Regular Sunday Service Types

Parish Communion - first and third Sundays of the calendar month at 11:15am

This is a friendly middle-of-the-road service of Common Worship (currently the standard form of words used in the Church of England) Holy Communion. Parts of the service are sung – (don't be put off by that. You'll pick it up or you can just listen to the choir sing those bits!) and hymn choices are fairly traditional. Children are welcome and there is usually a Junior Church provision (or at least a colouring corner if we are short of leaders) for part of the service. The sermon is generally grown-up. Refreshments are served afterwards. You can expect to be with 50+ other worshippers at this service on an average Sunday.

BCP Holy Communion - third Sunday of the calendar month at 8am

A service for early birds! We use the Book of Common Prayer of 1662 (now in large print too!) The service is quiet, simple, without music and with only a short sermon or reflection on the bible readings to break the flow of this most traditional of celebrations of Holy Communion. As is often the case with services of this type people either love it or loathe it but it is, for some, a much appreciated oasis of tranquil and poetic worship. We typically see between 8 and 12 worshippers at this service which is held in the St Giles chapel in the far left corner of the church (near the votive candle stand).

Café Church - second Sunday of the calendar month at 11:15am at Braunston Village Hall

This is an informal and cheerful service for anyone of any age. We do not celebrate Communion at this service but enjoy coffee and pastries around tables as we chat and learn together. The music is led by guitar and vocal, and the sermon slot is interactive and appropriate for all ages.

Family Communion - fourth Sunday of the calendar month at 11:15am

This service combines the style and tone of the family service with a shortened and accessible celebration of Communion. Hymns and songs are well known and singable, the talk is interactive and children help alongside adults in various activities and roles as part of building up family participation in all our worship. Refreshments are de rigeur.

Joint Benefice Services - fifth Sundays of the calendar month at 11:15am

Every now and again a month bounces us with an extra Sunday which ruins our carefully contrived pattern of worship. Unsurprisingly, these are known as "fifth Sundays". We alternate between Ashby, Welton and Braunston for this service, which is usually Parish Communion.

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