Worship in the Benefice
We try to offer a range of worship to suit different tastes and styles. However, we are a Benefice which has always been centred on the weekly Eucharist or service of Holy Communion at which the congregation receive the bread and wine in memory of Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross.
For current services during the Covid crisis - please see
the Weekly Notices and Calendar for all the Benefice churches.
Our usual pattern of Sunday Services can be seen below:
St. John's, New Alresford
Our Sunday Morning Eucharist takes place at 9:30 am on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.
Each Sunday at 8am, there is a said Holy Communion service according to the Book of Common Prayer for those who prefer Communion to All-Age Worship or who still have a soft spot for the BCP!
There is also a half-hour said Eucharist held in the Lady Chapel on Friday mornings at 10:00 am.
Morning Prayer in the Celtic Tradition
Come and join us for simple, beautiful prayers in the Lady Chapel at St. John’s at 9:00 am on Wednesdays. The service takes about 20 minutes and all are welcome.
All-Age Worship (Second Sundays)
On the second Sunday of the month, our 9:30 am service is a service of All-Age Worship that is designed to appeal to all ages but has a specific focus on those with young families. The service lasts about 40-50 minutes and has 4 hymns which are accompanied by our Music Group. These services usually involve an interactive All-Age talk or a dramatic presentation by some of our young people instead of a sermon and are based around the theme of the day. Our Baptism families are often welcomed at this service.
Service of the Word
Come and join us on the 4th Sunday of the month for an informal service with hymns and prayers without communion.
Sundays @ Six
First Sunday of the month. Come early (5.45pm) for a hot drink and a cake. Reflections and prayers with worship songs accompanied by piano and acoustic instruments.
St. Mary's, Old Alresford
Morning Eucharist takes place at 9:30 am on the 2nd Sunday of the month.
Said Holy Communion on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 9.30 am according to the Book of Common Prayer.
Morning Praise with Sue at 11:00 am on the 1st and 4th Sundays of the Month.
St. Peter's, Ovington
Our Sunday Morning Eucharist takes place at 11 am on the 2nd Sunday of the month when there is a said Holy Communion service according to the Book of Common Prayer.
A relaxed service on the First Sunday every two months at 11 am. Bring your own mug!
On the 4th Sunday of the month at 10 am there is a quiet reflective service.
All Saints, Bighton
Our Sunday Communion takes place at 11 am on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
On the 1st Sunday of the month at 11 am there is a traditional service from the Book of Common Prayer.
On the 4th Sunday of the month at 11 am there is Morning Prayer from Common Worship.