First Sunday of the month
8.15am Barrington. Eucharist.
9.30am Croydon. Eucharist.
9.30am Orwell. Eucharist
11.00am Wimpole. Matins
6.00pm Barrington. Evensong.
Second Sunday of the month
10.00am Benefice Eucharist. This service will rotate around the parishes.
Third Sunday of the month
9.30am Barrington. Eucharist
9.30am Wimpole. Eucharist (BCP)
11.00am Orwell. Lets Worship (All Age service)
4.00pmCroydon (alternates each month between Eucharist and Service of the Word)
6.00pm Arrington. Service of the Word
Fourth Sunday of the month
9.30am Arrington. Eucharist.
11.00am Barrington. Worship Together (All Age service)
6pm Orwell. Evensong.
Fifth Sunday of the month
10.00am Benefice Eucharist. This service will rotate around the parishes along with the second Sunday service.
We say Morning Prayer publicly on four mornings a week, in the following pattern
Tuesday 8am : St Nicholas Arrington
Wednesday 7.30am : St Andrew Orwell
Friday 8am : All Saints’ Barrington
Saturday 9am : All Saints’ Croydon
What happens in a service
The Eucharist: A Eucharist is a service where Christians celebrate the last meal that Jesus had with his disciples before being tried and crucified. Many Christians feel it is the most important service of the week.
It includes songs of praise, prayer, as well as readings from the bible, a short talk (sermon) of about ten minutes that nearly always draws its subject from the readings. The second part of the service is given over to the sharing of the bread and wine. The whole service lasts about an hour and all are welcome. Many of these Eucharist services have light refreshments served afterwards where people can meet and talk together.
The service uses Common Worship as distinct from Book of Common Prayer(BCP). Common Worship uses modern language and an interactive responsive structure.
BCP Eucharists or Holy Communion use more traditional language.
Evening and Morning Prayer
Morning Prayer is a short period of spoken prayer to start the day. It includes a Psalm and readings from the bible, the prayers are led but there is also ample opportunity for individuals to offer their own prayer either aloud or inwardly. The service lasts about 20 minutes.
Evening Prayer has readings from the bible, a psalm, a short response or talk, hymns and prayers that respond to concerns in the world and the community. It uses modern language and last about 45 minutes.
All Age services
All Age services are designed to encourage all ages to contribute to the whole pattern of the service. The service uses modern language and lasts about 45 minutes.
Evensong and Matins
Evensong and Matins are formal periods of prayer for the morning and the evening. They use BCP for their structure and the language is from the 17th century.
There are readings from the bible and a short talk (a sermon of no more than 10 minutes), as well as hymns both Matins and Evensong include canticles and psalms sung by the congregation. The service lasts about 45 minutes.
This is a short meditative service of about 20 minutes for the end of the day. It has no address.
Regular midweek services
There is a midweek Eucharist on the third Thursday of the month at 10.30am in Clifden Close Community Rooms in Arrington.
There is also a united (Methodist and Anglican) midweek service of a short address prayers and hymns in the Lordship Close Community rooms in Orwell on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 11am. Tea and coffee is provided after the services in each place.
Currently we have no Sunday School provision, although we welcome children to all our services, and a children’s bulletin is always provided. “Let’s Worship” in Orwell and “Worship Together” in Barrington are ‘All Age’ services with activities for children.