Regular Services at Botley, Curdridge and Durley

Resumption of services
As the pandemic eases, we are going to start holding regular Sunday services in our churches again. From Sunday 12th September we will be returning  to the normal pattern of services in our three churches.

Because the pandemic is by no means over, and because many people are still anxious about becoming infected, we are going to lift 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 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.


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 would normally take place but are not at this current time.

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
Family Service Parish Communion Parish Communion followed by Baptism Parish Communion United Parish
10:00am
Curdridge
Parish Communion
followed by Baptism
Family Service Parish Communion Parish Communion Communion rotating
10:00am
Durley
Parish Communion
followed by Baptism
Matins or BCP Communion Family Service at Durley School Parish Communion between each Church
6:30pm
Botley
Choral Evensong Taize Evensong Evensong Evensong

There is Morning Prayer at Botley at 9.00 am on Mondays to Thursdays.
There is Holy Communion at Curdridge at 10.00 am on Thursdays.

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.

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.

Durley Family 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!  This is a more informal 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.

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.

Matins. This follows the traditional service of Matins from the Book of Common Prayer.

United Parish Communion. This is the same as the Parish Communion and takes place in one of our 3 churches.

Fourth@Four. This is contemporary style worship with a praise band and no formal order of service to follow.

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

Taize. This is a reflective service from the community of Taize in France with candles and simple chants for all to join in with.

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