ECCLESIASTICAL TRADITION AND PATTERN OF WORSHIP 

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The church serves the whole community and embraces within its congregation worshipers of many traditions, and indeed denominations. The current practice is probably best described as Central Churchmanship using Common Worship for most services, but the Book of Common Prayer is used from time to time. Vestments are usually worn. One service is held on Sundays at 1100. Normally two services a month are Morning Prayer led by the Reader (or a Churchwarden in the Reader's absence).

Special services  held include: Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Harvest Festival, Commemoration of the Faithful Departed, Remembrance Sunday (at 1500 hours as so many of the congregation are involved in 1100 services elsewhere), Remembrance Day itself for the school's senior class but held in church, St Andrew's Day, Christingle, Carol and Crib services.

Hymns of Praise on the GreenThere are close links with the Salvation Army who at the PCC's invitation have been providing a Carol Concert in the Village Hall for 40 years. On special occasions the Salvation Army also provides a band to support church events on the Village Green. 

There is also a weekday service onThursday: Holy Communion or Morning Prayer also at 0900.

The lay team comprises a Reader who is  licensed to conduct funerals, a licensed Lay Minister, and five members of the congregation who are licensed to administer Holy Communion. All have undertaken Vulnerable Adult training.

 

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