Regular Services at Botley, Curdridge and Durley

Services
Details of this Sunday’s (28th November) services are as follows:

8am Holy Communion at Botley (Book of Common Prayer)

10am United Communion Service for Advent Sunday at Curdridge Church. No service at Botley or Durley

6.30pm Advent Carol Service at Botley Church

Details of upcoming services can be found under December services

However because the pandemic is by no means over, and because many people are still anxious about becoming infected, we are lifting our Covid precautions gradually.

  • Only the bread will be shared at the communion.
  • Singing in church will resume.
  • The wearing of face masks is not compulsory, but we would suggest that people continue to wear them out of respect for others who may be worried about the risk of coming to church.
  • Hand sanitiser will continue to be available and we would ask that you use it both on coming into church and leaving.
  • NHS Test and Trace has asked that we continue to keep a record of people attending services, though this is not compulsory.
  • We would encourage you to sit well spread out in church, and you may be asked to sit in a particular seat to protect someone who is clinically vulnerable to Covid.

We pray that things will work out well and that we will not have to carry on with restrictions for too much longer.

Like many churches, we have been delighted with the success of our online services during the pandemic and will be looking to develop this aspect of our church life in the future. Currently we are offering a Zoom service on the 1st Sunday of each month at 10am but please check the latest information above for any changes.


The church office is open, and if you want practical or prayerful support, please either email office@bcd-churches.co.uk or telephone (01489) 782445. 


The following is a guide to regular services which normally take place but please check the weekly sheet for changes

1st Sunday 2nd Sunday 3rd Sunday 4th Sunday 5th Sunday
8:00am
Botley
CW Holy
Communion
BCP Holy
Communion
CW Holy
Communion
BCP Holy
Communion
CW Holy
Communion
10:00am
Botley
WORSHIP Parish Communion Parish Communion followed by Baptism Parish Communion United Parish
10:00am
Curdridge
VIA Family Service Parish Communion Parish Communion Communion rotating
10:00am
Durley
ZOOM Parish Communion Parish Communion Service at Durley School* between each Church
6:30pm
Botley
Choral Evensong                            Evening Prayer   ONLINE (Zoom) Evensong Evensong Evensong

*This service may be with or without Communion.

Service types

CW Holy Communion. This is a service where bread and wine is shared following the Common Worship order of service using modern language. There are no hymns or music at this service, nor childrens’ activities. Currently this is bread only owing to Coronavirus restrictions.

BCP Holy Communion. This is similar to the CW Holy Communion but the words used are the traditional ones from the Book of Common Prayer.

Service at Durley School. Communion* Service for the adults in the hall and lots of fun activities for the children in one of the classrooms. Do come and join us!

Parish Communion. This is a service where bread and wine is shared and we follow the Common Worship order of service with hymns and music which includes a choir in Botley. There are usually groups for children to attend during the service. The service can be followed by a Baptism (Christening) service but is not part of the service itself. Coffee and biscuits are served afterwards.

Family Service This is a more informal all age service with no set words to follow and there are opportunities for children to participate and a music group or piano leading the songs or hymns. Coffee and biscuits are served afterwards.

United Parish Communion. This is the same as the Parish Communion where we all join together and takes place in one of our 3 churches. Check the news sheet for where the service is.

Choral Evensong. This is the traditional service from the Book of Common Prayer with music led by All Saints’ Choir.

Evensong. This follows the same service as Choral Evensong with hymns and sung psalms but without the choir.