This page is about the kinds of service we hold here at St John’s Wood Church.
For a schedule of the services and events coming up, please visit our Calendar page.
The usual pattern has changed, because of Covid-19. This is the new pattern, which is valid for August and September 2020.
At 8am, we have a service of Holy Communion. This especially suits those who like to worship God in the traditional 1662 Prayer Book language. A quiet service with plenty of space and silence, it lasts half an hour.
At 10am, there is a Morning Service held on Zoom. To get the access codes, email the parish office (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can join in the hymns from home, and there is a full set of readings and a sermon, as well as musical contributions from members of the Choir. The service lasts about 40 minutes.
At 11.15am, there is a Sung Eucharist in church. No hymns at the moment, but a member of the Choir sings the Gloria etc. in a plainsong setting, and there is a solo motet. Communion is given, but in the form of the bread only. Children are welcome. The service lasts about 50 minutes.
At 6.30pm, there is Evening Prayer, from the 1662 Prayer Book. This brings the day before God in prayerful quietness as evening comes, and lasts about half an hour. The monthly Sunday evening Choral Evensong services, or Taize services, are suspended for the time being.
DURING THE WEEK
Morning Prayer is usually said by the clergy in church at 10am on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Others are welcome to join them. We alternate by season between the modern language of Common Worship and the 1662 Prayer Book.
At 10am on Wednesdays, Morning Prayer is said on Zoom, using the 1662 Prayer Book. The code to join can be obtained from the Parish Office (email@example.com).