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Services

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. Normally, the monthly pattern of services is as follows.

Sunday Time Service
1st Sunday 11:00am Holy Communion, normally a spoken Service, using the Book of Common Prayer, without music.
2nd Sunday 11:00am Sunday Praise - a modern service with hymns.
3rd Sunday 9:30am Parish Communion, a Common Worship Service with hymns.
Refreshments served after this Service.
4th Sunday 9:30am Family Service.
5th Sunday 10:30am When 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.

To find details of times and dates for all the churches in the Benefice, see below.

Start Bay Benefice Service Times

Month
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September 2017
October 2017

Readings

We normally use New Revised Standard Version readings and psalms.

Special Services

September Harvest Service, a lively service with music, followed by a meal and auction of produce, to which everyone is welcome
November Remembrance Sunday, incuding an Act of Remembrance, to which all are welcome
December Carol Service, traditional readings and carols, suitable for all the family, followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Church
Christmas Day A Family Service or Holy Communion
Palm Sunday A donkey procession often begins this service
Easter Day Family Communion Service to celebrate the Risen Christ

 

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