At 8.00 the rite used goes back to 1552. It is from the Book of Common Prayer.
At 11.00 the rite is from Common Worship, in modern English, with the music sung by choir and people. We have a band of young servers to assist.
Rather like the game of cricket, if you’re starting from scratch, there’s quite a bit to learn before Church, and the Eucharist, make much sense. You don’t learn to appreciate cricket by inventing something else instead. So how do we grow people, including children, into the life of the Church, its faith and its worship?
All age worship is a user-friendly once a month service. It aims to be immediate, accessible, and interactive. Music tends to be modern rather than traditional, and the junior choir takes a full part in the proceedings. There is usually a hands-on activity for the young for about 15 minutes. During this time, adults may take part in a discussion related to our mission and the theme of the service. So it is a worship forum where we can all learn and grow, with teaching made more explicit than is usual in worship. And it’s fun!