10am Morning Service: it's hybrid!
Join us every Sunday at 10am - virtually for now.
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What to expect
Our 10am service is our busiest church family gathering. At the moment it's virtual, live-streamed from the church building, with most of our congregation worshipping from the comfort of their own homes. It lasts on average just under an hour. It's an informal service with lots of the church family contributing. Usually there are some set prayers, a junior church feature, a talk and songs and hymns of worship.
From the end of June we're welcoming Junior Church back into the building and inviting their families to join us to worship 'in real life.'
We will look at inviting more in to the building in August.
Why can't we all just come back? Our worship area isn't very big! We need to be able to fit in around 60 people and with distancing we can only manage around 30.
We'll get there though!
Join in on our usual church Zoom link:
8.30am Said Communion
NEW TIME from May 23rd: 0830! Let us know you're coming...
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Sundays at St Francis start with a simple, said service of Holy Communion, usually using Anglican liturgy. At the moment we're gathering in person, and following Covid guidelines to keep each other safe. So, bring a mask and wear something warm, it's a bit drafty with the door open!
And it would help if you could let us know you're coming, just to be sure there's room. Contact the office on 02380271152 or - and if possible - email Sarah the vicar: firstname.lastname@example.org
Baptisms & Christenings
Welcoming young and old into membership of the church family.
In baptism we welcome young and old to become members of the family of the Church, as part of a life-time’s journey of faith.
We love to baptise (christen) young children as well as older people, and we ask that, before this step of faith is made into membership of the Church, mature candidates, and the parents of children being baptised, meet with our Vicar, to discuss what it's all about, and to better understand the promises that will be made by, or on behalf of, those being baptised.
When children are baptised we look forward to the time when as a young person or adult they can re-make their promises for themselves at Confirmation.
All enquiries about Baptism should be made to the Parish Office. the vicar will then be in touch to arrange to meet up - often at your home.
Because in baptism, we're welcoming new members of our church family, we prefer to baptise in a 10am Sunday service. For families who choose baptism outside a main Sunday Service, we encourage them to return at the next Family Service (usually 1st Sunday), so that those who have been baptised can be formally welcomed into our Church family.
We'll journey with you through the preparations for the big day!
St Francis’ is the Parish Church of Valley Park and many couples choose to get married in the informal surroundings of the Church with its beautiful garden, which is ideal for the special photographs which help to bring back vivid memories of the happy day.
We welcome couples to contact our vicar, via the Parish Office to arrange their wedding, the calling of Banns of Marriage, and to prepare for the big day. We love to see couples join us for worship and to get to know us better as they prepare for this big step in their lives.
While all marriages, whether conducted in Church or in another place, involve formal legalities, the whole purpose of marriage – the equal sharing of love, home, family, children – sits right at the heart of what the Christian faith is all about – a binding and loving commitment between two people just like the relationship between each one of us and God. A Christian marriage has the added benefits of the support and friendship of a wider church family, to help through the difficult times and to help celebrate the good times.
Remembering and honouring those departed.
We welcome all from Valley Park and others who wish to hold a funeral for their departed loved ones at St Francis. We look to journey with you through this often painful time and remember your loved one in the best way possible - that's as unique as they are. Our vicar would also be happy to help you make arrangements for a funeral at a crematorium.
Please contact your Funeral Director who will liaise with our Parish Office and help you make the necessary arrangements.
Please do enquire if you would like to be confirmed. We'd be delighted to arrange that with you.