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.
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.
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.
There is also a homily in the form of a story or reflection on an important aspect of the Christian faith.
During the interregnum the Eucharist is celebrated on Monday 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.