Our Services

We use the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, with readings from the 1611 Authorised King James Version of the Bible, exclusively for every Sunday service.

We celebrate Holy Communion on the first and third Sundays of each month, and on the second Sunday our service is sung Matins; on the last Sunday we sing Evensong.

Music is at the heart of our worship and our hymns are chosen from Hymns Ancient and Modern. The congregation enjoy singing these wonderful traditional hymns, well known from everyone’s childhood. The canticles and responses are sung to similarly well-known settings, enabling all to join in. St Mary the Virgin is blessed to have two organists, and a recently installed new organ, thus ensuring the continuation of live music in all our services.

First & Third Sunday

11:00 am Holy Communion

Second Sunday

11:00 am Sung Matins

Last Sunday

6:00pm Sung Evensong

(This service is brought forward to 4:00pm during winter months)

Fifth Sunday

6:00pm Sung Evensong

(Please note: The fourth Sunday becomes Sung Matins when there is a fifth Sunday)