On the night before he died Jesus shared a supper with his friends. He shared bread and wine with them and said that they should continue to do this to remember him. This is an important aspect of the worship at St Christopher’s and is called Communion or Eucharist (meaning ‘Thanksgiving’).
Worship during Coronavirus restrictions
9.00 a.m. Holy Communion from the Vicarage, streamed live on Facebook. To watch, go to Facebook/ St Christopher’s in Thornhill and friends.
Click to see the Service sheet and Hymns for 28th February so that you can join in.
We have taken the difficult decision to suspend services in church from 1st January 2021 until further notice. We hope to resume the following 10.30 a.m. service on Sundays as soon as possible.
10.30 a.m. A short service of Holy Communion in church (for about 40 minutes).
Safety measures are in place so please take note of these as you enter; please wear a face covering unless you are exempt. Thank you for your understanding.
11.00 a.m. until 12 noon St Christopher’s is open for Private Prayer – this continues as usual.
10.30 a.m. Bible reading and reflection Live Streamed (see link to Facebook page above) by Jane Pelling, Licensed Lay Minister.
11.00 a.m. -12 noon St Christopher’s is open for Private Prayer. Everyone is welcome.
There are many opportunities for worship in our own homes as we maintain regular prayer.
The Church of England have provided Morning and Night Prayer services to be used individually at home, available HERE.
Worship at Home
Prayer (the Collect) for 28th February and the following week
by the prayer and discipline of Lent
may we enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings,
and by following in his Way
come to share in his glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Bible readings for 28th February
A reflection on the Gospel reading from Duncan:
Jesus reminds us that if we wish to truly be his followers then we must deny ourselves and take up our cross. By so doing (which is not at all the easy option) we will find that all the burdens we carry in life are taken from us by Jesus and we are freed to put God first in all things. True liberation!
If you know of anyone who would appreciate printed copies of the Worship at Home service or prayer, reading and reflection each week, particularly those who do not use the internet, please let Chris know and this can be arranged.
These services are suspended until further notice:
8.00 a.m. Holy Communion on the 1st Sunday of each month (for 30 minutes).
9.30 a.m. Parish Communion (for just over 1 hour) with hymns and a sermon, followed by Coffee Time.
Most Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
8.15 a.m. Morning Prayer (for about 30 minutes)
5.30 p.m. Healing Worship (for 30 minutes) A quiet communion with special
prayers for those who are ill, and the laying on of hands for those who
10.00 a.m. Communion and Coffee (for about 45 minutes) with a chat about the
Bible reading, followed by refreshments.
Please refer to our notice sheet on Facebook or Twitter (see side panel)
for weekly news and notices.
For details of worship on special occasions please refer to the What’s On page.
Nappy changing facilities are available.
There is a loop system in the church and hall; if you wear a hearing aid you should set it to ‘T’. The Freeman Room and elsewhere have a Personal Hearing Amplifier available.
The Church Centre is accessible for wheelchairs, and there are two designated wheelchair / buggy spaces in church. The Church Centre has two accessible toilets and accessible parking bays are available in the car park.
LARGE PRINT Large print / paper copies of the worship, hymns and notice sheet are available from the Welcomers.
If you require a gluten-free Communion Wafer please mention it to our Welcomers when you arrive. Please also let us know if you have a particular need which is not listed here and we will do our best to help.