The monthly pattern of worship reflects the wide range of worship now available in the Church of England.
1st Sunday of the month
Family Morning Praise. Starts with coffee at 10.30am.
Finishes before 11.30am
Although informal it follows an approved service pattern. Usually follows a theme and small children have a special activity. Sometimes video or other visual aids are used and there is always singing, a short talk, a time of prayer and personal reflection. Not Holy Communion. This is part of our commitment we make in Baptism and Thanksgiving services to support those who are bringing up children.
2nd Sunday of the month
Evensong 5.00pm (winter), 6.30pm (summer – from 27/04/14)
A traditional service to close the day and the week. Often, we sing the first part of the service.
3rd Sunday of the month
Common Worship Holy Communion 10.30 am
A modern Holy Communion service followed by coffee.
4th Sunday of the month
Holy Communion 5.00pm (winter), 6.30pm (summer)
A traditional communion service. We are still considering the format of the service for the fourth Sunday but we anticipate using the BCP 1662 version for at least some of these services.
5th Sunday of the month
In the months when there is a 5th Sunday, we celebrate a joint service with the other three churches on the United Parish. One of these services in each year will be at Wath but for the other fifth Sunday services, the congregation will travel to Kirklington, Burneston and Pickhill. We value this opportunity to join a larger congregation and meet up with our friends across the wider parish. Often these services follow a particular theme.
St Mary’s Seasonal Services
We have special service appropriate to the seasons of the year. As well as celebrating the major church festivals, there are a number of special services.
A family service to celebrate the harvest.
On the Sunday nearest to Remembrance day, we have a special service to remember those from this parish who were killed in the war.
All Souls Service
A quiet reflective service especially helpful for those who want to remember those who have died who mean something special to them
A chance to celebrate all mothers and what they do or have done for us
Christmas Eve Carol Service
The most popular service of the year with a full church and a real ‘Christmas starts here’ feel on the evening of Christmas Eve.