**Christmas Services**

Sunday 17th December 4 p.m. and 6.30 Carols by Candlelight at St James’

Friday 22nd December 4 p.m. Christingle at Palmers Garden Centre Café

Christmas Eve 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Nativity Services at St James’

Christmas Eve 11 p.m. Holy Communion at St James’

Christmas Day 10.30 Family Communion at St James’


Regular services at St. James’

*NB – no services at the Community Centre in August

1st Sunday of the Month
10.30am     Family Service, Abbey Manor Community Centre* (including Junior Church for 3+ years in the Parish Room)
10.30am     Morning Prayer, St. James’ Church

2nd Sunday Holy Communion
10.30am       Café Service, Abbey Community Centre*
10.30am       Parish Communion, St. James’ Church

3rd  Sunday
10.30am       Family Service, St. James Church (including Junior Church for 3+ years in the Church Room – except August)
4pm         Songs of Praise, St. James Church

4th      Sunday
10.30am       Family Communion, St James’ Church (including Junior Church for 3+ years in the Church Room – except August)

6.30 p.m. “Arise” Contemporary Praise Service

5th Sunday

10.30am All-Age Service, St. James’ Church

What To Expect

Café Service      Informal service for all ages, with discussions, DVD clips, activities, and drinks and biscuits throughout. Ideal for families, or people wanting something relaxed and a bit different.

Family Service/Family Communion    A12Relaxed service of worship with children’s groups for ages 3 – 14, crèche area for small children, worship led by a music group, with a focus on teaching and meeting God together. Children aged 8 and over who have done a suitable preparation course are welcome to receive communion.

Morning Prayer              Traditional ‘Common Worship’ service

Parish Communion        Choral service with traditional hymns.

Songs of Praise   A new service during the Re-ordering, an informal Sunday afternoon service with a chance to choose favourite hymns, short times of prayer and reflection, and refreshments.

If Sundays are difficult, there is also Messy Church, on the second  Saturday of each month, 10.30-12.30 at St. Peters, Coronation Avenue. This is designed for families, who can do games and crafts together, take part in a short act of worship, and then join in a delicious meal to round it off. Our Messy Church has its own Facebook page, where you can keep up to date with the latest news

If you would like to attend an evening service, please use the Contacts form and we’ll put you in touch with nearby churches who offer one.