Worship at Christ Church Tunstall

At Christ Church there are three services each Sunday

 

The main act of worship each Sunday is the Mass, or Eucharist, as it has been since the earliest days of the Church. We do what Jesus commanded at The Last Supper with his disciples:  “Do this in memory of me.”

If you have never been to church before or if you haven't been to worship at Christ Church you are very welcome and there is a service card which will guide you through the Mass.

Sunday Services

8am Mass

This is a said Mass, so there are no hymns or music, but a homily is preached. It lasts for about half an hour and is quiet and prayerful way

to begin your Sunday. 

10am Mass

The 10am Mass is our main act of worship on a Sunday. There are hymns and the singing is supported by the choir. We have a well attended Sunday School and the children leave for a time of learning, and a homily is preached. The Mass lasts an hour. Refreshments (including filter coffee) are served in the Church Hall after Mass, so that we can continue fellowship.

6.30pm Evening Prayer & Benediction

Evening Prayer is said according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, and the readings are from the King James Bible. Afterwards there is a short service of Benediction. The consecrated host from the Mass, which has become the Body of Christ is placed upon the altar and Jesus comes into our midst. There is a time for prayer and reflection and  the congregation receives Jesus' blessing. 

Weekday Masses

The Mass is normally celebrated at the following times during the week:

Monday 9am at St. Mary's School (during Term Time)

         

Tuesday 9.30am at Christ Church

Wednesday 10am at Christ Church

Thursday 10am at Christ Church

Friday 9am at Christ Church

Please do check this week's pewsheet for any changes to the above mass times, as sometimes they have to be changed to accommodate funerals and on certain feast days there may be an evening mass.

The weekday Mass normally lasts for about 25 minutes.

For the Daily Mass readings for each day and the Offices of

Morning and Evening Prayer click here.