The 8.30am service is re-commencing on Sunday 5th September.
There are occasionally amendments to the services, and so please do check on the weekly notices which provides up-to-date information, week by week.
8.30 am. Sunday
This service provides a traditional Anglican format which always includes Holy Communion. This is always a said service without music or hymns and provides space for personal reflection and prayer.
The Book of Common Prayer is used in the first and third Sundays of the month. This is the 1662 version.
A Common Worship said communion service is used on the other Sundays.
A View from the Pew
“The St Ed’s early Sunday Communion service starts at 8.30am and lasts for about 30-45 minutes.
Unlike most other services here, there is no singing. It has a quiet, peaceful atmosphere. Many worshippers find the quietness and peace provides the time for contemplation and reflection, which is a good way to start to the day.
This is probably the most traditional service at St Ed’s; every other week, we celebrate communion using the historic ‘Book of Common Prayer’, which some people prefer because it uses a more poetic language. We alternate with a more modern communion format.
The services are generally led by two of the clergy or lay ministers, one presiding and the other preaching.
The regular group of worshippers is about 20-30 in number, which make us a close-knit group. Most of us take turns at the various jobs to support the clergy, including reading the lesson and stewarding the service.
As with all our services, we are pleased to meet visitors, whether from other local churches or holidaymakers staying at one of the adjacent hotels.”