Our main Sunday service
9:30AM Every Sunday
Our main service celebrates Communion in contemporary language ('Common Worship'), and starts at 9.30. There are always activities for children. Following demand, we now run TWO 'Main Services' (at 9:30 AND at 11:00) ! (THIS ALSO HELPS TO KEEP YOU Covid-safe).
On the Third Sunday of each month we follow a modern, informal style of worship (our "Switch" service), often in the Hall where there is more room to experiment and run around. Then there is a simple service of Communion with hymns at 11:00 …..
On the Fifth Sunday of the month we usually have 'Café Style' Communion, starting with coffee and pastries, and sharing bread and wine around small tables (not during Covid!)
Coffee for All
10:30AM Every Sunday
Between the regular 9:30 service and the 11:00 service, we serve coffee (Fairtrade, naturally, or tea, squash and biscuits or sometimes cake) “for all” so that our congregation(s) can relax, meet each other, and chat.
11:00AM Second Sunday of each month
An all age interactive worship service with ‘live music’ which used to happen in the afternoons, but is now an 11:00 morning service! See our Facebook page for what’s happening this month.
11 o'clock Communion
11:00AM Monthly, 3rd Sunday of each month
On the Third Sunday of each month there is a later short service of communion, with music, using the Common Worship format - but some months this does not happen: check the News page!
11:00AM Every First Sunday of the month
Our new informal all-age worship service - modern worship songs and a relaxed atmosphere. Now happening online as well as in church during the Lockdown - but we look forward to you coming for coffee in the Hall from 10:30 before the Navigate service.
6:00PM First Sunday of every month
Sung Evensong, with choir! Using the Book of Common Prayer.
Midweek Morning Communion
A short said service - a friendly mid-week devotional and social top-up. This now starts at 10:30 rather than 9:30 as this seems to make it easier to come and join in. During the COVID period, we were meeting online for a short service of prayer and then a chat with friends ... using Zoom! We are now pleased to say we have restarted our live ‘in-person’ midweek services, in church, every Wednesday at 10:30am.
Tea and Cake at St Peter's
2:30PM On the Second Thursday of every month
An opportunity to come together and chat over tea and home made cakes in our welcoming lounge in the church. Alternate months there is a short service in addition, on the Fourth Thursday.
Young People's Activity: The Rock @ St Peter's
3:30PM Weekly in Termtime
The Rock at St Peter's is a youth club for Years 5 & 6 on Thursday after school from 3.30pm until 5.30pm. There's always plenty of fun, tuck and pizza for everyone! See some of the activities on the Facebook page spcbalsallforkids. There is a later session fortnightly for secondary-school age young people in Years 7 (Café Rock) - ask Livia for details.
DURING LOCKDOWN, this has to be suspended - we look forward to seeing you as soon as possible!
Our Young People's worker (CFM) is Livia Baciu and she has planned an exciting programme! We hope to see many young people at these events...
The Rock Team
Junior choir meets every Thursday from 6.30, and Senior choir at 7.30 - new members always welcome, tuition provided! (meet in church, access via Vestry door in the carpark)
Contact Kim Rawson, Musical Director and Choirmaster, for details, or just turn up.
Teeny Tinies & Toddlers
1:30PM Weekly during termtime
Our Bumps and Babies Café (with 'Stay and Play') has been re-named and relaunched as 'Teeny Tinies & Toddlers'. They meet on Friday Afternoons during school term time for mums, dads and grandparents caring for babies, and expectant mums too! Come and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee, homemade cake, and chat whilst the babies play. There is also activity for older children - lots of room in the Church Hall for them to run around safely too! If you have kids in both age groups - that's why we have moved them together in the Hall at the same time! (Home made cakes are *Back*!) (but, sorry, no school age kids! “Health and Safety”….).
Sorry, there are no special events this week.