In Church

Christians have been worshipping on this site since about 660 AD, and as far as we know, there have only been two major interruptions in the intervening 1360 years: for the Civil War, and for COVID-19. Some of what we do has stayed consistent over that time, but many things (like speaking in English, not Latin!) have changed, particularly in things like Messy Church.

Everyone is welcome to any or all of our services or gatherings. Here are our more traditional services in our church buildings - but check out the other tabs for Messy Church, some FAQs and some resources for joining in from home or praying on your own. 


10 am Eucharist 

8am Communion from the Book of Common Prayer (the traditional Anglican prayer book from the 17th century) (The 8am Eucharist is not currently happening)


4.30 (winter) / 6.30 (summer – i.e. when the clocks change) a quiet evening prayer service. 1st Sunday of the month is Choral Evensong led by our Priory Choir and the 4th Sunday is led by the Priory Ministry Team and often explores more varied ways to pray together. On other Sundays, the evening service is Said Evening Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer. (The evening service is not currently happening, but we hope to resume choral evensong soon.)



Carrying on the tradition of the monks and nuns who worshipped in the Priory through the centuries, we have a morning service together most days.

Monday 9.30 am - Morning Prayer from the Franciscan Daily Office

Tuesday 9.30am - Morning Prayer from the Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals 

Wednesday 10.30am - Holy Communion 

Thursday 9.30am  - Morning Prayer from the Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals 

All midweek services are in accessible English and follow the order in a book that you will be given when you arrive so there's no need to be familiar with the liturgies beforehand.

For those interested in liturgy; the Franciscan Daily Office formed the basis of much of what is in the more familiar Common Worship liturgy, and the Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals follows a simple pattern of readings and prayers together with a greater focus on preparing us for action in the world.

The Priory is a COVID secure space, and all recommended procedures are followed. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing, particularly when entering and leaving the building. Hand sanitiser is available, and surfaces are frequently sanitised.

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