Family Communion 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.
All ages come together each week for our Family Communion service. The style of service is ‘contemporary liturgical’. That means there is a mix of hymns and contemporary worship songs and some words that we join in together (following Order One for Holy Communion from Common Worship – the Church of England’s published forms of service since the year 2000). If you’re looking for something more traditional, such as 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.
The form of this service is still evolving as we continue on our journey of bringing two quite different congregations together. We’d love you to be part of the conversation as we work out what our worshipping life will look like.
At present, the service includes story time (where the vicar or another member of the congregation shares a story from the Bible in an informal way), and some other creative ways to engage with the Bible, often including a talk for those who want to listen and something art or craft based for those who want to be more active. You can sit in chairs near the front, or on sofas a bit further back. There’s also a more enclosed space at the back, equipped with toys for anyone who needs that. We’re aiming to make this service accessible to all, whatever their needs. This is a church where everyone can belong if they want to, or even just turn up and participate. Light refreshments are available.
Most weeks we share Holy Communion around a small communion table near the front. The exception to this is on the first Sunday of the month if there is a baptism.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.