Normal Sunday Services at St Mary's
Traditional Morning Service
with organ & choir
Informal Contemporary Service
with music group,
creche and children’s activities
Traditional Evening Service
with organ & choir
in the Old Church on the sea-front
We have three 'flavours' of Sunday church service to offer you:
Traditional ~ Contemporary ~ Exploring
Our Traditional services (9.30am in the main church and 6.30pm in the Old Church) include our choir, traditional hymns, and set forms of service. For early risers, there is also an 8am Communion Service each Sunday, in the main church. (Combined services for special events start at 10.30am.)
The Contemporary 11.00am services (in the main church) are less formal, with singing led by a small music group, and with a creche and actvities for children and young people.
'Exploring' times give us alternative ways of meeting God, through contemplative prayer, through Celtic-style worship, and through different opportunities to exercise the gifts of the Spirit, both on Sundays and other times during the week..
Several times a year, on special Sundays such as Mothering Sunday and Remembrance Sunday, we hold a "combined service" at 10.30am, when all our congregations can join together in worship.
As a church, we are Bible-based, with a heart for mission and evangelism, supporting initiatives locally, nationally and internationally. We lead an active and vibrant spiritual life, where we acknowledge Jesus as our Lord and Saviour and seek to follow him day by day through the power of his Holy Spirit.
Although our main worship services are on Sunday, many other activities take place throughout the week. Our home groups are at the heart of church life, meeting in different homes for fellowship, Bible study and prayer.
For those enquiring about the Christian faith or wanting to deepen their understanding, Alpha, Start and Discipleship courses are held regularly.
For those who like a quiet, contemplative service during the week, we hold a Communion service in the Old Church near the sea-front on Wednesday mornings at 11am.
Our services are open to everyone, and we hope you will always receive a warm welcome. We hope too that you will find something that helps you along the road on your own faith-journey.
If you prefer to check on anything before you come, please feel free to contact the Church Office, open most weekday mornings, by dropping in or ringing (01255 679164) or emailing us via firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have a message box.