Sunday services

Sunday 4th December (See further details and other dates)

Parish Church | 9.00 a.m. | Communion (Order 2) | Jennie Hodgkinson

St Martin's | 10.30 a.m. | Morning Worship | John Chandler

Parish Church | 11.00 a.m. | Family Communion | Jennie Hodgkinson

Parish Church | 7.00 p.m. | Sunday@Seven | David Masters

Other news and information

Everybody Welcome bannerThe 'Everybody Welcome' course continues next week.

This four-week course runs on Sunday morning (during the 11.00 service) and on Wednesday and Thursday evenings (7.45 - 9.15) in the Parish Church (with coffee from 7.15).
Find out more or sign up.
Picture: Toddler groupDuring term time, we run several groups for pre-school children with their parents and carers.

Light Break Café (8.45-10.00) and Baby Playtime (10.00-11.30) take place at St Martin’s in Mill Road.

Take-a-Break (10.00-11.30) meets at the Parish Hall, opposite Boots, in Church Street. Take-a-Break Too (10.00-11.30) takes place at St Martin’s in Mill Road.

You can contact us for further details.

Chapel window: Edward Burne-Jones and William MorrisThe Parish Church is open daily from about 9 o'clock until about 4.30 in winter (5.30 during the summer) and we welcome everyone.

The chapel provides a quiet space for prayer and reflection whenever the church is open and offers opportunities to leave a prayer request, thanksgiving or remembrance as well as simple prayer ideas to help you use the space effectively.

The whole church is accessible, except for the tower, the only access to which is a steep, narrow, spiral, stone stair with more than 150 steps. The tower is now closed for the winter, and will reopen after Easter 2017.

Cornerstone logoCornerstone Coffee Shop and Café.

Cornerstone Coffee Shop is open 10 a.m. - 12 noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Parish Hall.

Cornerstone Café is open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Thursdays.

Both provide a great place to relax, chat, meet old friends and make new ones. Why not drop in for a snack and a drink - including a delicious Latte or Cappuccino from our  ‘fresh bean to cup’ coffee machine - or, on Thursdays, a light lunch?  You're sure of a warm welcome.

Image of one of our Christmas postcardsChristmas 2016

You'll find a warm welcome at all our Christmas services.

For details, view a summary of our Christmas services.

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Advent countdown

Advent wreath - 1 candle lit27th November - Advent Sunday

O Lord our God, make us watchful and keep us faithful as we await the coming of your Son our Lord; that, when he shall appear, he may not find us sleeping in sin but active in his service and joyful in his praise; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty God, as your kingdom dawns, turn us from the darkness of sin to the light of holiness, that we may be ready to meet you in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

More Advent prayer resources and ideas can be found here.