The Worship Working Group

 

The Worship Working Group is responsible for worship in our 11 churches.  In conjunction with the clergy, it arranges the service pattern ensuring that there is minimal duplication and that there is a variety of worship opportunities across our parishes every month.

In a grouping of 10 churches and only one full time priest, with some help from some in other employment and some retired it is now impossible to have services led by a priest in each of our churches every week, therefore every parish now has to have some services led by lay people; the Worship Working Group helps with identifying suitable people, training and encouraging them.  It provides resources for worship leading and we will be putting documents and links on this part of the website to make things easier to access.

There are a variety of services on offer in these parishes, our regular services include a traditional Book of Common Prayer, more contemporary Communion services, less formal all age worship (with & without Communion) along with Morning and Evening weekday prayers some of which are reflective and contemplative.  On a more occasional basis there are TaizĂ© services, Compline, Songs of Praise and others.  We hope that there is something there for you, no matter where you find yourself on your spiritual journey.

Members are currently;  Peter Colebrook [Facilitator], Catriona Fursdon, Gwynneth Keehner, Laura Ford, Guy Sheppard & Pheobe Taverner.

Click below for pdf copies of:

Latest minutes of the working group

Church of England Collects

Church of England Topical Prayers

Other useful documents include:

Worship Resources in the Netherexe Parishes

Preparing for Worship

Checklist for Mission Community Services

Constructing Prayers of Intercession

Leading Intercessions

Let us Pray handout (July 07)

Writing and teaching Intercessions