Worship at St Mary
Over the course of a month, the worship at St Mary’s alternates between a communion service and a non-Eucharistic service of the Word.
The communion service is led by a priest, and usually happens on the first and third Sunday of the month. The first Sunday is an all-age service, with modern liturgy, a generally informal feel, and an interactive sermon that may require some congregation participation! The third Sunday uses Order One in Traditional Language – it is a modern service, but also uses the thees and thous redolent of the Book of Common Prayer.
The services of the Word are lay-led, either by the warden, or by an authorised licensed lay-minister. The focus of this service is how God speaks to us through Jesus Christ, as witnessed to in the scriptures.