Friday 7 February

7.00 pm – 11.30 pmThank God It's Friday

Thank God It's Friday is a space away from the working week, a chance to unwind and meet with other people. There is no structure – just turn up, grab a drink, perhaps order some food from the menu, and simply be.

We'll be meeting at 7.00 pm, and you're welcome to stay for as much time as you like until the Brown Cow closes.

All are welcome.

Tuesday 25 February

6.00 pm – 9.00 pmPancake Social

Pancakes, Games, Races and Quizzes.

Lemon and Sugar or Golden Syrup toppings.

Please bring your own nibbles and any other special toppings.

Free entry - donations accepted towards costs.

An evening for all the family.

Wednesday 26 February

9.30 am – 10.00 amSaid Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

A simple service of Said Eucharist to begin Lent, along with the drawing of a cross on the forehead to remind us that we are dust, and to dust we shall return...

All are welcome.

7.30 pm – 8.30 pmSung Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

A service of Sung Eucharist to begin Lent, along with the drawing of a cross on the forehead to remind us that we are dust, and to dust we shall return...

All are welcome.

Saturday 14 March

11.30 am – 12.30 pmAED Awareness Course

Our new automated external defibrillator is an important part of the chain of survival if someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, helping increase the chances of a positive outcome. Knowing how to use it quickly and safely, as well as being more confident in giving CPR, can bring those chances even higher.

This is a short course to improve familiarity with the equipment and the process of giving CPR. All who wish to improve their knowledge are welcome to attend, but we particularly recommend this course to regular users of the Community Centre.

Sunday 22 March

10.00 am – 11.00 amSung Eucharist for Mothering Sunday

Today we celebrate and remember all those who nurture and mother us.

Wednesday 25 March

7.30 pm – 8.30 pmCreators and Recreators - 'An English Passion'

Yorkshire-born composer Philip Wilby in conversation with Canon Richard Cooper about a new choral work:- 

'An English Passion : according to St Matthew'

The music, composed by Philip Wilby, is set to a text constructed by Canon Richard Cooper from St Matthew's Gospel. As the title suggests, it sets the Passion narrative against the background of an English context. Accordingly, all of the congregational hymns included in this choral work are taken from a collection of English tunes published by Ralph Vaughan Williams in his 'English Hymnal' of 1906. A striking feature of St Matthew's telling of the Passion is his use of dramatic silences. For him, Christ is portrayed as the Silent Saviour, and this notable feature is included in this piece.

This evening's event will comprise live music excerpts from the choral work including some of the congregational hymns. 

There will be refreshments afterwards in the Community Centre.

All are welcome.

Sunday 5 April

10.00 am – 11.00 amSung Eucharist for Palm Sunday

We begin our service in the Community Centre, then process into the church signing and carrying our palm crosses, re-enacting Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem on a donkey.  

The Gospel reading will be replaced by a dramatic reading of the Passion Narrative, bringing to life the drama of Jesus' arrest and crucifixion.

As always, anyone is welcome to join us, and when we celebrate the Eucharist, baptised Christians of any age and tradition are welcome to share communion with us.

Thursday 9 April

7.30 pm – 10.00 pmSung Eucharist with washing feet, stripping of sanctuary and Watch until 10pm

In one of the more dramatic services of the year, Maundy Thursday takes us on a journey from the Last Supper, when Jesus tied a towel around himself and washed his disciples' feet, through to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was arrested. 

Like the sleepy disciples, we are invited to watch and wait in quiet meditation from the stripping of the altar until 10pm.

During the Watch, you are welcome to come and sit for all of it; stay for some of it, or leave and come back later.  The church will be open throughout as a quiet space for reflection, whether you want to silently pray, read scripture, or just sit and gaze around this holy building in the night.  There is no right way or wrong way to use the time, and all are welcome.