Services

Come and worship with us, all are welcome

There is a worship service to suit everyone

At this current time you may find covid safety measures in place in some churches.

Service times and locations are subject to change, do check back regularly. Fully detailed rota are available here, do read below for the service pattern and what types of service and worship is available across the benefice.

May Update – 29th May Slaughterford moved to 8am HC in Yatton Keynell
July Update – 3rd July Yatton Keynell service postponed, we will be joining instead with Revd Anton Campbell in St. Andrew’s, Chippenham!

Service Pattern

Regular service pattern for 2022

Service Styles

Red (HC) denotes service includes Holy Communion.

Blue (NC) denotes there is no communion as part of the service.

All Together @ 4 (AT@4) (HC)

Quite literally something for everyone!

An entire session divided into zones for conversation, reflection, bible study, music, craft – all followed by a relaxed communion service or food (or both!). We meet every 4th Sunday at 4pm in By Brook Valley School.

Holy Communion (HC)

A service of Holy Communion is a commemoration of the Last Supper that Jesus shared with his disciples. It imitates a feast and we share together in receiving Jesus Christ afresh.

How we do this varies from church to church – and with lots of churches there are lots of options, from book of common prayer to celtic and common worship.

These services will have time for prayer and the singing of hymns and could well have activities for everyone to join with. There will also be reading from the bible and a short reflection on the reading.

Book of Common Prayer (BCP)

A very traditional said service of Holy Communion – the liturgy (words and worship)

The first book of common prayer dates back to 1549 and large parts of the service remain the same.

The service, though often said, may also have hymns.

Jesus And Me (JAM) (NC)

A ‘Sunday school’ service aimed at primary age children with their families. Parents and Carers join in and stay.

Edward Bear (NC)

Toddler group, aimed at pre-school children and their parents and carers! Meets Friday at 10:00am in St Margaret’s, Yatton Keynell.

Service with A Smile (SWAS) (NC)

Led by our committed lay ministers these services are a service of praise and worship, without communion.

They began life specifically aimed at families though they suit anyone!

Morning Praise (NC)

A short morning service of prayer (without Holy Communion), with singing.

Midday Prayer (NC)

A short said service of midday prayer.

Thank God for Sunday (‘TGFS’) (NC)

A simple friendly service, particularly suitable for those with little understanding of church. Followed by social time and nibbles and refreshment.

Village Celebration (NC)

A half hour service for people of all ages, on many themes, often including rural life. Followed by nibbles and refreshments.

Cluster Service or Team Service

Our group of ten parishes is divided into three clusters. Sometimes (when months have five Sundays!) we gather together in a church in each cluster, strengthening our bond together. On some occasions (like All Together @ 4) we gather the whole team in one place.

The type of service could be pretty much anything we already share in!