Services

Our normal pattern of services

We  normally hold services each month in the two churches in our benefice, in Shipbourne or Plaxtol, as set out below . There are also special services for Christmas  and Easter and other festivals of the church: for details of these services, see below.

8.009.3011.00
1st Sunday of monthHoly Communion
Plaxtol
Parish Communion
Shipbourne
Family Service
Plaxtol
2nd Sunday of monthHoly Communion
Shipbourne
Matins
Shipbourne
Parish Communion
Plaxtol
3rd Sunday of monthHoly Communion
Plaxtol
Parish Communion
Shipbourne
Family Communion
Plaxtol
4th Sunday of monthHoly Communion
Shipbourne
Family Service
Shipbourne
Parish Communion
Plaxtol
5th Sunday
(when there is one)
Holy Communion
Plaxtol
Parish Communion
Shipbourne
Matins
Plaxtol

Every weekday at 8.30am Morning Prayer will be said at Plaxtol and every weekday evening (except Friday and Saturday) at 4.30pm Evening Prayer will be said at St Giles Shipbourne.

A service for the beginning of Lent

Ash Wednesday 14 February ~

10.00am Holy Communion with Ashing at St Giles: this is a said service

Covid – 19: infection control

Following the end of the last period of lockdown, we kept our infection control restrictions under regular review and have gradually reduced the safety measures we had adopted. There is now no requirement to wear a face mask during services, but you may do so if you wish.  

We now receive communion at the altar rail, and there is an option to receive the bread and wine separately or to take the bread dipped in wine (“intinction”).

The clinically vulnerable may wish to come into church during the week when they can be safe on their own, or to our smaller ‘said’ services at 8am on Sundays at St Giles or Plaxtol Church or to morning prayer at Plaxtol Church at 8.30am on weekdays.

Our church is open for individual private prayer daily, except on Mondays, between 9am and 3.30pm

We continue to be the Church: a people of prayer and action. 

Christmas 2020

As well as our Christmas services in church, we recorded a special ‘Festival of Readings and Music’ so everyone can join in, to celebrate the birth of Christ. This can be found athttps://www.youtube.com/embed/5ZZOFPNsVpQ?feature=oembed

8.009.3011.00
1st Sunday of monthHoly Communion
Plaxtol
Parish Communion
Shipbourne
Family Service
Plaxtol
2nd Sunday of monthHoly Communion
Shipbourne
Matins
Shipbourne
Parish Communion
Plaxtol
3rd Sunday of monthHoly Communion
Plaxtol
Parish Communion
Shipbourne
Family Communion
Plaxtol
4th Sunday of monthHoly Communion
Shipbourne
Family Service
Shipbourne
Parish Communion
Plaxtol
5th Sunday
(when there is one)
Holy Communion
Plaxtol
Parish Communion
Shipbourne
Matins
Plaxtol

As well as our Christmas services in church, we recorded a special ‘Festival of Readings and Music’ so everyone can join in, to celebrate the birth of Christ. This can be found at

 

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