Morning Worship 10:00 A.M. in Church
We gather around a small communion table near the front… as it increases our sense of togetherness at the moment when above all we meet with Jesus.
On the first Sunday of the month, this service is more contemporary in style with singing led by a small band and simple liturgy. This is where baptisms take place.
On the remaining Sundays of each month, we frequently celebrate Holy Communion together, led by our Priest. On occasion, this is also a lay-led Service of the Word.
This service is where much of the long tradition of more structured worship at All Hallows continues. It’s a choral service, which means there are parts of the service other than just the hymns that are sung. We sing the Gloria, the Creed, the Sursum Corda and sometimes the Lord’s Prayer too! We’re helped in that by a small, but dedicated choir, ably led by Elaine Clarke.
Sometimes our hymns come from Hymns Ancient and Modern: New Standard, but we also use Mission Praise, Let’s Praise! and even, on occasion, Junior Praise. The congregation tends to be older, but not exclusively. We’ve had all ages at this service at different times. There is no special provision made at this service for children.
Although it’s the most formal of our services, we use the contemporary version of the Church of England’s liturgy from Common Worship. (If you’re looking for a service from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, you‘ll find it most Sundays at our sister church of St Edmund in Holme Pierrepont.)
We also gather around a small communion table near the front, rather than using the altar and communion rails. This has proved popular with the congregation as it increases our sense of togetherness at the moment when above all we meet with Jesus.
Light refreshments are available in the hall after this service.
Why not come along and try it out for yourself? We’d love to see you!
If you’re not able to get to church on a Sunday, we can arrange for Holy Communion to be brought to you at home. This is co-ordinated by Ruth Holbrook, one of our Readers. Please contact Ruth on 0115 982 0181, or email email@example.com.