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STOP PRESS: ALL PUBLIC ACTS OF WORSHIP CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (ARCHBISHOP'S DIRECTIONS) DOES NOT INCLUDE FUNERALS, WEDDINGS AND BAPTISMS. THESE WILL GO AHEAD
We have two different acts of worshipping with different congregations on Sunday mornings. Early Church meets at 9:30 and the Traditional Service meets at 11 am.
Early Church, 9:30, has provision for children and on most Sundays there is a group for younger teenagers too. This hour long service has a relaxed and more informal style of worship and uses contemporary worship songs projected on a screen, but at the same time the congregation is eager to encounter God through his Holy Spirit and grow closer to Jesus. The Early Church congregation has young families and older people too. In Early Church Holy Communion is celebrated at Easter and on handful of other occasions punctuating the year.
The traditional service is at 11 am; it has a small robed choir, an organist and a mixture of traditional hymns and more contemporary songs. The traditional service does not have children’s provision apart from toys for very young children. Most traditional services at 11 am will be Holy Communion with the exception of the first Sunday of the month which is a Service of the Word unless it falls on a major festival or we have had to swap things around! On Mothering Sunday and Remembrance Sunday, the traditional service is joined by uniformed organisations for a parade service at 10 am. On Mother Sunday and the Toy Service (early in December at 10 am) we are often joined by children from Low Moor Church of England Primary School.
There is a chance to meet and catch up with people over coffee and tea at both services. For Early Church coffee is provided before the service (but you would not be declined one at the end of the service if you asked!) and for the traditional service coffee and tea comes after the service.
Mid-week, we have a mid-week act of worship at 10 am on Wednesday with coffee and tea served afterwards. This is Holy Communion apart from the second Wednesday of the month. The congregation on Wednesday has a large contingent of people who cannot make Sunday worship.