Style of Worship

We would love you to come and join us as we worship God together and see how Christian faith makes a difference in everyday life. We offer a broad range of services, from modern and informal worship to the beauty of the Anglican tradition. You should be able to find a time and place with us where you can feel at home.

Pattern of Services

We have a regular pattern of services which is described below.

Note: The pattern does change when there are special services and during the major Christian festivals. Please do check the services calendar for details.

A short service of Morning Prayer is held every Thursday at 9.30 am – on the first Thursday of the month it is held at Great Ness, on other Thursdays it’s at Ruyton-XI-Towns.

11:00am Morning Praise at Ruyton Church

A thoughtful and prayerful service which often uses the words from service booklets from the Ionian community. A mixture of traditional hymns and modern worship songs. The service is not normally led by our priest-in-charge but instead by one of our Ministry Team. There will always be Bible readings, a sermon, and refreshments after the service.

6:30pm Sung Evensong at Great Ness Church
A traditional service, where music and the beautiful language of the Book of Common Prayer point us towards God. It’s a sung service with responses, psalms, hymns and an anthem, led by the choir. There’s time for quiet reflection too

10:30am Holy Communion at Great Ness Church

4:30pm C-SAW at Victoria Room, Ruyton
C-SAW = ‘Cake and Sunday Afternoon Worship’ – it is an informal service for families and those who like modern worship, with a sit-down tea to finish.

10:30am Morning Praise at Great Ness Church

A thoughtful and prayerful service which often uses the words from service booklets from the Ionian community. A mixture of traditional hymns and modern worship songs. The service is not normally led by our priest-in-charge but instead by one of our Ministry Team. There will always be Bible readings, a sermon, and refreshments after the service.

10:30am Holy Communion at Ruyton Church

10:30am Holy Communion at Little Ness

6:30pm Informal Worship and Prayer
A relaxed, welcoming and informal service which mixes the modern and traditional. It’s an opportunity to reflect, pray and connect with God and see how Christian faith really does make a difference to everyday life. Ideal if you’re new to church or don’t like formality.

10:30am Holy Communion at one of our three churches – see the calendar of services for details.

Travelling Church

Many of our congregation travel to the church where the worship is taking place, regardless of their ‘home church’. As someone put it “there may be three buildings but it feels like one church”.

You would be most welcome to join us at any of our services where you will receive a warm welcome.

Agenda view:
Aug
23
Thu
Morning Prayer @ Ruyton Church or Great Ness Church (see detail)
Aug 23 @ 9:30 am
A short service of Morning Prayer is held every Thursday at 9.30 am.
On the first Thursday of the month it is held at St Andrew’s Church, Great Ness. On other Thursdays in the month it is held at St John the Baptist’s Church, Ruyton-XI-Towns.
Aug
26
Sun
Holy Communion @ Little Ness Church
Aug 26 @ 10:30 am

A joint service of Holy Communion for all three parish churches. Always a lovely service because of the warm welcome, the sound of our combined voices, and the chat over coffee afterwards

Informal Worship and Prayer @ Ruyton Church
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm

A relaxed, welcoming and informal service which mixes the modern and traditional. It’s an opportunity to reflect, pray and connect with God and see how Christian faith really does make a difference to everyday life. Ideal if you’re new to church or don’t like formality.

Aug
30
Thu
Morning Prayer @ Ruyton Church or Great Ness Church (see detail)
Aug 30 @ 9:30 am
A short service of Morning Prayer is held every Thursday at 9.30 am.
On the first Thursday of the month it is held at St Andrew’s Church, Great Ness. On other Thursdays in the month it is held at St John the Baptist’s Church, Ruyton-XI-Towns.
Sep
2
Sun
Morning Praise @ Ruyton Church
Sep 2 @ 10:30 am

A thoughtful and prayerful service which often uses the words from service booklets from the Ionian community. A mixture of traditional hymns and modern worship songs. The service is not normally led by our priest-in-charge but instead by one of our Ministry Team. There will always be Bible readings, a sermon, and refreshments after the service.

Sung Evensong @ Great Ness Church
Sep 2 @ 6:30 pm

A traditional service, where music and the beautiful language of the Book of Common Prayer point us towards God. It’s a sung service with responses, psalms, hymns and an anthem, led by the choir. There’s time for quiet reflection too.

We can promise you a warm welcome and some uplifting music, so please come along.

Sep
6
Thu
Morning Prayer @ Ruyton Church or Great Ness Church (see detail)
Sep 6 @ 9:30 am
A short service of Morning Prayer is held every Thursday at 9.30 am.
On the first Thursday of the month it is held at St Andrew’s Church, Great Ness. On other Thursdays in the month it is held at St John the Baptist’s Church, Ruyton-XI-Towns.
Sep
9
Sun
Holy Communion @ Great Ness Church
Sep 9 @ 10:30 am
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