We offer a range of services across the Benefice to ensure that you are able to access the worship you need on any given Sunday or on other days of the week.
To find out about the times of our services and other events click here: https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/2190/page/41895/view/
Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion, Mass)
The Holy Eucharist is the most important service of the Church. It is rich in symbolism and prayerfulness. Children are most welcome at any of our services. Every week the Holy Eucharist is celebrated at least once, but often there are two to choose from. On normal months the cycle of Holy Eucharists looks like this:
On the First Sunday of the month, the Holy Eucharist is offered in traditional language from the Book of Common Prayer at 8am ( Boxford) and in normal contemporary language at 9.30am (Little Waldingfield).
On the Second Sunday of the month, the Holy Eucharist is offered at 9.30am (Groton) and 11am (Boxford).
On the Third Sunday of the month the Holy Eucharist is offered at 9.30am (Edwardstone) and 11am (Boxford).
On the Fourth Sunday of the month a Family Eucharist is celebrated at Boxford at 9.30am and the Holy Eucharist is also celebrated at 11am at Newton.
If there is a Fifth Sunday, the Holy Eucharist is offered in a Joint-Benefice service which rotates in turn around the different churches.
Every week, there is a midweek Eucharist held at 10.30am at Mary’s House in the centre of Boxford Village (opposite the village store)
Café Church is a chance to experience church in a more informal way. Children are most welcome at any of our services and may especially enjoy this one. Café Church does not replace other forms of worship, but it is a good place to start. It will introduce you gently into the life of Christ, but you may soon feel the need for something deeper. We certainly hope so, and that is exactly what this is designed to do. Worship should never be confused with entertainment, that’s not what we are here for, but Café Church will, we hope, be enjoyable and thought-provoking, providing space and comfort ideal for those early ventures through the church door. Café Church is held every First Sunday at 11am (Boxford).
Morning and Evening Worship
On many Sundays we also offer a range of opportunities for morning and evening worship. And each weekday we hold Morning and Evening Prayer in one of our churches.
Morning Worship is slightly more informal than usual Sunday services. They offer a chance to reflect and rejoice in a prayerful way with the rest of the community. Morning Worship happens on occasions when there is no Eucharist. Please look at the monthly schedule to find out when and where.
BCP Mattins is a service of traditional 17th Century language, which provides a deep spiritual richness. It takes once every two months on the Fourth Sunday of the month.
BCP Evensong is a rich traditional evening service that inspires in the late evening. BCP Evensong takes place every First Sunday at 6.30pm (Boxford) and occasionally at the other churches in the Benefice (see monthly notices).
Compline and Healing Services take place once a month. They are always on the second or third Sundays at 6.30pm rotate around the churches of the Benefice (see monthly notices)