PRAYER

Morning Prayer is on Mondays at 900 am and is online via Zoom.  Evening Prayer is on Thursdays at 530pm via Zoom.  We follow the lectionary for the Bible readings.  A link is sent out via email the day before and there is a light-hearted “question of the day” to ponder.  It may be about finding out about a particular person that is commemorated, or a general question to build awareness of church, eg “What is a lectionary?  Why do churches face a particular direction?  Who put the chapters in the Bible?  What is Ordinary Time?”

Be assured that the clergy say the daily office privately at other times and should you wish to have a name added to their intercessions, please contact the Rector.

Contact the clergy or church office if you want the Zoom link.

BIBLE STUDY

There is an online Bible study group that meets every two to three weeks.  There is much to ponder and discuss over the 1 1/2 hours which goes very quickly.

Contact the clergy or church office if you wish to come along.

MEN’S GROUP

Plans are afoot to relaunch this masterpiece of male comradery!  Some recent bowling nights have shown who can bowl and who needs more practise!  Contact Rev Barry or Rev Martin for further details.

“COFFEE-DROP”

This new group starts on 4 November, last St Alban’s church hall.  Open to all!  Your Thursdays just become more exciting!  1000 – 1200 for coffee, cake, chat, craft, play, and making new friends.  And it’s free!

GROUPS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Children are very welcome at both our churches and we want them to be able to worship God in their own way. We have toy bags for those children who prefer to stay in church with their parents and a children’s corner in both our churches (and parents – we also have toilets with nappy changing facilities!).

The following are also particularly child friendly:

Coffee Drop

This weekly Thursday drop-in with free coffee, tea and cake is open to everyone of all ages.  1000 – 1200 every Thursday.

Crèche

The Crèche room is always available for preschool children and babies at St Mary’s during the main Sunday service. Toy bags are available for all young children in both our churches.

Teens at St Alban’ (TASA)

For young people of secondary school age. Lively discussion and activities at our main 10.00 am service at St Alban’s on the first Sunday of each month.