We understand that different people like to worship God in different ways, whilst some like a more traditional service with formal prayers, liturgy and a robed choir, others prefer a more informal service with more modern music and a less ordered structure - at St. Andrew's we offer both.
Whilst always wanting to be engaging, meaningful, welcoming and fun, our worship is grounded in the tradition, experience and spirituality of the Liberal Catholic tradition of the Church of England. We use the Common Worship format - fairly traditional whilst not being over-formal and we don't use incense.
Every Sunday at 8 am we offer a SAID COMMUNION and, at
10am a SUNG PARISH COMMUUNION with a robed choir, followed by coffee and biscuits in the parish hall.
For those seeking an even less formal approach we offer our monthly FAMILY SERVICE. This is aimed at families and younger people and any who simply prefer this type of worship. The service is led by the Vicar or one of our Readers - licensed lay ministers - but other members of the church lead the prayers, read the Bible passages and participate in a variety of ways. Our children usually get an opportunity at some point to make some noise with drums and percussion instruments!
ALL-AGE COMMUNION SERVICE
All ages are very welcome at this family-friendly service.
Anne is there each time to help children join in with her fun creativities!
For those who enjoy the beauty of singing in church and a more traditional format we offer a monthly CHORAL EVENSONG according to the Book of Common Prayer.
We also offer a monthly MESSY CHURCH in the Parish Hall, for children and all those wishing ta keep their inner child alive followed by tea, homemade and INFORMAL WORSHIP in Church.
Our INFORMAL WORSHIP has a delightfully reflective and modern style with some prayers , some singing, a bit of the Bible, a talk to help us reflect, and some more singing! There may be a screen, or something to listen to or participate in (nothing scary!), or just a talk. Either way, all young people & adults are welcome.
This gathering, born out of a desire to offer an alternative to the usual more formal Sunday communion service, is still in it’s infancy. We would love, for instance, to assemble some musicians, form a worship band, and attract some younger singers or musicians to what’s we’re trying to offer. If any of you know anyone…..