Sunday Services

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Each Sunday there is  a traditional Holy Communion service at 8am without music or singing. There is also a service at 10.30am which involves music and takes the form of Holy Communion except on the fourth Sunday of the month when there is a family service.  Tea, coffee and biscuits are at the moment are served after this service when there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions. Also on the second Sunday of the month there is is a more informal celebration of Holy Communion, giving us a chance to try new things. When there is a 10.30am communion service our children’s group, Team JC, meets at 10.15am nearby in the Parish Rooms and joins us just before we receive communion. Tea, coffee and biscuits at the moment are served from 10am before the service when there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions. There are also services on most Sunday evenings which vary each week - see below.

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Sunday services taking place in the next fortnight

Click on the top  blue link for each entry to find out more
 
Sunday 12th February 8:00am
St Mary's Church, Saffron Walden
Sunday 12th February 10:30am
St Mary's Church, Saffron Walden
Sunday 12th February 4:00pm
St Mary's Church, Saffron Walden
Sunday 19th February 8:00am
St Mary's Church, Saffron Walden
Sunday 19th February 10:30am
St Mary's Church, Saffron Walden
Sunday 19th February 4:00pm
Parish Rooms
 

Holy Communion at 8am (BCP)

This early morning communion service uses the traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer. There are no hymns, and there is a short sermon or talk. The service takes 40 minutes.

Team JC at 10.15am

Team JC (Our Sunday School) is for children aged 3 to 11 and meets on Sundays during term time, except  when there is a Family Service (usually the 4th Sunday of each month).  Starting with breakfast in the Parish Rooms at 10.15am and finishing in the Church at 11.45am, there are stories, games and craft.

Holy Communion at 10.30am

The communion service that is usually on the first, second, third and fifth Sundays, uses modern language liturgy from Common Worship and includes hymns along with a sermon.  During this time our children’s group, Team JC, meets nearby in the Parish Rooms and joins us just before we receive communion.  The service lasts about an hour and a quarter and refreshments are served from 10am before the service.

Second Sunday Communion at 10.30am

This service usually takes place on the second Sunday of the month and is a more informal celebration of Holy Communion, giving us a chance to try new things.  During this time our children’s group, Team JC, meets nearby in the Parish Rooms and joins us just before we receive communion. The service lasts about an hour and a quarter and refreshments are served from 10am before the service.

Family Service at 10.30am

Usually on the third Sunday each month there is a shorter and more informal service which includes drama, a mix of contemporary songs and hymns and a short talk.   This lasts about 45 minutes and refreshments are served afterwards.

Choral Evensong

This usually takes place on the 2nd Sunday of the month (6.30pm in Summer and 4pm in winter) and lasts an hour. Using the liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer this service includes an anthem and musical settings sung by the choir along with hymns and a sermon. To find out more have a look at our Choral Evensong service sheet.

Taizé Service

A Taizé service involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, a period of silence, and liturgical readings. This takes places on Sunday afternoons/evenings several times a year in the North Chapel and lasts about 45 minutes. Download a past service sheet to give you a better idea about this service. Find out more about the Taizé Community here.

Taizé is a small village in eastern France. For 60 years, it has been the home of a Christian monastic community made up of people from many different countries, speaking many different languages and, uniquely, belonging to several different Christian denominations.

Catholics, Anglicans, Protestants, Orthodox and others live and pray together, share a simple life and welcome the tens of thousands of visitors who come to spend time with them every year from all over the world.

The community has developed a unique style of meditative singing which focuses on the repetitive chanting of short phrases from the Bible and other Christian texts in a range of languages. We are using some of those songs this evening.

H2H at 6.30pm

(Highway to Heaven)  All are invited to our café-style worship led by our youth group, Aftershock.  H2H takes place in the Parish Rooms at 6.30pm on the 1st Sunday of each month.  Cake, coffee and tea provided. All welcome – young and old!