Worship

We aim to offer a variety of worship styles across our churches, throughout the week, from very traditional 1662 Book of Common Prayer, right through to more contemporary and informal styles.  The underlying pattern is below, but do watch the calendar for seasonal variations and one-offs!

You can find our annual calendar here (correct at time of going to print) or our monthly rota of services here, and the readings and themes we'll be working from each week here, or for next year here.

Most Sunday Mornings (some weeks, and festivals, arrangements may be different - so please check the diary below for up to date times)

The Underlying Pattern (a 'normal' month, if such a thing existed)

First Sunday

8.15am Traditional Language Communion (Markington) an absolute classic, and for good reason.  The 1662 language communion is a great, reflective start to any month.  Quiet, contemplative, spiritual.

9.30am Communion (Burnt Yates) - a familiar communion service, in contemporary language, with hymns.

9.30am Rejoice and Be Glad (Markington) - an innovative service that combines a light liturgy with a visiting topical speaker, encouraging us to think and consider about what it means to have a living faith in 21st century Britain.

10.45am Family Service (Bishop Thornton) - an easygoing, informal service, suitable for all ages.

10.45 Communion with Sunday School (Ripley) - a contemporary language choral communion, with hymns, and sermon; with children's provision through Sunday Stars, our Sunday School.

4pm Festival Service (South Stainley) - each month we pick a topical theme to celebrate with a shorter, family friendly, engaging service.

 

Second Sunday

8.15am Celtic Prayer and Discussion (Markington) - A very informal group that explores the set readings for the day through open discussion.  All very welcome - whether you are a 'talker' or a 'listener'.

9.30am Rainbow Church (Burnt Yates) - an easygoing, informal service, suitable for all ages.

10.45am Communion (Bishop Thornton)a familiar communion service, in contemporary language, with hymns.

10.45am All Age Worship (Ripley) - Informal worship, accessible and engaging for all ages.

 

Third Sunday

9.30am - Traditional Language Communion (Markington) - 1662 Communion, at a later time.

9.30am - Breakfast Fellowship (Burnt Yates) - ָA relaxed service, shared over breakfast, with opportunity to reflect on the days readings.

10.45am - Prayer and Praise (Bishop Thornton)- led by a volunteer team from the congregation, every month can be different!

10.45am - All Age Communion (Ripley) - our most accessible communion service, designed to make it as easy as possible for children to fully engage in this most precious sacrament.

 

Fourth Sunday

8.15am Celtic Prayer and Discussion (Markington)

10.00am Benefice Communionnew for 2020 we will come together once a month for a combined Communion service.  Moving through our churches across the year.

10.45am Morning Prayer (Ripley)a modern language Matins service, with psalms and canticles to well known hymn tunes.  Supported by Sunday Stars for children.

4.30pm Choral Evensong (Ripley)unless there is a fifth Sunday...

 

Fifth Sunday

8.15am Traditional Language Communion (Markington)

10.45am Cafe Worship at Ripleysometimes Communion, sometimes not, either way a service enjoyed over a cup of tea or coffee, sat together cafe style.

4.30pm Choral Evensong (Ripley) - the last Sunday of each month (whether it's a fourth or fifth) is when we indulge ourselves in a little Evensong.

Midweek Services

We say Morning Prayer at 8.30am on Mondays in Bishop Thornton Church.
There is a short informal morning prayer service at 9am during term times on a Wednesday morning at Ripley School.
There is a 10am Traditional Language Communion service every Wednesday in Ripley church, followed by coffee and cake.

 

Whatever you choose to come along to, we'd love to see you.
 

 

Upcoming Worship

22

Jan
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

26

Jan
Sunday
08:15-09:00

Celtic Prayer and Discussion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

26

Jan
Sunday
10:00

Benefice Communion

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

26

Jan
Sunday
10:45

Morning Prayer with Sunday Stars

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

26

Jan
Sunday
16:30

Evensong

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom
Free

29

Jan
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

02

Feb
Sunday
08:15

Traditional Communion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

02

Feb
Sunday
09:30

Rejoice and Be Glad!

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

02

Feb
Sunday
09:30-10:30

Communion

Burnt Yates Church, HG3 Burnt Yates, United Kingdom

02

Feb
Sunday
10:45

Family Service

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

02

Feb
Sunday
10:45

Communion with baptism and Sunday Stars

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

02

Feb
Sunday
16:00-17:00

Festival Service

South Stainley Church, , HG3 South Stainley, United KingdomS

05

Feb
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

09

Feb
Sunday
08:15-09:00

Celtic Prayer and Discussion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

09

Feb
Sunday
09:30

Rainbow Church

Burnt Yates Church, HG3 Burnt Yates, United Kingdom

09

Feb
Sunday
10:45-11:45

Holy Communion

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

09

Feb
Sunday
10:45

All Age Worship

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

09

Feb
Sunday
13:30

Baptism of Alicia

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

09

Feb
Sunday
15:00-16:00

Baptism

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

12

Feb
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

16

Feb
Sunday
09:30

Traditional Communion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

16

Feb
Sunday
09:30

Breakfast Fellowship

Burnt Yates Church, HG3 Burnt Yates, United Kingdom

16

Feb
Sunday
10:45-11:45

All Age Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

16

Feb
Sunday
10:45

Prayer and Praise

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

19

Feb
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

23

Feb
Sunday
08:15-09:00

Celtic Prayer and Discussion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

23

Feb
Sunday
10:00

Benefice Communion

Burnt Yates Church, HG3 Burnt Yates, United Kingdom

23

Feb
Sunday
10:45

Morning Prayer with Sunday Stars

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

23

Feb
Sunday
16:30

Evensong

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom
Free

26

Feb
Wednesday
10:00

Communion Service with Ashing

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

26

Feb
Wednesday
19:30

Ash Wednesday Evening Communion

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

01

Mar
Sunday
08:15

Traditional Communion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

01

Mar
Sunday
09:30

Rejoice and Be Glad!

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

01

Mar
Sunday
09:30-10:30

Communion

Burnt Yates Church, HG3 Burnt Yates, United Kingdom

01

Mar
Sunday
10:45

Family Service

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

01

Mar
Sunday
10:45

Communion with Sunday Stars

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

01

Mar
Sunday
16:00-17:00

Festival Service

South Stainley Church, , HG3 South Stainley, United KingdomS

04

Mar
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

08

Mar
Sunday
08:15-09:00

Celtic Prayer and Discussion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

08

Mar
Sunday
09:30

Rainbow Church

Burnt Yates Church, HG3 Burnt Yates, United Kingdom

08

Mar
Sunday
10:45-11:45

Holy Communion

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

08

Mar
Sunday
10:45

All Age Worship

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

11

Mar
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

15

Mar
Sunday
09:30

Traditional Communion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

15

Mar
Sunday
09:30

Breakfast Fellowship

Burnt Yates Church, HG3 Burnt Yates, United Kingdom

15

Mar
Sunday
10:45-11:45

All Age Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

15

Mar
Sunday
10:45

Prayer and Praise

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

18

Mar
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

22

Mar
Sunday
09:30

Mothering Sunday Service

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

22

Mar
Sunday
09:30

Mothering Sunday Service

22

Mar
Sunday
10:45

Mothering Sunday Service

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

22

Mar
Sunday
10:45

Mothering Sunday Service

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

22

Mar
Sunday
16:00

Mothering Sunday Communion with Bishop Nick

South Stainley Church, HG3 South Stainley, United Kingdom

25

Mar
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

29

Mar
Sunday
08:15

Traditional Communion

29

Mar
Sunday
10:45

Café Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

29

Mar
Sunday
16:30

Evensong

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom
Free

01

Apr
Wednesday
10:00

Easter Communion with Ripley School

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

05

Apr
Sunday
10:45

Palm Sunday Passion Communion

Ripley Town Hall

08

Apr
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

09

Apr
Thursday
19:30-20:30

Maundy Thursday: Last Supper Service

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

10

Apr
Friday
09:30

Walk of Witness (copy)

View Point, Burnt Yates

10

Apr
Friday
13:45-14:00

Procession of the Cross

Ripley Town Hall

10

Apr
Friday
14:00

Last Hour Service

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

12

Apr
Sunday
06:30

Easter Sunrise Communion

Burnt Yates View Point

12

Apr
Sunday
08:15

Traditional Language Easter Communion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

12

Apr
Sunday
09:30

Easter Communion

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

12

Apr
Sunday
10:45

Easter Family Communion Service

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

12

Apr
Sunday
16:00

Easter Communion with Baptism

South Stainley Church, HG3 South Stainley, United Kingdom

15

Apr
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

19

Apr
Sunday
09:30

Traditional Communion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

19

Apr
Sunday
09:30

Breakfast Fellowship

Burnt Yates Church, HG3 Burnt Yates, United Kingdom

19

Apr
Sunday
10:45-11:45

All Age Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

19

Apr
Sunday
10:45

Prayer and Praise

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

22

Apr
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

26

Apr
Sunday
08:15-09:00

Celtic Prayer and Discussion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

26

Apr
Sunday
10:00

Benefice Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

26

Apr
Sunday
16:30

Evensong

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom
Free

29

Apr
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

03

May
Sunday
08:15

Traditional Communion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom