Worship

Our worship aims to be relaxed but dignified. There are activities for children throughout the Sunday morning service and we have a strong musical tradition with a good choir of men, boys and girls supporting choral services at 9.30 am and 6 pm on Sundays.

Sunday Services

  • 8.00am: Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
  • 9.30am: Sung Eucharist with Children’s Workshop (except for the second Sunday in the month, which is a family service)
  • 6.00pm: Sung Evensong

Weekday Communion Services

  • Tuesday: 12.00pm (Common Worship)
  • Wednesday: 12:00pm (Common Worship)
  • Thursday: 10.30am (Book of Common Prayer)

Silent Prayer

  • Friday: 12.30 – 1.00pm

Spiritual Learning / Sunday School

We are always delighted to welcome children and families to All Saints as they are an important part of our Church family.  Our aim is for the children to learn through our weekly workshops about God’s love for them using a mix of Bible teaching and craft activities.  The sessions are based on Scripture Union ‘Bubbles’ and ‘Splash’ resources.  We have two groups – a younger group for toddlers and pre-schoolers accompanied by a parent, and another for 5yrs and over – generally unaccompanied.  We encourage the children to make good friends, have fun, grow in their faith and enjoy the experience of being part of the church family.  New children are always welcome in our groups -please come along and join in!  Safeguarding – All childrens leaders are DBS checked, and our childrens advocate is responsible for safeguarding the welfare and safety of children within the parish setting.

Music plays an important part in our worship and our ancient space, with a wonderful acoustic, is frequently used as a place for community music making of a wide variety of kinds.

Music at services plays the role of helping people to pray, not only by allowing people time and space to reflect upon their lives and the words that are sung but also because it helps us get beyond those words to communicate with the mystery of God that is beyond our knowing.

Music, too, calls us to pray through the bells that are rung before our two main services on Sunday mornings and for other significant occasions. The tower of All Saints has been a significant local landmark for centuries and its bells have also played a role in the civic and commercial life of the town.

In these pages you will find information about the music we sing and when we will sing it, the Choir and other opportunities for you to be part of our singing tradition, the Bells and the Team that ring them, our Frobenius Organ and the concerts that are planned to take place in the church in the upcoming weeks.