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 (currently Morning Prayer) is said in the Lady Chapel and attended by a small number of the congregation. Mass is celebrated on Sundays and midweek – 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: traditional hymns, modern worship songs, world music, Taize chants, Iona...
Solo cantors lead psalms and the introduction to the gospel. Otherwise our music is entirely congregational and we are proud of it. We are aided by an excellent acoustic for singing. On occasions we gather on a Saturday morning to learn new songs and Mass settings - with bacon butties to follow. Several members of the congregation enjoy attending Community Singing Group which also meets at All Saints, twice a month.
For further details on music at All Saints contact the parish office or our Director of Music, Colin Druce.
Once a month (usually 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... Thjs is work in progress. Come and join us on the journey!
Children in Church
Children of all ages are very welcome at all our 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' and to use their gifts.
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.