This page lists meetings and events for the whole church. They are not aimed at a particular interest or age group.
Click HERE for information on special services and sermon series.
Our services start at 10.00 am every Sunday morning and usually last a little over an hour. There is also a meeting at 9.00 am for about half an hour of prayer before each Sunday service.
Services for the first of the month are usually shorter; communion services longer.
All our services are fairly informal and flexible, based on the structure laid down in Common Worship.
Click HERE for recordings of recent sermons.
Click HERE for a note about the preaching at St Wilfrid's.
First Sunday of the month
This is a service with visitors deliberately in mind. Sermons tend to be shorter and not part of a regular preaching series. The service is also lighter in terms of liturgy. We have a children's talk and we may include a dramatic sketch or reading.
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Second, Fourth (and any Fifth) Sunday
These are services of 'Morning Prayer' which is simply the Church of England's name for a service where Holy Communion is not taken. We are still fairly informal, with contemporary worship. Sermons are usually about 20 to 25 minutes long and tend to follow a theme or book of the Bible.
This is our service of Holy Communion which is richer in liturgical content. For all that, it is no less accessible, with the order of service printed in a service booklet or displayed on screen. Sermons tend to be under twenty minutes and, where the theme allows, more devotional in scope.
Tuesday Evenings at 7.00 pm
This is a relaxed meeting that will enable us to engage with the Bible. We are currently working our way through Luke's Gospel. There is time for prayer too and some chat.
Considering the location, but also mindful of the expectancy of those first disciples before Pentecost, we have called this 'The Upper Room'. It's open to everyone - from all churches and none - especially those who have no Bible knowledge at all and wish to explore what Christianity is about.
Come along, and let's learn together, looking to the Holy Spirit as our teacher.
Friday Evenings at 7.30 pm
This is our weekly prayer meeting.
- First Friday of month: The focus is on outreach
- Second Friday: General prayer
- Third Friday: General prayer
- Final Friday: Revival prayer at Down's Valley
Where there are five Fridays in a month the fourth Friday will be devoted to our mission partners (both home and overseas).
For more information on Friday Mission prayer meetings, click HERE