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 monthly rota of services here, and the readings and themes we'll be working from each week here.
Most Sunday Mornings (some weeks, and festivals, arrangements may be different - so please check the diary below for up to date times)
At Bishop Thornton: With a focus on traditional contemporary worship, Sunday morning services are at 10.45am. Communion services are on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, and more informal services are on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.
At Burnt Yates: Sunday morning services are at 9.30am. Service styles here are currently under review, with a hope to explore some exciting, relaxed, and social ways of 'doing church'. The third Sunday is a Communion Service.
At Markington: Many of our services contain opportunities for discussion, to open up our exploration of faith together.
1st Sunday and 3rd Sundays - 8.15am Celtic Prayer, with discussion of the day's readings.
2nd and 4th Sunday - 8.15am Traditional Language Holy Communion, short sermon.
At Ripley: Heading towards a more contemporary, informal feel Sunday morning services are at 10.45am. Our All Age Worship service is on the first Sunday of the month, Communion is on the second, Morning Prayer on the Third, and All Age Communion on the 4th. 'Sunday Stars' our Sunday school runs during the service on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays during term time - so there is something to engage children as well as adults every week. We also have Evensong at 4.30pm on the last Sunday of the month, with an informal tea beforehand at 4pm. When there is a fifth Sunday we have a Cafe Church at 1045am.
At South Stainley: Festival Services, fun for all ages, are at 4pm on the first Sunday of the month.
We say Morning Prayer at 8.30am on Mondays in Bishop Thornton Church, and Tuesday mornings in Burnt Yates 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.