Services

Most of our services are centered on the Eucharist (also known as Holy Communion, The Lord's Supper or the Mass). When Jesus shared the Last Supper with his disciples he told them that they should share in this meal in the future in order to remember Him. Therefore we follow this commandment and we learn to know Jesus through the words of the Bible and sharing the bread and wine (the communion).

Said Eucharist 8am Sunday and 10am Wednesday

This is a communion service without any music. It includes a reading from the Old Testament or one from the New Testament together with the Gospel reading for the day. A short sermon is given. This services suits those who prefer a quieter service and also those who have time earlier on a Sunday morning before other commitments.

Sung Eucharist 10am Sunday (2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sunday of the month)

This is also a communion service but with music and hymns. There is a reading from the Old and the New Testament before the Gospel reading. A sermon is given. This is the main service on Sundays. Junior Church is available for those aged up to eleven, during school term time. On the 4th Sunday of the month, our prayer ministry team is available during communion for anyone who would like prayer for themselves, another person or situation.

Let's Celebrate 10am Sunday (1st Sunday of the month)

On the first Sunday of the month, the 10am Sung Eucharist is replaced with our Let's Celebrate service. This is a shorter, non-communion service. There is one Bible reading, a short sermon is given and then a talk directly involving the children. Children are also encourage to help in the service such as by doing the collection or helping with the prayers. The music is a mixture of well known hymns and contemporary worship songs.

Sung Evensong 6pm Sunday (3rd Sunday of the month)

The traditional service of Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer includes two Bible readings and a short sermon. Traditional hymns are sung together with other parts of the service.

We are blessed to have two ancient church buildings to meet in: St Mary's in East Lavant and St Nicholas' in Mid Lavant. The services alternate between the two:

    • first Sunday of the month - 8am at St Mary's and 10am at St Nicholas'
    • second Sunday of the month - 8am at St Nicholas' and 10am and St Mary's
    • third Sunday of the month - 8am at St Mary's and 10am at St Nicholas'
    • fourth and fifth Sunday of the month - 8am St Nicholas' and 10am St Mary's.
    • Evensong and the 10am Wednesday service are always at St Mary's

St Mary's church is open 10am and 4pm each day for any who would like to visit.

St Nicholas' church is open Monday and Wednesday 9am to 12noon when the Post Office is open.

See the Church Calendar for other events & Services

Palm Sunday procession from the village green

Making of the Child Bishop

Making Christingles during the service

All Hallow's Eve service

Two of our sidespeople who welcome people as they enter the church.

The choir leading out at the end of the service.

Refreshments after the service

Child Bishop Preaching