Sunday Services

Sunday Services

As a Christian church, our services at St. Mary’s Church, Cholsey seek to help us to respond to God’s love in worship. The various styles of service at the church encourage worshipers to encounter God through praise and prayer, word and sacrament, silence and music. We feel privileged to gather in a beautiful ancient building, whose walls have echoed with God’s praise for over a thousand years. 

Why worship?

Through worship, we seek to meet with God our Creator, Jesus who is our Saviour, and the Holy Spirit who comes to pour God’s love into our hearts – helping us to grow more like Jesus. While each of us can do that on our own wherever we are, we believe that Christ calls us to be part of His community – and it is as a community of Christians that we can discover God’s love.

 

Main Sunday Service – 9.45am                                                                   

The main service every Sunday at Cholsey is at 9.45. (Please arrive at 9.30am).

This service takes a number of formats. The second, third, and fifth Sunday of the month, the main service is Holy Communion. At this service,children have separate Sunday school groups for various ages, and then join the congregation for the end of the service.

 

All-age worship

On the first Sunday of the month we have all-age worship, where everyone is present. The children and young people often contribute to this service, for example through readings, musical contributions or prayers.

 

Early Morning Communion

Early Morning Communion is held at 8.00am on the third Sunday of the month