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Sundays

Sunday Service
symbols of what goes on at the PrioryEvery Sunday there is a worship and communion service at 10 am, following the standard liturgy format of the Scottish Episcopal Church on a user-friendly card. Our aim is to be welcoming and accessible to all, including those familiar with other traditions or with none. Communion is open to all Christian believers; children are welcome and may receive communion or a prayer of blessing at the discretion of their parents.

On the First Sunday of each month, our service is a little different, aiming to cater for all ages. From 10 - 11am there is a half-hour communion with a short talk for adults; this is followed by a half-hour coffee break and then from 11.00 - 11.30 there is a half-hour informally styled service where the theme is developed, with an activity table devoted to the children and opportunity for adult discussion. We call it 'Cafe Church'. The order of service and songs are projected onto a 5 metre screen.

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Children of Primary School age and early Secondary are welcome in the Children's Church groups which picture of one of the Children's church groups. take place during the service (except for First Sunday and school holidays). They rejoin their families in time for communion together. The Priory Church adheres to practices relating to Child Protection.

For pre-school children, there is a creche available for those who wish to use it.

Music is a mixture of traditional hymns alongside more contemporary songs, mostly from The Source songbooks. Musical accompaniment varies and may include organ, electric piano, guitar plus instrumentalists.


Midweek

extinguishing the candles.

Thursday communion
This is a weekly 'said' communion service held at 10 am in the church with coffee to follow.

Table-Talk
This is a drop-in social time for coffee, cakes and company on Thursdays, between 10.30 and 12 noon. Kids are welcome, bring a friend.

Housegroups
All regular attenders are encouraged to be a part of one of the small groups operating in the church. For some this takes the form of a 'housegroup' which meets in homes on a Tuesday or Thursday evening for friendship, bible study and prayer.


Monthly

The Priory Guild
This is a ladies' group usually meeting on the last Thursday of the month between 7 and 9 pm. The venue may vary. This is a time for friendship, prayer and occasional visiting speakers.


Occasional

Men's Breakfasts
Saturday mornings about once a term between 8 and 10 am, a social get-together for men. Breakfast cooked between themselves in the church. Good for relationships, bad for the chloresterol (sometimes!).

Christianity Explored and 'Glad You Asked'
This is for those who think about life and would like to know more about what Christians believe. Meetings begin informally with a cup of coffee or a light meal together, followed by viewing a video and an opportunity to discuss the issues raised and to see how the Bible deals with them. Meetings are relaxed and open for all to ask their questions and express their views.