Style of Worship
Worship provides the vibrant heartbeat of the life of our Christian community. We have a modern catholic tradition, confidently, but not defensively so. Those who worship at All Saints represent a mix of different Christian traditions.
The whole Christian community comes together for the Parish Mass (Holy
Communion) on a Sunday morning. A smaller group gathers in the Lady
Chapel for said midweek Mass on Thursdays (see 'What's On').
See right for 3rd Sunday 'Simply Worship'.
The Daily Office (currently Morning Prayer) is said in the Lady Chapel. As part of this, prayer is offered for the needs of others, including for each street in our neighbourhood.Specific requests for prayer are always welcome.
During Lent and Advent, Night Prayer (or Mass) is said on Wednesday evenings.
To join in our prayer online please click the following links:
Sunday worship and music
are open to a variety of music: traditional hymns, modern worship
songs, Taize chants, Iona community, world music, a variety of Mass
the Parish Mass, solo cantors lead psalms and the introduction to the
gospel, as well as help familiarise the congregation with any new music. For special occasions like 'Candlelit
Carols' at Christmas our cantors join together with invited soloists to
form a choir, expertly led by our organist Colin Druce. Otherwise our
music is congregational and we are proud of it. We are bolstered by a
building with an excellent acoustic for music.
On occasions we gather on a Saturday morning to learn new songs and Mass settings - often with bacon butties to follow! Several members of the congregation enjoy attending Emscote Community Singing Group which also meets at All Saints, on the first and third Tuesdays of the month (see Community - Outreach).
For further details on music at All Saints contact the parish office or our Director of Music, Colin Druce.
Children at All Saints
Children are very welcome at all Sunday worship. A new and attractive children's area within the main worship space is welcomed by both younger children and their parents. Activity packs for Baptisms and other services have also been introduced and have been well received. We are searching for more ways for the children to be 'at home' in worship and to use their gifts.
Once a month (on the 3rd Sunday) there is a simplified all-age Parish Mass called ’Simply Worship’. We are aiming to make it engaging for adults and children alike, exploring different and creative ways to pray, share the talk, join in Communion... This is work in progress. Come and join us on the journey!
This is very popular with pre-school children and their parents/carers. In a simple and lively way it is 'Monday Church' at All Saints. (see 'About Us' - 'Children at Church')
Contemplative Prayer - Julian Meetings
- foster the teaching and practice of contemplative prayer in the Christian tradition.
- encourage people to practise contemplative prayer in their daily lives, and to explore ways of doing this which are appropriate for them.
- support the individual ecumenical Julian Meetings - groups whose members meet regularly to practise Christian contemplative prayer together.