Worship at All Saints


The style of our worship at All Saints lies broadly within the liberal Catholic tradition of the Church of England. We try to offer a range of worship to suit different tastes and styles. However, we are a church which has always been centred on the weekly Eucharist or service of Holy Communion at which the congregation receive the bread and wine in memory of Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross, and our main Sunday morning service is always at 10:30 am.

We are an Inclusive Church, we believe in a Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.”

Please see our calendar for all the services and events taking place over the next few weeks.

The Eucharist

Our Sunday Morning Eucharist takes place at 10:30 am on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month. It is a sung Eucharist led by our robed choir with hymns and a sermon and lasts just over an hour and is attended by 50-70 people.

On the first Sunday of the month, our Holy Communion service is at 6.30 pm, as we have an All-Age service on this Sunday morning.

Every Wednesday, there is a half-hour said Eucharist held in the Lady Chapel starting at 9.30 am, which is attended by a faithful 15-25 people.

All our morning services are followed by coffee & fellowship for around 30 minutes, all are welcome.

All-Age Worship

On the first Sunday of the month, our 10:30 am service is a service of All-Age Worship that is designed to appeal to all ages but has a specific focus on those with young families. The service lasts about 40-50 minutes and has 4 hymns which are accompanied by our Music Group. Occasionally at special festivals, this service is also a Eucharist but we use a shorter form of the Eucharistic prayer.

These services usually involve an interactive All-Age talk or a dramatic presentation by some of our young people instead of a sermon and are based around a theme of the day. Our Baptism families are often welcomed at this service and our Junior choir will often take a lead role.

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong, using the Book of Common Prayer, is sung on a Sunday evening at 6:30 pm on the 2nd to the 4th Sunday every month, unless there is a special afternoon service or it is the fifth Sunday of the month. We are the only church in the deanery offering a weekly evensong and so we regularly welcome those from other churches who enjoy this service.  Please see the separate Evensong section for full details.

Be Still Service

On the fifth Sunday of the month, we try to offer something a bit different at the 6:30 pm slot. Be Still is a 40-minute quiet and reflective service using recorded music, hymns, and plenty of silence. We may use material from the Iona Community, Lindisfarne or Taize for example and usually sit in a quiet circle on the platform at the top of the Nave. We sometimes provide a service of Wholeness & Healing at this time.

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer is said in the Lady Chapel at 9:00 am on Friday using Common Worship Daily Prayer. The service takes about 20 minutes and all are welcome.

Other Services

At particular times of the year, there are special services, for example, during Advent, Christmas, Holy Week & Easter. Or our Flower Festival weekend, Remembrance Sunday, our annual Memorial Service for the bereaved at All Souls tide. These Services are shown in their own sections as well as the Calendar along with all the details you may need to know.