Times of Services at St Andrew's Ombersley from January 2015
To enable Derek to hold at least one service a month at each of his
seven churches it has been necessary to amend the times of our communion services;
the changed times will allow Derek to meet and mingle with congregations as well as
conduct the service and travel between churches.
Services at St Andrews will be as follows from January 2015:
The First Sunday in the Month
Derek Arnold will lead a Common Worship Holy Communion service at 11:00a.m. NOTE LATER TIME A crèche will be
available at the back of the church and children are welcome to
join their families for a blessing at the altar. Coffee will be available before the service from 10:30a.m. as well as afterwards.
The Second Sunday in the Month
A ‘Short Service’, family-friendly, often ‘themed’, will be held at 9:30 a.m.
This lay-led service does not include Holy Communion and is particularly
suitable for children to attend. Coffee will be available afterwards.
The Third Sunday in the Month
This service will take the form of Common Worship Morning Prayer,
it will be held at 9:30am and will be lay-led. Coffee will be available afterwards
The Fourth Sunday in the Month
Derek will lead a Joint Communion with Hartlebury & Doverdale
(continuing to rotate round the three churches). This service will be held at 11:00am NOTE LATER TIME
The Fifth Sunday in the Month
Derek will lead a united service of Holy Communion for the 7 Parishes. This service will commence at 10:00 a.m. and rotate round the seven churches.
If you would like transport to
any of the 'away' services, including the 5th Sunday, please let one of the Church Wardens or PCC members know, their names and
contact details are on the 'Who's Who' page of this website.
For those who enjoy coffee after the service we will trial having coffee available BEFORE the 11am service
commencing at 10.30 as well as afterwards.
There will be a review of these changes after 6 months, so let us know how you find it!! Tell us how we can keep you informed.
The churchwardens and PCC are aware of the need to make sure that people know what is happening each Sunday and so will
widen the current publicity. In addition to this website See Latest Service Times
there are already notices of each month's services on the church noticeboards
and these will also be on the public noticeboards around the village.
Please feel welcome to drop in to any of our services if you are new to the parish
or just visiting.
Jenny Batelen and Robert Thornton (churchwardens)