Sunday services

On Sundays 6th and 13th November, there will be just one joint service for all our morning congregations at 10.00 a.m. in the Parish Church.

We're gathering together, so that James can speak from the heart about our vision and why it's so important, and address some areas of caution or misunderstanding that we've picked up since the vision launch. James writes, "I simply want to encourage us all about what the vision is at its simplest level, why it matters so much and how it's a vision for everyone!"

Sunday 30th October (See further details and other dates)

Parish Church | 9.00 a.m. | Communion (Order 1) | Philip Norris | Luke 19:1-10

St Martin's | 10.30 a.m. | Morning Worship | Philip Bligh | Luke 19:1-10

Parish Church | 11.00 a.m. | Morning Worship | Derek Osborne | Luke 19:1-10

Parish Church | 7.00 p.m. | Sunday@Seven | Roger Billings | Responding to God

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There are normally four services on a Sunday, all lasting about an hour:

9.00 Communion at the Parish Church offers a quieter, more reflective start to the day, with traditional texts, hymns, the organ and choir.

11.00 at the Parish Church and 10.30 at St Martin's are relaxed and family-friendly; with more extensive teaching, a crèche and groups for children and teens.

7.00 Sunday@Seven at the Parish Church is informal; with contemporary music and a strong focus on teaching.

Picture: Toddler groupDuring term time, we run several groups for pre-school children with their parents and carers.

Light Break Café (8.45-10.00) and Baby Playtime (10.00-11.30) take place at St Martin’s in Mill Road.

Take-a-Break (10.00-11.30) meets at the Parish Hall, opposite Boots, in Church Street. Take-a-Break Too (10.00-11.30) takes place at St Martin’s in Mill Road.

You can contact us for further details.

Cornerstone logoCornerstone Coffee Shop and Café.

Cornerstone Coffee Shop is open 10 a.m. - 12 noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Parish Hall.

Cornerstone Café is open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Thursdays.

Both provide a great place to relax, chat, meet old friends and make new ones. Why not drop in for a snack and a drink - including a delicious Latte or Cappuccino from the newly-installed ‘fresh bean to cup’ coffee machine - or, on Thursdays, a light lunch?  You're sure of a warm welcome.

Chapel window: Edward Burne-Jones and William MorrisThe Parish Church is open daily from about 9 o'clock until about 4.30 in winter (5.30 during the summer) and we welcome visitors.

The chapel provides a quiet space for prayer and reflection whenever the church is open and offers opportunities to leave a prayer request, thanksgiving or remembrance as well as simple prayer ideas to help you use the space effectively.

The whole church is accessible, except for the tower, the only access to which is a steep, narrow, spiral, stone stair with more than 150 steps.  The tower is open Monday-Friday (10.30-4.30) and Saturday (11.00-4.00) until the end of October, except when the church is in use.  It is not open on Sunday.

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