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Special Services in Advent and Christmas
All of our Christmas services can be found below
Sunday services are well-attended, and the Eucharist is celebrated every week. Due to our strong links to the school we have a large number of young families attending, and there is also a faithful and long-serving core of slightly more mature worshippers.
Throughout the Church year services are adapted to reflect the season, and on days such as Mothering Sunday and Harvest Festival we hold all-age services so that the children can be in Church for these special occasions.
On a few Sundays each year a whole Parish service is held at St. Thomas’ and on these days there is no service at St Agnes’.
Our Tuesday morning services are held in the Community Room within St. Thomas’ Church, and follow the Book of Common Prayer.
There are no longer any regular Church services at St Hugh's, which is a Church within a school. An annual Parish service takes place at St Hugh’s on the Sunday nearest to November 17th which is St Hugh’s Day.
Special services – like, for example Ash Wednesday – take place in school, so the children do experience being in Church. Baptisms have also taken place in the school. These were real school family occasions, as we baptised a variety of children from the school as well as the child of a member of the school staff.
St Thomas' Church is open every Tuesday and Saturday from 10.30 am to 1 pm, so that parishioners and visitors can look around the building, spend time in prayer, or just sit quietly in peaceful surroundings. If there are any events or activities going on at the back of Church, the small St James' Chapel is always available for private prayer. Beyond Church
A small but committed Pastoral Care Team, led by Reverend Ruth Farraris extremely active in “taking the Church” out into the community. There are regular visits to Residential Care Homes in the area, and the team makes pastoral visits and takes Home Communion to parishioners who are no longer able to attend Church services.