Services and times
Everyone is welcome to our services, and we are always delighted to see newcomers in any of our churches. We welcome members of other Christian churches to receive Holy Communion or, if you feel more comfortable, please come forward with the rest of the congregation to receive a blessing.
If you need help with transport then please contact a member of the Ministry Team, who will arrange for a church member to give you a lift.
If you are unable to get to church members of Church at Castle will be pleased to visit you at home and the Ministry Team will be pleased to arrange for Communion to be given at home to anyone who wishes it.
Please check the links for details of the pattern of worship at Castle St. Methodist Church and Castle End Mission.
|8.00 a.m.||St. Luke’s||Eucharist||First Sunday in month|
|9.00 a.m.||St. Giles’||Sung Eucharist||Every Sunday|
|9.00 a.m.||St. Giles’||Sung Eucharist with Healing Service||Every 3rd Sunday in month|
|9.30 a.m.||St. Augustine’s||Sung Eucharist, Sunday school||Every Sunday|
|10.30 a.m.||St. Luke’s||Service of the Word||First Sunday in month|
|10.30 a.m.||St. Luke’s||Family Communion||2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Sunday|
|10.45 a.m.||Castle St. Methodist||Morning Worship||Every Sunday|
|6.30 p.m.||Castle St. Methodist, Castle End Mission||Evening Service||Every Sunday|
|7.00 p.m.||St. Luke’s||Iona Service||2nd and 4th Sunday in month|
Shared worship services are held every second Sunday evening of each month at Castle Street Methodist Church.
United ecumenical morning services take place on the Sundays after Christmas Day and Easter Day and the last Sunday in August. On these Sundays this is the only morning service in the parish. There are ecumenical evening services at 6.30 p.m. on the second and fifth (when there is one) Sunday in the month. Venues change - details will be given in the calendar.
|Tuesday||Morning Prayer||9.30 a.m.||St. Giles’ or St. Luke’s, as announced|
|Wednesday||Eucharist||9.30 a.m.||St. Luke’s|
|Thursday||Morning Prayer||8.45 a.m.||St. Luke’s|
|Thursday||Eucharist||10.00 a.m.||St. Giles’|
St. Augustine's Church
The 9.30 a.m. Sunday Communion service is partly sung and reflects the church’s warm welcome to all and love of many types of music. Children are welcome and there is a Sunday School with varied activities.
Refreshments are served after the service, which lasts approx. an hour.
St. Giles’ Church
The 9.00 a.m. Sunday Communion Service is partly sung and uses incense (a symbol of prayer rising to God). Children are welcome and there is a children’s area with books and toys in the South Aisle. Refreshments are served after the service, which lasts approx. an hour.
On the third Sunday of each month there is a Communion and healing service with the laying on of hands.
The 10.00 a.m. Thursday morning Communion is a quiet, reflective service held in the Lady Chapel. This service lasts approx. 30 minutes.
St. Luke's Church
The 10.30 am Communion Service reflects the combined traditions of the United Reformed Church and Church of England. Children are welcome and there are children’s groups run during the service.
The first Sunday of each month is a Service of the Word, which allows people of all ages to participate and reflect on a particular theme using a variety of liturgical styles.
Refreshments are served after the services, which last approx. an hour.
On that first Sunday there is a quiet, reflective 8.00 a.m. Communion Service held in the Lady Chapel. This service lasts approx. 30 minutes.
There is a 9.30 a.m. Communion Service held in the Lady Chapel on Wednesday mornings which uses Common Worship liturgy.
This service lasts approx. 30 minutes.
7.00 p.m. Iona Worship
St Luke’s offers an act of Iona worship on the 2nd and 4th Sunday evenings at 7.00 p.m.; half an hour of informal worship, music and song following themes such as healing, agape, commitment, justice and communion; this time is followed by fellowship and refreshment. All are very welcome!
Find out more about the Iona Community.