Please note: services in church are currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic

Church online

Our Sunday services are now taking place online. For details of all services and the weekly news sheet, please see News.

Additionally, members of the congregation have been meeting to hold evening prayer every Saturday online. You can find details here. The page also includes links to the online Junior Church and the services held by Fr Pete Wright while the church was closed in early 2020.

Some online resources elsewhere on the Internet are listed on the Covid 19-update page on this website.

Making a Spiritual Communion

The term ‘Spiritual Communion’ is used to describe the means of grace by which a person, prevented for some serious reason from sharing in a celebration of the Eucharist, nonetheless shares in the communion of Jesus Christ. The Book of Common Prayer instructs us that if we offer ourselves in penitence and faith, giving thanks for the redemption won by Christ crucified, we may truly ‘eat and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ’, although we cannot receive the sacrament physically in ourselves. A form of words for making a Spiritual Communion can be found on the Church of England website.

Our main service is the Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion) on Sundays at 10:30 am. For upcoming services, please see the Calendar section of this website.

If you have never been to a Eucharist Service before, click here and perhaps take a look at ‘What to expect at an Anglican Service’ on Anglicans Online.

The other regular services in our calendar are Evensong. Evensong is a service of evening prayer, either said or sung. The sung version, choral evensong, is one of the treasures of the Anglican tradition and has inspired some of the  best English choral music from the Tudor period to the present day. The service lasts about an hour.

If you would like to have a baptism (Christening), get married or need to organise a funeral at St Thomas Becket, please contact us.