Sunday services at St Bartholomew’s and St Mary’s

We have a mix of modern and traditional, formal and informal services, and occasionally have joint services at other churches in the parish.

At the end of the page is a table showing the regular pattern of services each month.

Informal and family-friendly services

These services have a more relaxed style, compared to those that follow the traditional order of Church of England services. Some are also suitable for families with young children.

Click on the links below for more details.

Cafe church
Breakfast and discussion in the church hall – find out more.

Worship for All
A short, lively service with modern worship songs – find out more.

Family service
A welcoming space for children of all ages and their parents – find out more.

Sunday Funday
A creative and fun time for children to learn about God – find out more.

Songs of praise
Your choice of hymns and songs of worship – find out more.

Traditional and formal services

These services follow the formal, traditional order of service set by the Church of England’s books of Common Worship (CW) and Book of Common Prayer (BCP).

Click on the links below for more details.

Holy Communion
The bread and wine that commemorates the ‘Lord’s supper’ – find out more.

Morning Prayer (Matins)
A time of praise and devotion to God at the start of the day – find out more.

Evensong
Verses and prayers for the close of the day – find out more.

Lent services
More details to follow

Easter services
More details to follow

Christmas services
More details to follow

Services with other churches

From time to time we hold services together with other churches in the Redditch Holy Trinity parish, such as Songs of praise and the traditional Maundy Thursday and Ash Wednesday services.

The most frequent of these is Songs of praise at St Philip’s Church in Webheath.

For more about St Philip’s Webheath, and for directions to the church, click on the link below:

St Philip’s church website (opens in a new window).

Sunday services timetable

The regular pattern of services each month is in the table below.

See the calendar for any changes to the regular pattern, and for services with other churches.

Time Service Description When
8.00am Holy Communion (CW) Formal, traditional 2nd and 4th Sunday
9.30am Café church Informal, family-friendly 1st Sunday
St Mary’s Lower Bentley Please check the calendar for details 2nd Sunday
Worship for All Informal, family-friendly 4th and 5th Sunday
11.00am Holy Communion (CW) Formal, traditional 3rd Sunday
Sunday Funday Informal, family-friendly 3rd Sunday (in the school term)
Family service Informal, family-friendly 2nd Sunday (check the calendar, as this can change)
Traditional Morning Prayer (Matins) Formal, traditional 1st, 4th and 5th Sunday
6.00pm Holy Communion (CW or BCP) Formal, traditional 1st Sunday
Evensong Formal, traditional 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday
Songs of praise Informal 5th Sunday (check the calendar, as this can change)