Friday 7th December Children’s Carols & Stories 4.30 p.m. (Palmers Garden Centre)
Sunday 16th December Carols By Candlelight 4 p.m. & 6.30 p.m.
Friday 21st December Christingle (at Palmers Garden Centre) 4 p.m.
Christmas Eve Nativity Services 3 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Christmas Eve Midnight Communion 11 p.m.
Christmas Day Family Communion 10.30 a.m.
Regular services at St. James’
NEW Wednesdays 12.30pm Communion service in the side chapel, a simple 30 minute service. Ideal for those wanting space to pray during the week, or for whom Sundays are tricky.
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
10.30am Café Service, St James’ Church Room
10.30am Parish Communion, St. James’ Church
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
10.30am Family Communion, St James’ Church (including activities for children in the church room with a relay of the service)
6.30 p.m. “Arise” Contemporary Praise Service
10.30am All-Age Service, St. James’ Church
*NB – no services at the Community Centre in August
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 Relaxed 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 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.