Regular Sunday and weekday services

We are meeting to worship in church every Sunday at 10am and at the same time on the first Thursday of each month. Booking of a seat at these services is advised - please call the Parish Administrator.  We are also live-streaming our worship - see our service page for details.


Normally we follow a monthly cycle of services, and as St Margaret's is the only church serving Warnham we aim to provide something for everyone, from the traditional to the modern.

 

As well as these regular services we celebrate some feast days on weekdays, usually with an evening Eucharist at 7pm. Scroll down for fuller details.

 

Every weekday morning at 9am Morning Prayer is said in the side chapel.

 

In 'non-Covid' times our pattern is as follows:

1st Sunday of the month

8am Holy Communion  - A traditional, said Eucharist using the Book of Common Prayer

10am Morning Worship  - A contemporary service of the word, non-eucharistic and designed for adults

 

2nd Sunday of the month

8am Holy Communion  - A traditional, said Eucharist using the Book of Common Prayer

10am Parish Communion  - Eucharist led by the robed choir and organ, in contemporary language (Common Worship)

6.30pm Evensong  - A traditional sung service from the Book of Common Prayer 

 

3rd Sunday of the month

8am Holy Communion  - A traditional, said Eucharist using the Book of Common Prayer

10am Family Communion  - Eucharist led by the worship band, in contemporary language (Common Worship)

6.30pm Evensong  - A traditional sung service from the Book of Common Prayer.

Occasionally this service will be a Festal Evensong with settings of canticles, introit and anthem.

 

4th Sunday of the month  

8am Holy Communion  - A traditional, said Eucharist using the Book of Common Prayer

10am Parish Communion  - Eucharist led by the robed choir and organ, in contemporary language (Common Worship)

 

 5th Sunday of the month

10am Parish Communion - Eucharist led by the robed choir and organ, in contemporary language (Common Worship or occasionally BCP)

 

 Every Thursday

10.30am Holy Communion  - Our regular weekday said Eucharist according to the Book of Common Prayer

 

 



A digest of what each service entails:

Holy Communion at 8am

A quiet space early in the morning. A traditional, said service using the Book of Common Prayer. 

Length: 35 minutes.


Parish Communion at 10am

The heart of our parish life, with music led by the robed choir and organ; preaching is strong and lively; and the Eucharist is celebrated using Common Worship.

In term-time, Sunday Club for children aged 3 – 12 takes place once a month  during this service, on the side table. Tea, coffee and squash are served for everyone after the service.

Healing ministry by anointing and private prayer is generally offered during communion on the last Sunday of the month.  

Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes.

 


Morning Worship 10am

Takes place once a month on the 1st Sunday, and is a contemporary service of the word, designed for adults. 

This service has a relaxed, informal feel. Music is modern and thoughtful, and the worship is sometimes lay-led. Many who are most serious about growing as disciples value this service particularly. 

Length: 1 hour


Evensong 6.30pm

A traditional sung service led by our robed choir and organ, with sermon.  Occasionally this service will be a Festal Evensong, with a setting and anthems.

Length: 50 minutes - 1 hour


Holy Communion on Thursdays 10.30am

This said service has proved particularly useful to older people who value a later start or a shorter service. It is followed by tea and coffee and is a pleasantly sociable midweek pause for worship.

Length: 35 minutes.


Special Services

See the events page for details of our special services and celebrations for Christmas, Easter, the other great festivals and saints days.

We observe the full liturgical year with its wonderful annual telling of the story of salvation.

There are separate pages on the website giving details of the following: