Services

 

From 1 July 2021 we are changing the regular pattern of services in our group of churches. There are occasional changes to this pattern, for example on certain festivals, so if you are planning to attend, it is best to check our calendar of services and events.

At Downham, in order to maintain social distancing we have to restrict the number of people attending.  To book a place please call Mike Roome on 07770 795388 or email mikeannroome@msn.com by 5.00pm on the previous Friday.

At most of our services we use the modern Common Worship format, the exceptions are those marked BCP, which use the traditional Book of Common Prayer. The Family Service at each church is an informal, non-Communion service in modern language which we hope will be helpful to families with young children or people who are new to church attendance. While the COVID-19 restrictions are in place, it is not practical to hold a Family Service at Downham, but we hope to resume in September on the first Sunday in the month.

Date St Margaret, Downham St Peter, South Hanningfield St Mary, Ramsden Bellhouse
1st Sunday 11:00 Holy Communion 10:00 Holy Communion No service
2nd Sunday 11:00 Holy Communion 10:00 Holy Communion BCP 10:30 Family Service
3rd Sunday 11:00 Benefice Holy Communion
This  will be at St Margaret's Downham
or St Mary's Ramsden Bellhouse
on alternate months
No service 11:00 Benefice Holy Communion
This  will be at St Margaret's Downham
or St Mary's Ramsden Bellhouse
on alternate months
4th Sunday 11:00 Holy Communion 10:00 Family Service 10:00 Holy Communion
5th Sunday When there is a 5th Sunday in the month, the three parishes will take it in turns to host a joint service of Holy Communion.