Services and Worship

St Mary and St Michael’s is, first and foremost, a church for its parish. People come to us from a wide range of theological and church traditions, and our services embody a rich spectrum of styles, from the traditional, to creative activities with modern worship songs.

Our largest congregation meets at 10am on Sundays. Parish Communion, either All Age or with Junior Church, is celebrated in the Central style of the Church of England, with a sung setting – formal without being stuffy. Members of the congregation arrange flowers, give lifts, read, administer the chalice, help with children’s activities and occasionally lead intercessions

First Sunday
8.30 amHoly Communion (BCP*)
10.00 amAll Age Holy Communion
Second Sunday
8.30 amHoly Communion (BCP*)
10.00 amCommon Worship Holy Communion With Junior Church
Third Sunday
10.00 amThird Sunday informal, non-eucharistic service (suitable for all ages)
6.30 pmEvening Prayer (BCP*)
Fourth Sunday
8.30 amHoly Communion (BCP*)
10.00 amCommon Worship Holy Communion With Junior Church
Fifth Sunday
8.30 amHoly Communion (BCP*)
10.00 amAll Age Communion with elements of Messy Church

Special services and events are held at major festivals, both in church and in the community. There are also ‘civic’ services, e.g. Remembrance Sunday at church and the War Memorial.

*Book of Common Prayer


Music has traditionally been a strength of our church. Our professional organist plays for most services and for weddings and funerals; a music group plays for the Third Sunday service and occasionally at other services.

Our choir sings at festivals and special occasions.

Organ music for a wedding or funeral:

Joining the adult choir: