Worship provides the vibrant heartbeat of the life of our Christian community. We have a modern catholic tradition, confidently, but not defensively so. We enjoy a mix of different Christian traditions within our congregation.
The Daily Office are said in the Lady Chapel and attended by a small number of the congregation. Mass is celebrated on a regular basis throughout the week – for details follow the Daily Services page. The whole Christian community comes together to celebrate on a Sunday morning at the Parish Mass.
We enjoy a variety of music ranging from traditional hymns to modern worship songs. Cantors lead psalms and the gospel acclamation. Otherwise our music is entirely congregational. We are seeking to further enrich our music making developing a small instrumental and vocal group. For further details, pleadse contact our Director of Music, Colin Druce.
Once month, there is a simplified all-age Parish Mass called ’Simply Worship’. These services aim to be an introduction to the rich tradition of Christian worship we enjoy here at All Saints’, and are particularly suited to people just beginning to explore Christian discipleship or people returning to discipleship after some time away from Church.
Children in Church
Children of all ages are very welcome at all our worship and there is provision for school aged children at the Parish Mass every Sunday in “Growing Saints”, a children’s Liturgy of the Word. Facilities for babies and toddlers are also provided.
Holy Hour & Benediction
This act of worship provides an opportunity for silent adoration of Our Lord and prayer in His presence. The focus of this time is the monstrance which isnplaced on ther altar and whuch contains a 'consecrated host' (bread blessed at the Parish Mass). As we say in the Mass, this bread '...becomes for us ther body of Our Lord Jesus Christ....' In a real sence then Jesus is present in the Sacrament and he is present as we worship Him in this time of prayer.
Despite its title this service lasts 45mins and the silence is broken by two short pieces of devotional music. Benedication ('blessing') is given by the priest silently making the cross with the monstrance over the assembled worshippers.
Julian Meeting: 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.