Regular Sunday and weekday services


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 service at 7.30pm. Scroll down for fuller details.

 

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

 

1st Sunday of the month

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

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

 

2nd Sunday of the month

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

10am Parish Communion  - 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 service using the Book of Common Prayer

10am Family Communion  - Led by the worship band, with child-friendly teaching (Common Worship)

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

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 service using the Book of Common Prayer

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

6.30pm Taize - a simple,  meditative service, using chants, prayers and silence 

 

5th Sunday of the month

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

 

 

Every Thursday

10.30am Holy Communion  - Our regular weekday said service 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, JaM Club for children aged 3 – 12 takes place in the Parish Room during this service, and 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.

 


Family Communion 10am

Celebrated once a month on the 3rd Sunday, this is the most accessible service for children, and is enjoyed by people of all ages.

The songs are led by our worship band, the teaching is child-friendly and the style is less formal than Parish Communion. Most of our baptisms take place at this service.

Refreshments are served afterwards in the Parish Room.

Length: 1 hour and 10 minutes, or a little longer when there is a baptism.


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 often lay-led. Many who are most serious about growing as disciples value this service particularly. JaM Club is available during this service (in term-time) for children aged 3-12.

Length: 1 hour


Evensong 6.30pm

A traditional sung service led by our robed choir and organ, with sermon. This service happens on 2nd and 3rd Sundays. Occasionally this service will be a Festal Evensong, with a setting and anthems.

Length: 50 minutes - 1 hour


Taize 6.30pm

Using chants, candlelight, peaceful silence and meditative prayer, this is a quiet contemplative style of worship, on the 4th Sunday of each month.

Length: approximately 45 minutes


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.


Messy Church 3.15pm

A different way to do church which can be enjoyed by all ages. It is held once each term, on a Friday afternoon at Warnham Primary School.

The usual format is a short time of worship and celebration followed by an hour of craftwork and activities themed around a Bible story, and then a shared meal at 5 o'clock, consisting of a hot main course with cakes for pudding. People with little or no experience of traditional church services find this event fun and welcoming.

                                                     Length: 2 hours, including supper.



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: