Worship

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’).

Holy Communion Live Streaming
While we are not able to meet together for worship Revd Duncan Jennings will be celebrating Holy Communion in the Vicarage each Sunday at 9.00 a.m and this will be 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 7th June so that you can join in.

There will also be a Bible reading and reflection Live Streamed each Wednesday at 10.30 a.m. by Jane Pelling, Licensed Lay Minister.

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We can join in worship in our own homes as we maintain regular prayer during such difficult times.
The Church of England have provided Morning and Night Prayer services to be used individually at home, available HERE.

Worship at Home

Prayer for the week (the Collect) beginning Sunday 7th June 2020, Trinity Sunday

Holy God,
faithful and unchanging:
enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth,
and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love,
that we may truly worship you,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.   Amen.

Bible readings for 7th June

Matthew 28: 16 – 20
2 Corinthians 13: 11 – 13
A reflection on the readings from Revd Duncan Jennings:

In both these Bible passages we read references to God – The Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
In Matthew’s Gospel Jesus tells the 11 disciples to go out into the world with his authority, to bring people to know God, to teach them to obey his commands of love, and to do so in the power of his Spirit.
Saint Paul, in his second letter to the early Church in Corinth (Greece), invokes Christians to live in peace in the grace of God the Holy Trinity (the familiar words of The Grace).
And both these messages equally apply to us as Christian disciples in the world today. Which is why we celebrate Trinity Sunday each year – as a reminder that by all we are and by all we do and say, we live every aspect of our lives in the name of One God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Particularly at times such as we are in at the moment, there has never been more need for us to do so.

The text of the message from Ven. Dr Peter Rouch, Archdeacon of Bournemouth, recorded for our Sunday Worship this week, can be read  here later on Sunday .

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.

Worship on Radio, TV and on-line
Sunday 7th June 2020

BBC Radio 3 –  3.00 p.m. Choral Evensong from Warwick
BBC Radio 4 – 8.10 a.m. Sunday Worship, from Northern Ireland
BBC Radio Solent – 8.00 a.m. Sunday Worship
TV – BBC 1 – 10.45 a.m. Sunday worship from St David’s Cathedral
11.15 – Sunday Morning Stories with Revd Kate Bottley
1.15 p.m. Songs of Praise
On-line – Services provided by The Bishop of Winchester and his team can be found on the Diocesan website .

Our services

Unfortunately public worship at all churches has been suspended until further notice.

Sunday

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.

Weekdays

Most Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

8.15 a.m. Morning Prayer (for about 30 minutes)

Tuesday

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
wish.

Wednesday

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.

Facilities

baby
Nappy changing facilities are available.

 

hearThere 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.

disabledThe 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.