bible-20487 1280Worship 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 services can be seen below:

 

St. John's, New Alresford


The Eucharist

1st Sunday of the month
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!

1st & 3rd Sundays
9.30am - Sunday Morning Eucharist

Midweek Communion
There is also a half-hour said Eucharist on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am.

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. 

Morning Prayer with Rev'd Heather

Come and join us for simple, beautiful prayers at St. John’s at 9:00 am on Tuesdays. The service takes about 20 minutes and all are welcome.


St. Mary's, Old Alresford
The Eucharist
2nd & 4th Sundays
9.30am Parish Communion (CW)

Morning Praise 

1st & 3rd Sundays
11am - Morning Praise with Sue

Morning Prayer with Rev'd Heather

Come and join us for simple, beautiful prayers at St. Mary’s at 9:00 am on Wednesdays.
The service takes about 20 minutes and all are welcome.


St. Peter's, Ovington
The Eucharist
2nd Sundays
11 am - Parish Communion service according to the Book of Common Prayer.

Cafe Church

A relaxed service on the First Sunday every two months at 11 am. Bring your own mug!

Morning Prayer

3rd Sundays
10am - A quiet reflective service.

Morning Prayer with Rev'd Heather

Come and join us for simple, beautiful prayers at St. Peter’s at 9:00 am on Thursdays.
The service takes about 20 minutes and all are welcome.


All Saints, Bighton

Eucharist
4th Sundays
11am - Parish Communion 


Morning Prayer Service

2nd & 3rd Sunday of the month
11 am - Morning Prayer from Common Worship
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Morning Prayer with Rev'd Heather

Come and join us for simple, beautiful prayers at All Saints at 9:00 am on Mondays.
The service takes about 20 minutes and all are welcome.