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All-Age Worship
Annual All-Saints Season Memorial Service
Midweek Services
Annual Pre-Christmas Candle Service
Christingle Services
Family Service
Holy Eucharist/Communion
Morning Prayer

All-Age Worship

11am at Hope, 2nd Sunday in the month.
The form of this service varies over time and is currently (Summer 2015) exploring the Alpha course. This is likely to change in the Autumn and information will be posted as soon as it’s available.

Annual All-Saints Season Memorial Service

This service is held at St Cynfarch’s on a Sunday evening close to All Saints Day (November 1st) and is especially for people from the area who have lost a loved one during the past year. The Rector invites personally the families of those whose funerals have been held at either Church during the preceding year, and notice of the service is given well in advance so that anyone else who wishes to can attend. Many families find comfort in this opportunity to reflect and remember a loved one some time after the stress surrounding the funeral itself, and to meet in fellowship other families and members of the congregation.

Midweek Services
We are currently holding a service in Hope every Thursday at 3pm. It is based around Compline but with open prayer as the regular Monday Morning Prayer.
All are welcome and any special prayer requests will be included.

Annual Pre-Christmas Candle Service
Each year, in early to mid December, we hold a simple service which provides a quiet space for reflection and remembrance and the opportunity to light a candle in memory of loved ones.

Many of us look back fondly to Christmases past and miss those no longer with us; some have family and friends far away or who are perhaps too ill to join them. For some of us the Christmas season becomes very hectic and we feel the need for a quiet space for reflection.

Whatever the reason for attending, everyone is warmly welcome to this service which lasts approximately 40 minutes, and tea and coffee is available afterwards.

Christingle Services

Our annual Christingle service which takes place on Christmas Eve has proved so popular with families that in 2007 we decided to hold two services to avoid both disappointment and over-crowding and we have continued with these two services.

We celebrate the Christmas story using the old Moravian custom of decorated oranges: the orange represents the earth, the sweets stuck into the organges represent the fruits of the earth, and the candle placed in the orange represents Christ, the Light of the World.

Family Service
All Age/Family Services are held at both Hope and at Emmanuel. It is a non-communion service which picks up a theme from either one of the day’s set readings or from matters of particular interest. It aims to be of interest to members of the congregation of all ages and involvement by children and adults alike is welcomed. The service lasts approximately 45 minutes and is followed by drinks and biscuits. Baptisms are often held during this service.

Holy Eucharist/Communion

Our main service is that of Holy Eucharist, where we remember Jesus sharing a meal with his followers shortly before his death and asking them to on doing this in remembrance of him. The heart of the service is the sharing of bread in the form of sanctified wafers, and of wine, representing the sacrifice Jesus made of his body and blood.

Members of all denominations who normally take communion in their own churches are welcome to join us in taking communion.

Our Communion services vary in style, and include the weekly 8am said Communion at Hope, Choral Communion with traditional language and modern language with familiar musical settings – something for all preferences! See “Services in the next few weeks” for exact details of when each type of service will take place.

Morning Prayer
A non-communion service of Morning Prayer is held each month at both Hope and Emmanuel. It consists of prayers, hymns, Bible readings and a talk. Most time this is withing a modern setting but once a quarter at Hope we have a service of Matins, when we use the old prayers and sing some of the old canticles, or church hymns.

A short service of Morning Prayer is also held in Hope every Monday morning at 9.15 am.