8.00am - joint iona communion service at sullington church
10.30am - 'all age' service at thakeham church
the early morning service is an iona communion, held at sullington church. the service is a short 30 minute reflective eucharist written in a contemporary style. there's a true richness and depth to the simplicity of the liturgy with an emphasis on god's acceptance of us as we meet together.
the main service this week is our 'all age' service at thakeham church. the service is very informal and relaxed, with a variety of hymns, prayers & reflection - the key though, is whether you are familiar with church or not, the content is friendly, accessible and relevant to all those attend - then after the service there is coffee & tea served in the church rooms.
the theme for our 'all ages' services throughout 2016 is: 'proverbs old & very old'. the idea is that we are looking at a different english proverb each month and then we'll tie it into a bible verse or story - we may even include the odd bible proverb to compliment it too - it's obviously gonna be a very 'creative' task, but should be good fun, interesting and hopefully relevant to us all here in 2016. the key is however, that you feel a part of what's taking place. i suppose it's just a different way of sharing, learning and being together - just what we believe church is meant to be really.
our aim here at st mary's thakeham is to be people with a meaningful faith who serve the wider community, as well as one another, with the attitude jesus had. which is why our mission statement is: 'aSpire to christ and community'. we are really trying to build a sense of community by caring, supporting and encouraging one another and we would love to welcome you at any of our services.