Making Great Worship
God has called us to gather together to worship and to encourage one another. Our regular involvement and participation in services is vital for the health and growth of our church family.
Worship during the Covid-19 restrictions period
Currently we have to restrict numbers at services in the Church building due to Covid restrictions but we continue our collective worship online. Please see here for the latest information.
Worship in 'normal' times
We aim to have biblical preaching and a combination of styles of service from traditional & formal, to contemporary & informal. The usual pattern of our Sunday services is:
|08:00||Traditional said Holy Communion (BCP)|
|10:30||1st Sunday of the month||All Age Family Service|
|3rd Sunday of the month||Family Communion|
|All other Sundays||Parish Communion|
|18:00||Ist Sunday of the month||Evensong (BCP)|
United Junior Church (Sunday School)
is held in Purton Millennium Hall every Sunday in term time at 10:30, except on first Sundays, when children of all ages are invited to the Family Service.
There are several special services during the year offering a number of different styles. These include youth-led services and united services with Purton Methodist Church.
The ’ministry of the pew’ is open to everyone! First and foremost, be there, as it says in Hebrews 10 v24, to “be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good.”
And, being there, why not volunteer for a regular commitment to one of the many ministries that help to enhance our worship:
Sidespersons – to welcome!
Readers – to read the Word of God
Intercessions – to lead us in prayer
Communion assistants – to help in the distribution of communion (training provided)
Servers – to assist the celebrant (training provided)
Singers – to lead us in singing (as part of the choir and/or the singers group)
Musicians – to fill the church with music
Bell-ringing – to call us joyfully to church
Help to set-up for services e.g. organising materials, setting up equipment and tidying up afterwards.
There are also roles to assist in planning and organising services – to review developments in worship and consider new liturgical settings – both for traditional and modern forms.