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All the music in the following services is covered by St Mary Chickerell CCLI Account. Details available on request. In addition, we gratefully acknowledge the support of the choir of St Martin in the Fields and the Royal School of Music.

Worship during lockdown

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity - 23rd &; 26th August

Apologies  that there has not been any services uploaded since the 26th July.   This is because of significant IT issues.

Seventh Sunday after Trinity - 26th July

Sixth Sunday after Trinity - 19th July

Fifth Sunday after Trinity - 12th July

Fourth Sunday after Trinity - 5th July

Third Sunday after Trinity - 28th June

Second Sunday after Trinity - 21st June

First Sunday after Trinity - 14th June

Trinity Sunday - 7th June

Pentecost - 31st May

Our usual services, which are now all suspended during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Weekly Church Services

There is a variety of different church services at St Mary’s Church.  

We hope that are you are able to feel that you come into the presence of God when you take part in worship, and then when you leave, feel emboldened in the love of Jesus Christ, to make a difference to His world.

Sunday Services

1st Sunday in Month

8am

Traditional language

Book of Common Prayer

Holy Communion

35 minutes

All are welcome, but there are more accessible services.

The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) dates to 1662, and the words and prayers are written in English of that period.  

Many people find the particular style of language helpful to them, as the words often have a rhythm of their own.   This rhythm in turn, assists some some people, as they contemplate their life in the world and their relationship with God. 

10am

Family Worship

Informal, lively service

40 minutes

The youngest in the congregation are regularly under 7 years old; the oldest 93 years young.

This service is ideal for young families and friends.

It is light in touch and there is the opportunity to join in with precision instruments.

We also have a family corner located to the back of the church.  At the front of the church is the vestry with toilets and a baby changing facility.

2nd Sunday in Month

10am

Contemporary Language

Common Worship

Parish Eucharist 

(Holy  Communion)

1hr 10 minutes

The youngest in the congregation are regularly under 7 years old; the oldest 93 years young.

This is a modern Common Worship Parish Communion Service, and the words in the service are modern.   

The service does have a formal structure, but we believe that is conducted in a way that prevents the formality of the service from being oppressive ‘a formal service, with rounded edges’.

We also have a family corner located to the back of the church.  At the front of the church is the vestry with toilets and a baby changing facility.

 

3rd Sunday in Month

8am

Traditional language

Book of Common Prayer

Holy Communion

35 minutes

All are welcome, but there are more accessible services.

The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) dates to 1662, and the words and prayers are written in English of that period.  

Many people find the particular style of language helpful to them, as the words often have a rhythm of their own.   This rhythm in turn, assists some some people, as they contemplate their life in the world and their relationship with God. 

10am

Contemporary Language

Common Worship

Parish Eucharist 

(Holy Communion)

 

1hr 10 minutes

The youngest in the congregation are regularly under 7 years old; the oldest 93 years young.

This is a modern Common Worship Parish Communion Service, and the words in the service are modern.   

The service does have a formal structure, but we believe that is conducted in a way that prevents the formality of the service from being oppressive ‘a formal service, with rounded edges’.

We also have a family corner located to the back of the church.  At the front of the church is the vestry with toilets and a baby changing facility.

 

4th Sunday in Month

10am

Contemporary Language

Common Worship

Parish Eucharist 

(Holy Communion)

 

1hr 10 minutes

The youngest in the congregation are regularly under 7 years old; the oldest 93 years young.

This is a modern Common Worship Parish Communion Service, and the words in the service are modern.   

The service does have a formal structure, but we believe that is conducted in a way that prevents the formality of the service from being oppressive ‘a formal service, with rounded edges’.

We also have a family corner located to the back of the church.  At the front of the church is the vestry with toilets and a baby changing facility.

 

5th Sunday in Month (When it happens)

10am

Contemporary Language

Common Worship

Parish Eucharist 

(Holy Communion)

 

1hr 10 minutes

The youngest in the congregation are regularly under 7 years old; the oldest 93 years young.

This is a modern Common Worship Parish Communion Service, and the words in the service are modern.   

The service does have a formal structure, but we believe that is conducted in a way that prevents the formality of the service from being oppressive ‘a formal service, with rounded edges’.

We also have a family corner located to the back of the church.  At the front of the church is the vestry with toilets and a baby changing facility.

 

Weekday Services

1st Tuesday in Month

7pm

Life in Christ

 

30 minutes

Said Eucharist 

with an opportunity for reaffirmation of faith the receiving of oil of annointing

The youngest in the congregation are regularly under 7 years old; the oldest 93 years young.

While there is an opportunity to receive the sacrament of  holy communion at the end, the thrust of this service is about restoring our relationship with God and one another.

The intention is for us to start the month afresh, established within the knowledge of God’s reconciling love.

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Tuesday in Month

7pm

Common Worship

30 minutes

Said Eucharist 

The youngest in the congregation are regularly under 7 years old; the oldest 93 years young.

These services are shorter, relaxed opportunities to worship God..

Every Thursday

10am

Common Worship

30 minutes

Said Eucharist 

The youngest in the congregation are regularly under 7 years old; the oldest 93 years young.

Similar to the Tuesday evening service, this service offers a shorter, relaxed opportunity to worship God.

There always refreshment and chat directly after this service.

What is a spiritual communion ?

The coronavirus epidemic has meant that the Church of England has felt unable to hold services in their churches.

This has meant that the clergy are also unable to lead acts of worship in church.   Instead, services are being led from other places.

This is no different in Chickerell.  

A further consideration concerns celebration of the Holy Eucharist.   Clearly members of the congregation will be unable to received the Sacrament -at least directly.   There is a centuries long ago established recognition, that the benefits of receiving the Sacrament at communion can also be received in a spiritual manner.   

Should you want to know more about this, the Church of England has circulated advice.   Should you wish to become more familiar concerning the principle of  spiritual communion, we have include the leaflet as a PDF.