8.45am - SUNDAYS: Typically on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month, a SAID EUCHARIST (also called Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper) is celebrated. It is a service using 'Common Worship'. There is always a short sermon and the service is typically 40 minute’s duration.
Please check the church calendar for possible exceptions when there will be one Eucharist / Holy Communion service at 10am on occasions such as Easter, Pentecost, Holy Cross Day, Advent Sunday and Christmas Day.
10am - SUNDAYS:
Typically on the 1st 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.
(Typically, there is a Celtic Eucharist on the 1st Sunday of the month at 6.30pm, sometimes earlier at 4.30pm in winter months)
Please check the church calendar for possible exceptions
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 to ten 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 60 - 70 minutes. Refreshments are served after the 10am service in the Parish Hall)