Services and times

This pattern of services has been disrupted during the period of Covid-19 restrictions. Please check what is currently offered via the link buttons on the homepage.

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.

Saturday and Sunday services

6.00 pm St. Giles’ Saturday Vigil Eucharist Every Saturday (there will be a simple shared meal after the first service of the month)
9.00 am St. Giles’ Sung Eucharist Every Sunday (includes a Healing Service every third Sunday)
9.30 am St. Augustine’s Sung Eucharist Every Sunday
10.30 am St. Luke’s Service of the Word First Sunday in month
10.30 am St. Luke’s Family Communion 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sunday.
10.45 am Castle St. Methodist Morning Worship Every Sunday
6.30 pm Castle St. Methodist Evening Service Every Sunday, except third Sunday - see below
7.00 pm St. Luke’s Iona Service 3rd 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.

Weekday services

These take place every week except during the month of August and in the week following Easter Sunday and Christmas.

Tuesday Morning Prayer 9.30 am St. Giles’
Wednesday Eucharist 9.30 am St. Luke’s
Thursday Eucharist 10.00 am St. Giles’

St. Augustine's Church

The 9.30 am Sunday Communion service is partly sung and reflects the church’s warm welcome to all, of all ages and love of many types of music.

Refreshments are served after the service, which lasts approx. an hour.

St. Giles’ Church

The 9.00 am 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 am Thursday morning Communion is a quiet, reflective service held in the Lady Chapel. This service lasts approx. 30 minutes, with refreshments to follow.

The new 6.00 pm Saturday 'Vigil Eucharist' is a traditional communion service, with a straightforward address, refreshments and time to chat after the service. Everyone is welcome, especially those who find it difficult to attend church on Sundays or want to learn a bit more about Christianity.

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. Every fourth Sunday there will be prayers with the laying on of hands as a sign of healing.

Refreshments are served after the services, which last approximately an hour.

There is a 9.30 am Communion Service held in the Lady Chapel on Wednesday mornings which uses Common Worship liturgy. This service lasts approximately 30 minutes.

7.00 pm Iona Worship

St Luke’s offers an act of Iona worship on the 3rd Sunday evenings at 7.00 pm; 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.

Castle Street Methodist Church

The 10.45 am service usually follows the traditions of the Methodist Church, and will normally be led by either a minister or local (lay) preacher from the Cambridge Methodist Circuit; the actual person leading will vary from service to service. The preacher for the second Sunday of each month comes from the Church at Castle team. There is a quarterly Circuit Preaching Plan, listing who is leading each service at each church in the Circuit.

Holy Communion is celebrated on one Sunday morning each month (see the Plan for dates). One other Sunday morning is designated “All Age Worship”, while on the other Sundays (except during the school summer holidays) there is a Junior Church for children of any age; the children take part in the first quarter of an hour or so of the service and before going elsewhere in the building for their own activities.

The 6.30 pm service is often a more reflective service than the morning one. Services are led by a variety of ordained and lay preachers, from the Methodist, Anglican and United Reformed Church tradition. On the third Sunday in the month there is no evening service as we join in the Iona service at St. Luke's Church. When there is a fifth Sunday in the month, the location of the evening service will be at any of the churches within Church at Castle.

Most morning and evening services last around an hour, and all are followed by light refreshments.