Service:

Brief Description

Often Available At:

All Age Worship

A development of Family Worship with a deliberate attempt to allow all age groups to worship together, without too much focus just on the children.

Billingborough - 4th Sundays

Café Church

A modern form of worship starting with a social time (incl. drinks & snacks) leading into informal worship - still around tables with a drink. The sermon is replaced with a discussion, which is stopped at the end of the hour.

Pointon - 1st Sundays

Communion

The sharing of bread & wine as part of a formal service usually involving prayers, hymns and a sermon. Whilst all are welcome and invited to go up to the altar - usually only Confirmed members (of any Christian Church) actually take the bread & wine during the climax of the service.

Aslackby - 1st Sundays

Billingborough - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays

Horbling - 1st Sundays

Pointon - 2nd Sundays (Winter)

Sempringham - 2nd Sundays (Summer)

Communion (BCP)

The older form of Communion, still retained in some places for the poetry and familiarity of the more traditional words.

Aslackby - 4th Sundays

Dowsby - 2nd Sundays

Compline (Night Prayer)

A very simple, quiet, formal service. Usually without music, but with a single, simple, unaccompanied hymn. It contains prayers, psalms and readings.  

Often used to end "special" evening services, like bible study & Holy Week.

Evening Prayer

A formal service of evening or afternoon prayers, often with hymns and a sermon, either in modern form (Common Worship) or Traditional (BCP).

Aslackby - 3rd Sundays

Evening Worship

Usually an informal evening or afternoon service, often with a more modern feel to it than Evening Prayer. The term is sometimes used when the Minister of the day needs to keep their options open as to the exact form of worship.

Sempringham / Pointon 4th Sundays

Family Worship

An informal service with a particular focus on families including children.

No longer routinely offered in this Benefice

Iona Worship

A less formal service than Morning or Evening Prayer,

using words from the Iona Community, who bring a Celtic feel to their worship.

Occasional use only -

Aslackby - 3rd Sundays

Sempringham / Pointon 4th Sundays

Morning Prayer

A formal service of morning prayers, often with hymns & a sermon, said either in modern form (Common Worship) or Traditional (BCP).

Dowsby - 4th Sundays

Morning Worship

Usually an informal morning service, often with a more modern feel to it than Morning Prayer. The term is sometimes used when the Minister of the day needs to keep their options open as to the exact form of worship.

No longer routinely offered in this Benefice

Prayer and Praise

A development of Morning Worship. The service is a little more interactive, with time for silent or open prayer and "talks" rather than formal sermons.

Horbling - 3rd Sundays

Taize

A modern worship, of a quiet and reflective style, built around music from the Taizé Community in France. Often uses acoustic instruments rather than an organ.

Aslackby - occasional 3rd Sundays