worship through......

Home » Church News » worship through......
319-mtq3mzuyodm3oa

Worship through........

Thank you to everyone who completed the questionnaire regarding our "Worship through...." services over the last few weeks following our General Church Meeting.

A total of 22 questionnaires were returned.

To the question, "Given the reasoning behind having these "Worship through..... services, do you feel that;
a) they should continue as they are in their current format
b) they should continue but with some changes
c) they have served their purpose and should now be replaced with something else. If so, what?

1 person thought they should remain as is, 13 thought that they should continue but with some changes and 3 that they should be replaced.

Other comments included;
The themes should be widened from just looking at worship through art, music and quiet.
These services do not seem to have brought any new people in.
People living on their own, spend time on their own and find worship through quiet, more difficult.
It all depends on who is leading the service.
How about some kind of themed preaching over a number of weeks?
There were some comments about not being comfortable with sitting around tables and discussing with others.
The Christingle service was greatly appreciated
To relate worship to life's experiences.

Other possible themes that were suggested for "Worship through....." included history, poetry, education, technology, nature, prayer, work, science, stories, dance, film and environmental concerns.

At our recent Worship Consultation, we looked at the issue of "Worship through...." and decided to widen the themes over the coming months and to continue to discuss how we can best help our worship life here at church.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

remembrance, poppies, wreath
WMC: Thu 18 Oct 8:00am

From the Manse....These past four years we have been remembering and commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the events of the Great War. From it's beginning in 1914, to the places and battles that have been seared on our minds and collective memories: the Somme, Verdun, Passchendaele and Ypres to name but a few.This month, the eleventh of the year, on the eleventh day we will remember...

2017-07-02 14-51-13-2
WMC: Wed 10 Oct 9:00am

The ministry and work at Great Western Park is expanding and we're often asked to chaplain new groups and places, which is an immense privilege. We're aware that there's more than just the two of us can do and are keen to expand the team with new chaplains. Please get in touch if you'd like to find out more, see what we do and come out for a visit. We'd...

Jodie-Whittaker-First-Female-Doctor-Who
WMC: Tue 09 Oct 9:00am

Written for the Abingdon Herald October 2018The woman who fell to earthBalancing on the gantry of a high-rise crane soaring above the city of Sheffield, Jodie Whittaker challenges Tosin Cole, the latest alien who brings death and destruction to our planet.Facing each other in a classic 'Western' stand off, suspended above the ground, she says to him; "We are capable of the...