Prayer, for us, is about inviting God into our lives and the lives of those we care about. God longs to be involved in everyone’s life and to help us live better lives but we also know that God does not force himself on to people and so waits for us to turn to him and ask.
Ned, our vicar, prays daily (Monday-Thursday and Saturday) in church in the morning at 9am and in the evening at 5.30pm.
We also share in a weekly prayer gathering called ‘PrayerLife’ with other Anglican churches from across the area on Tuesday between 7pm-7.45pm.
- 1st Tuesday of the month – St James’, Norton.
- 2nd Tuesday of the month – St Paul’s, Norton Lees.
- 3rd Tuesday of the month – Saint Peter’s, Greenhill.
- 4th Tuesday of the month – St Chad’s, Woodseats.
- (5th Tuesday of the month – Beauchief Abbey.)
Worship is not just the singing of songs or turning up to a church building with other Christians. Worship is a way of life. Worship is about letting God into our lives and changing us, leading us and using us. We do meet, however, to remind each other of what it means to ‘worship’ God but also to be a public sign of lives transformed by God’s love and mercy.
We gather together, as God’s family, on Sunday mornings. We have two ‘flavours’ of worship services:
9.30am: This service is a traditional Eucharist service usually with hymns. On the third Sunday of the month we celebrate our ‘Contemplative Eucharist’ which is a quieter, more reflective service with space to encounter God in stillness.
11am: This is our ‘Family’ service which is more informal. The First Sunday of the month is an All Age Service where we all stay in together to pray, worship, learn and grow. The other Sundays we have a Creche for 0-2’s, Sparks for Pre-school-Y6, and Impact for Y7-Y10. The Eucharist is shared every other week.
On the fourth Friday of every month we host a time of prayer, study and worship aimed at those of an older generation. We welcome people for whom getting to church on a Sunday is a struggle and we are particularly interested in meeting with people who rely on carers to transport them around during the week. The reality is, we welcome all people for any reason they need to meet with us. There’s also lots of tea and refreshment!
Please join us for any of these. You are always welcome!