Worship at Christ Church Tunstall
At Christ Church there are usually three services each Sunday (Due to COVID-19 there is just the 10am Mass at present)
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.
8am Mass (currently suspended due to COVID-19)
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.
(currently this is a said mass with no hymns due to COVID-19)
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
(currently not taking place due to COVID-19)
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.
The Mass is normally celebrated at the following times during the week:
Monday 9am at St. Mary's School (during Term Time)
10am at Christ Church during School Holidays
Wednesday 10am at Christ Church
Thursday 10am at Christ Church
Friday 7pm 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.