Services at St Michael

On Sundays we offer two forms of Holy Communion service:

8am Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer. This service appeals to those who like to hear the traditional prayer book language in quiet surroundings. There is no music or sermon at this service, which lasts about half an hour. 10.30am Parish Communion according to Common Worship. Our main Sunday service uses modern language with hymns and a sermon and lasts about an hour or so. Coffee is served afterwards, offering a chance to meet and chat. The first Sunday of the month offers a short Worship Service in a more informal style.

Matins according to the Book of Common Prayer. Four times a year, usually on the last Sunday of the month. Check with the current Pew Sheet for more details.

Songs of Praise:  a very informal service in which members of the congregation introduce their favourite hymns and often speak about their experiences of being a Christian. Check with the current Pew Sheet for more details

Serving all ages and abilities

We welcome everyone. We are all at different stages in our journey of faith, and we’ll welcome you in an un-pressured way, just as you are, any time you’re ready to come.

For young children, we have a children’s corner.

Families with young children can use the children’s corner during our services. This carpeted area in the corner of the main church is equipped with toys, drawing and colouring materials and books so that parents can take in the service whilst caring for their offspring in a less restricted setting than our 17th century pews.

For those with disabilities we provide:

  • Wheelchair access through the west door
  • Large print pew sheets, service books and hymn books
  • Enhanced sound through loudspeakers and a loop system for hearing aids equipped with a T-setting
  • Communion given at the pew to those with mobility problems