New Service Pattern begins on Sunday 5th February 2017

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In consultation with the Benefice Ministry Team and PCC’s it has been agreed to introduce a revised monthly service pattern in the Benefice, initially on a six month trial basis, beginning on Sunday 5th February 2017.

The principal changes are:

Introduction of 3 standard service times across the benefice:  8am, 10am and 6.30pm.

  • There will be an 8am Holy Communion Service in one of the churches in the Benefice every week.
  • The joint Benefice service will move from the 4th Sunday to the 3rd Sunday.
  • There will be a 10am Holy Communion Service in one of the churches in the Benefice on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Sundays (and on some 3rd Sundays).
  • Introduction of a Thursday Morning Mid-Week Holy Communion in one of the churches in the Benefice every week (begins 9th March).

Where can I celebrate Holy Communion each week?

Week 1          
Sunday
8am                  St Mary’s, Stoke by Nayland
10am               St Mary’s, Polstead 
Thursday
10am                St Mary’s, Wissington (Wiston)

Week 2          
Sunday
8am                  St Mary’s, Polstead
10am               St Mary’s, Wissington (Wiston)
6.30pm           St Mary’s, Stoke by Nayland
Thursday
10am               St James’, Nayland

Week 3          
Sunday
8am                  St James’, Nayland
Thursday
10am               St Matthew’s, Nayland

Week 4          
Sunday
8am                  St Matthew’s, Leavenheath
10am               St James’, Nayland
Thursday
10am               St Mary’s, Stoke by Nayland

Week 5          
Sunday
8am                  St Mary’s, Wissington (Wiston)
Thursday
10am               St Mary’s, Polstead

Please note:

(1)  In addition to the services above, some 3rd Sunday (Joint Benefice) and 5th Sundays (Joint Deanery) services will also be Holy Communion Services.

(2)  Additional mid-week Holy Communion Services will take place on Principal Festivals (as announced)

What other services take place in the Benefice each week?

Week 1          
Sunday
10am               ‘First Sunday’ – Leavenheath Village Hall
10am               Morning Prayer – St Mary’s, Wissington (Wiston) 
6.30pm           Evensong – St James’, Nayland

Week 2          
Sunday
10am               Morning Prayer – St Matthew’s, Leavenheath
10am               Cafe Church – St James’, Nayland

Week 3          
Sunday
10am                Joint Benefice Service – Rotates around the Benefice
.                            (February in Stoke, March in Nayland, April in Stoke, May in Wissington)
6.30pm            ‘Evening Praise’ – Leavenheath Village Hall
6.30pm            Compline – St Mary’s, Stoke by Nayland

Week 4          
Sunday
10am               Morning Prayer – St Mary’s, Polstead
10am               Morning Prayer – St Mary’s, Stoke by Nayland
4pm                  Messy Church – St Mary’s, Stoke by Nayland
.                           (see notices for venue as this does sometimes change)
6.30pm           Evensong – St Mary’s, Wissington (Wiston)

Week 5          
Sunday
10.30am         Joint Deanery Service in another church in out wider deanery
.                            (April – Hintlesham)
6.30pm             Evensong – St Mary’s, Polstead

Notices will be put up in churches with details of all services in that particular church.

Details of all services for the coming month, including non-Eucharistic services, can always be found here

For more information please contact The Revd Mark Woodrow (Priest in Charge)

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