Services

Normally we offer a range of services from traditional to modern, for all ages. Visitors and their children are always most welcome. For youngsters there is a play area with toys and books. The usual monthly pattern of services is as follows.

SundayTimeService
1st Sunday11:00amHoly Communion, normally a spoken Service, using the Book of Common Prayer, without music.
2nd Sunday 6pm (5pm in winter)Evening service. Refreshments served after the service.
3rd Sunday9:30amHoly Communion, Common Worship, Service with hymns.
Refreshments served after this Service.
4th Sunday9:30amSunday Praise, Family Service or Children’s Service.
5th Sunday10:30amWhen applicable: Joint Benefice Service, a Communion Service in ONE of the 6 Churches in the Benefice: Buckland-tout-Saints, Chivelstone, East Portlemouth, Slapton, South Pool or West Charleton.

During the initial period of suspension of public worship, advised by the Church of England, we provided readings and prayers on a weekly basis from March 2020. We continued to do this during the 2021 national lockdown.

Once lockdown ended we were able to return to having services held in the church, initially once, then twice each month.

While we hope to return to our normal pattern of services soon, please check the calendar of this website, or the notices in the church porch for details of the services this month.

Readings

We normally use New Revised Standard Version readings and psalms.

Special Services

SeptemberHarvest Service, a lively service with music, followed by a meal and auction of produce, to which everyone is welcome
October Animal Thanksgiving Service, usually held during half-term.
November Remembrance Sunday, including an Act of Remembrance, to which all are welcome.
Christmas DayA Family Service or Holy Communion.
Mothering Sunday A service of celebration with flowers
Palm SundayA donkey procession often begins this service.
Easter DayFamily Communion Service to celebrate the Risen Christ

Occasional special services are held to reflect the needs and interests of the local community.