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Worship – Contemporary Language

The Common Worship suite of services was introduced at the millennium, to allow worship to take place in a style of language more familiar to the modern world, but also offering a wide variation in styles and content, respecting the many traditions of the Church of England.

The liturgies are similar in many respects to that of our Roman Catholic and Methodist friends, reinforcing the idea of the ‘One Universal and Apostolic Church’, a phrase we refer to in our worship on a regular basis.

All our mid-morning Sunday services are prepared using the Common Worship liturgies, and with the exception of the Family Worship are generally accompanied by organ music. However occasionally a guitar, trumpet or clarinet have appeared and we would like to encourage this more often.

Our services are a mix of Family Worship (FW), Morning Praise (MP) and Holy Communion (HC). With easy to follow seasonal booklets at each service, to help and enable those new to church, whether seeking or exploring to take part.

Christian fellowship is important to us and to further support this we normally offer refreshments, and time to stop and chat after our worship.

The following churches use the Common Worship service styles:

All Saints, Tealby (MP/HC)
St Mary’s, Walesby (FW/MP/HC)
St Mary’s, Thoresway (HC)
St Michael and All Angels, Brookenby (FW/HC)