy Week up to Maundy Thursday. The lighting of new fire is observed at dawn on Easter Day. All services are entered into our church calendar on the What's on page.

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Looking back
Services through the years