Public worship is presently suspended in response to the COVID-19 crisis and church buildings are presently closed for public worship, although we are open for private prayer between 1pm and 3pm every Wednesday.
Sunday at 9 a.m.
Main weekly Sunday service – Everyone welcome
Our regular Communion service begins at 9am and lasts about an hour. It follows a standard Church of England format with hymn singing, prayers and readings and then the sharing of Communion bread and wine. There is a time of teaching, usually based on one of the readings and how the bible reading can make a difference in our lives today.
Members of the congregation take part in the worship by leading intercessions, reading from scripture and administering the chalice during communion.
Music is provided by a full organ in Church and hymns are from Hymns Old and New with the inclusion of songs from a modern collection, sometimes accompanied by guitar.
We are keen to welcome parents with children and there is a small area at the rear of the church providing space for them and enjoy time during the service. Parents are expected to supervise their own children.
During COVID-19, we are not gathering together to worship. So, instead many of us are all worshipping together from home using web resources. See below
Or you may those to use the new Church of England Daily Hope dial-in phone line which has been set up by the Archbishop of Canterbury on 0800 804 8044.
Here’s a prayer you can pray daily:
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
You may like to access these on-line services during Covid 19
The Parish Church of St Mary's Whickham are recording a Sunday service every week.
Hillside Church at Lobley Hill have a live service every Sunday via Zoom which you can also watch later on Youtube