Sunday Morning Services
Every Sunday the Eucharist (also called Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper) is celebrated at 9am. It is a ‘said’ service using Common Worship. There is always a short sermon and the service is typically 40 minute’s duration.
At 10am on the first Sunday of the month there is ‘All-Age’ worship. The service is tailored accordingly, with one reading for the day, hymns or choruses, and the probability of an interactive talk. The musical instruments are particularly appreciated by the children and the hymns are accompanied by the ‘Clavinova’ piano. The service is typically 50 minute’s duration.
On the remaining Sunday’s there is a 10am Sung Eucharist using words and prayers from Common Worship. The hymnody is usually from Anglican Hymns Old and New which contains a wealth of traditional and modern hymns with worship songs. The music for the service is accompanied by our fine Willis pipe organ. Sermons at St Cross are typically concise and even at our main morning service the sermon is generally eight minutes in length. There is provision of suitable activities for children, linked to the gospel and teaching for the day. Families enjoy sharing in this, and many of the children love to bring and share their work with the congregation after Communion. The whole service lasts about 70 minutes and refreshments are served afterwards.