The Parish of Kingswinford, St. Mary
TYPES OF SERVICES
St. Mary's and Church of The Ascension at Wall Heath hold services both on Sundays and throughout the week and a list is available by clicking this link.
This page gives a brief explanation of the services mentioned.
EUCHARISTIC (COMMUNION) SERVICES
The word Eucharist comes from the Greek word for thanksgiving and it is a service where the congregation remembers the last meal Jesus took with his followers before his arrest and crucifixion. Since then, Jesus' followers have always shared bread and wine together in remembrance of that act and Jesus' sacrifice of his life for the world.
Said Eucharist (traditional language): Lasts approximately 40 minutes
The Said Eucharist uses the Common Worship liturgy that was introduced into the Church of England in 1999. There is no music or singing and the language is similar in the style to that of the seventeenth century King James bible. The service includes robed servers and a brief talk of less than five minutes.
Said Eucharist: Lasts approximately 40 minutes
On weekdays the Said Eucharist uses modern, rather than traditional, language.
Sung Eucharist: Lasts just over one hour
The sung Eucharist also uses the Common Worship liturgy but the language is modern. This service has a robed choir, robed servers and includes traditional hymns played on the organ and a choir anthem. There is a formal sermon about seven to ten minutes long. After the Sunday morning communion service coffee and biscuits are served in the Church Centre.
Most Sunday mornings we also offer a Sunday School in the Church Centre for the first part of the service. The children are brought into church in time for the sharing of the Peace.
St. Mary's has a strong musical tradition and offers a traditional choral evensong some Sunday evenings.
For People New to Church
If you are new to church and looking to explore the Christian faith you may prefer our Jigsaw sessions. Click here for details.