New Service Pattern

May sees the start of a trial service pattern for our parishes.  The end of April brought the end of the existing rota, and so we’ve used this opportunity to have a rethink.  We’ve considered what would suit each parish best and how we can work together as a benefice, to come up with the following pattern, which we are trialling for the next five months with a review at the end of July.

The aims of the new pattern are to have: more Sunday services across the benefice and in each parish; more predictable services times; and that every parish will have a range of services, alongside a monthly midmorning Sung Holy Communion.

This has meant that we’ve had to move some of the service times, to accommodate more services on a Sunday morning, and each Parochial Church Council has decided what pattern of services, and which of the available times, they feel would be most suitable for their parish.

At certain times of the year, seasonal services and Benefice services will alter specific services, but the general pattern is based on each Sunday in the month.  It will operate nine times out of ten and looks like this:

Almer

1st Sunday

11am

Morning Prayer

3rd Sunday

11am

Sung Holy Communion

4th Sunday

8am

Holy Communion

5th Sunday

11am (or at Morden)

Holy Communion

Bloxworth

1st Sunday

6pm

Evening Prayer

2nd Sunday

9:30am

Holy Communion or Morning Prayer

4th Sunday

9:30am

Sung Holy Communion

5th Sunday

9:30am (or at Zelston)

Holy Communion

Morden

1st Sunday

8am

Holy Communion

2nd Sunday

11am

Sung Holy Communion

3rd Sunday

6pm

Sung Evening Prayer

4th Sunday

11am

All Age Worship or All Age Communion

5th Sunday

11am (or at Almer)

Holy Communion

Winterborne Kingston

1st Sunday

9:30am

All Age Worship or All Age Communion

2nd Sunday

8am

Holy Communion

3rd Sunday

9:30am

Sung Holy Communion

4th Sunday

6pm

Evening Prayer

5th Sunday

9:30am

Morning Prayer

Winterborne Zelston

1st Sunday

9:30am

Sung Holy Communion

2nd Sunday

6pm

Evening Prayer

3rd Sunday

9:30am

Morning Prayer

5th Sunday

9:30am (or at Bloxworth)

Holy Communion

 

Please do feedback your thoughts as we continue to develop the life of the Church here in the Red Post Benefice.  With best wishes, Justin.   
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