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Monthly Service plan for St Marys Ilminster

Every Sunday there is an 8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) This is a quiet traditional reflective ½ hour service using the Book of Common Prayer, attended by about 20 people, who sit in the choir stalls at the front of the Minster.

On the First Sunday at 10.30am there is an All-age Service which is an interactive informal service, with congregation participation, and the singing is led by a Music group. The service is attended by up to 130 people.

On the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays at 10.30 at there is a formal Holy Communion service using contemporary language, with sung parts of the liturgy, and hymns. A congregation of up to 130 attend, and children go to their own groups for most of the service but re-join for Communion.

On the 3rd Sunday at 10.30 am there is Morning Prayer service using contemporary language, with hymns. This sometimes this takes the form of a special service e.g. supporting our links with Zambia and Nepal. Children go to their own groups for most of the service but re-join at the end.

On the 3rd Sunday at 6pm there is Evening Holy Communion service using contemporary language, which is attended by up to 25 people. In the summer is held in the church and during the winter months it is held in the Minster rooms. This is an Ecumenical service and we are joined by our local Methodist congregation and their clergy.

On the 4th Sunday at 6pm there is Evensong (BCP) using the Book of Common Prayer. The choir lead the singing in the service and many parts of the service are sung by choir and congregation. It is attended by up to 25 people.

During the 10.30am service there is a Crèche and Explorers, a meeting for children, in the Minster Rooms. Apart from on the 1st Sunday of the month

Every Wednesday there is a service of Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel at 11am.

The short Evening Office is said at 4.30pm in the Lady Chapel from Monday to Saturday.

Monthly Service pattern for St Mary’s Whitelackington

1st Sunday of the month During the summer months Evensong (BCP) at 6pm This is a Book of Common Prayer service where only the hymns are sung, Some the Minster Congregation join the Whitelackington congregation for this service. In the winter months at 9am there is Morning Prayer (BCP) where the Book of Common Prayer is used and only the hymns are sung.

On the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 9.00am there is a Holy Communion service using contemporary language.

On the 3rd Sunday of the month at 9.00am there is Morning Prayer (BCP)

During the winter months the services are held in the choir stalls at the front of the church.

This is a small village church with a maximum congregation of 16, apart from special services such as Harvest festival where the congregation can reach about 40