Services

Our Regular Services

You are very warmly welcome to attend all our services at St Wilfrid's and below is a short guide to the daily life in our church:

 

Early morning Eucharist  (Every Sunday at 8.00am)

Each Sunday morning at 8.00am there is a quieter said Eucharist to begin our day in the Lady Chapel. Each week we follow the Common Worship order one Holy Communion service. This follows a similar pattern to our main Sung Eucharist, and there is also a homily to reflect on the Gospel for the Day.

Parish Eucharist (Every Sunday at 10.30am)

Our main Sunday worship takes place at 10.30am with a Parish Eucharist. On the third Sunday of the month at 10.30am, we have our Family Eucharist with a special theme and input from Nyewood Infant and Junior school and our younger people. 

If you have been baptised and confirmed, you are welcome to receive the bread and wine. Otherwise, you may like to receive a blessing, or stay in your seat, as you prefer.

Refreshments are served in the Church Hall after our Sung Eucharist to which all are very welcome to come and share. Fellowship is an important part of the worshipping community at St Wilfrid's.

Note: Second Sunday with Healing Ministry.


Family Eucharist (3rd Sunday of the month at 10.30am)

At 10.30am every Third Sunday, we have our Family Eucharist at which the children and staff from Nyewood Infant and Junior School are present and contribute to leading our service. The service takes a similar form of our 10.30am Eucharist although the pupils from the school act out the Gospel reading and assist leading in our prayers. The address is more interactive and follows the particular theme for the service. This links in to the preparation work done by the children to think about the theme before the service.

Our service takes place in various places in the Church to enable everyone (and especially the children) to see what is happening. The feel of the service is very much an informal one and the music fits for all ages, with some modern songs which the children know from school. This service can be particularly helpful for anyone new wanting to join the church to experience worship.

If you do intend to visit for the Family Eucharist for the first time, you'll be made to feel welcome.

Choral Evensong
(2nd Sunday of Each month at 6.00pm apart from in August and December)


Using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer with resonant and beautiful words. There are spoken prayers and readings from the scriptures, and there’s a sermon and more hymns with a collection.

There is also a homily in the form of a story or reflection on an important aspect of the Christian faith.


Weekday Eucharist    (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00am, Wednesday 6:00pm)

The Eucharist is celebrated each weekday (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10.00am; Wednesday at 6.30pm). It lasts approximately half an hour. The service follows a similar pattern to the Sunday Eucharist but without music and is on a much smaller scale.


The Saturday
 Eucharist (11.30am)

On a Saturday morning at 11:30am in the Lady Chapel.

The structure of the service is similar to our Week-day Eucharist’s; with readings and a short homily.

Note: Preceded by Prayer Over the Blessed Sacrament at 10:00am 1st Sunday in the month.

Note: Preceded by Rosary Prayer at 10:45 on Third Saturday in the month.

Evening Prayer  (Every Saturday and Wednesday at 5.00pm)

Each Saturday and Wednesday,  a quiet said service of Evening Prayer takes place following into the order of service from the Book of Common Prayer.

At the heart of this service is a pattern of recitation and reading, it offers a place of reflection and prayer as the day moves towards evening.

Our prayers take the form of praying for our Sunday worship and for those in need.
 

Baptisms

Those wishing to seek Baptism for themselves or for their children, should, in the first instance approach the parish office open Monday to Friday between 9.30am to 12.30am and obtain an application form.

All are welcome, whether, married, lone or single parents top bring children to Baptism. Baptisms take place at 3pm on Sunday afternoons unless another time has been arranged with the parish priest, Father Andrew Wadsworth.

You should live within the parish boundary. If not but you have a particular reason for wanting Baptism at St Wilfrid¡¯s speak directly to Father Andrew. All those wishing their children to be baptized where the date and time are agreed are encouraged to come to the Family Eucharist on the third Sunday of the month at 10.30am.

There is no charge for baptisms but a donation to cover the cost of the use the Church is appreciated and there are Gift Aid forms available to make the most of your gift.

Weddings

Anyone who lives within the Parish boundary has the right to be married in their parish Church. Since October 2008, anyone who has a qualifying connection, but does not live in the parish, may also apply.

If you are considering a Church Wedding please contact the Church Office, see above for opening hours, to complete a registration form and the parish priest will then contact you. There is a non returnable registration fee of £25 when the form has been completed. There will be an interview with the parish priest to make all the necessary arrangements for the special day.

 COST OF A WEDDING

 These are set in accordance with the fees set by the Archbishop’s Council, which are revised each year. There are additional fees to cover the cost of the use of the Church, having an organist, the choir and flowers. These fees will be available at the time of booking.

Blessings/Renewal

It is possible to have a special service of blessing on civil marriages and also to have a service of thanksgiving for significant wedding anniversaries, along with Renewal of Marriage Vows.

These can be arranged with the parish priest Father Andrew Wadsworth.

The fees for these services are negotiable

 

 

 

 

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