Sundays

Church Services

 

Sundays
Our standard Sunday services run throughout the year. Sometimes they change times, particularly around Christmas, Easter and the summer holidays.  Please always check the 'Calendar' section to confirm timings.


8:00am Book of Common Prayer Communion
This service begins our day of worship and is held in the choir stalls at Holy Trinity. Using the 1662 prayer book communion service first written by Thomas Cranmer in 1548, this quiet service lasts between 35 and 40 minutes. A short homily of 5 minutes explores the scriptures used for the day. We have printed a new service booklet that allows those unfamiliar with this pattern of service to easily follow and take part. All are welcome to experience worship that has been held in this way (with only minor revision in 1662!!) for well over 450 years.

9:00am Holy Communion using Common Worship
The liturgy that shapes this service was first introduced in the year 2000. It echoes many aspects of the prayer book service, but includes 8 versions of the Eucharistic prayer; these are the prayers used as the bread and wine are consecrated for communion. We have printed a new version of this service that is easy to use.A short sermon explores the scriptures used for the day. We shall also be offering sung worship choosing music from the hymn book that best suits our service and season.  This will usually be led by our organist. Held in the nave of the church, this service will last approximately an hour.

10:30am Contemporary Café-style Service
This service includes provision for our children and young people who will begin the service in church before going into their groups. There will also be a crèche for under threes. Following the same theme as the two earlier services and using the same scriptures, this service will have an extended time of sung worship, opportunity to explore the scriptures through both presentation and conversation, time to pray and reflect as well as access to tea and coffee! This service will be held in the nave of the church and will use visual media rather than liturgy and hymn books. Communion will be shared at least once per month at this service. The informality of this service will nevertheless allow space to use the rich heritage of liturgies from the church’s long history.

Festival “All-Together” Services
From time to time the 9:00am and 10:30am services will be replaced with a single service at 10:00am to give the whole church a chance to join together in worship. The first opportunity to do this in 2018 will be Mothering Sunday, 11 March. Other examples where being together will be the best way to worship are Trinity Sunday…we are, after all, Holy Trinity Sunningdale!, Harvest, Remembrance and the Nativity service.

Fellowship and Refreshment
An important aspect for many church members is the opportunity to share fellowship. We shall serve coffee and tea after the 9:00am service and on into the 10:30am service. This will create a lovely opportunity for the majority of the church family to meet together.

 

Other Nearby Churches

Sunningdale Baptist Church
Linda Brooks: 01344 626140
Sundays 10:30am Morning Service

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Priest Father Antonio: 01344 621238
Sundays 10.00am Mass 11.30am Mass