Worship in our Churches
We can approach God in different ways and this is reflected in our styles of worship, helping us to meet with him and be refreshed as we go into the world to serve him.
In the smaller churches our worship tends to be traditional, with services from the Book of Common Prayer. Lady St Mary and Sandford St Martin churches have a more contemporary service of Holy Communion from Common Worship, as well as a modern praise service. A reflective service offering a time of contemplative prayer is held on the first Sunday of the month in the Edward chapel of Lady St Mary Church, and ‘Breakfast @ 9’ at Sandford St Martin is an informal, all-age expression of worship combining prayer, praise and teaching over a shared meal.
On Wednesdays there are two services of Holy Communion, an early morning service at 7.45am in Lady St Mary Church and an 11.00am Holy Communion service at St Martin on the Walls, Wareham.
On a fifth Sunday of the month, and at other significant times, there is a united service in which all five congregations join together to praise God in a style that can vary from traditional to informal.
In James chapter 5 we read: ‘Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.’ In accordance with this, we hold a Christian healing service once a quarter in Lady St Mary Church. For further information, please call the Parish Office (01929 550905).
Please note that a weekly YouTube service started during the COVID-19 pandemic and all services are available to view here
Schedule of Services
The current service pattern is as follows. However, it's always worth checking in the current Pew News in case of any changes.
BCP – Book of Common Prayer
CW Common Worship
NB. At present, due to Coronavirus, we are not able to provide all the worship we would like to but our weekly YouTube services can be accessed by clicking the link: or for the price of a local call the same service can be heard on the telephone by dialling 01202 078008.