Worship Materials

Our Services are based on "Common Worship" a collection of authorised Services used for public worship for all occasions within the Church of England and many Anglican traditions. These words and prayers give our Services their structure and a common link with Churches around the world.

Common Worship draws together the rich inheritance of the past (the Book of Common Prayer) and the very best of our contemporary forms of worship with newer liturgies. This gives us a resource which is rich and varied and able to reflect the multiplicity of contexts in which worship is offered today. 

Common Worship encourages the imaginative engagement in worship, opening the way for people in the varied circumstances of their lives to experience the love of God in Jesus Christ in the life and power of the Holy Spirit.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is at the heart of Common Worship.

Occasionally, we may use forms of Services, prayers and worship which are provided by the Iona Community, Taize and Celtic traditions as well other mainstream Christian denominations.

The hymns are sung, largely, from the hymnbook "Complete Anglican – Hymns Old and New". This draws from the traditional hymns and includes modern songs and choruses. However, more recent contemporary music, songs and hymns from today's writers and composers are used especially at the All-Age Service.