Congregations

A congregation is a bunch of people that meet together to explore and express Christian spirituality and join in with God’s mission in the world.

Through Uplyme Church we offer multiple congregations each with a different way of expressing and exploring Christian spirituality.  We still do the Sunday thing – in the morning for families in a more contemporary celebration style and in the evening in a more traditional and contemplative style.  In addition to these congregations there are also congregations for parents and carers with under 5s, those that like to meet in the local pub, those who like to express their spirituality through art, young people, and so on.  Each congregation joins in with the ongoing mission of God in the world and seeks to bless the community in some way.  Hopefully there is a congregation that you can join in with.  On this site you find links to each congregation with contact details of the leader of that congregation.

At 6pm the worship is more reflective, using seasonal material.

Our Evening Worship follows the rhythm of the Christian year, with its rich tapestry of themes and images. It is a more meditative and contemplative time of prayer and praise.

Whilst the liturgy is participatory through the use of congregational prayers, responses and hymns, there are also times of silence for personal reflection and prayer. These precious times of quiet help us both to speak and to listen to God.

It is our hope and prayer that through this worship, you will meet with God and he will meet with you. 

The order for Evening Worship:

Greeting – Opening sentence, responses

Penitence – Prayer of preparation, confession, absolution, collect

The Word – Psalm, bible reading, address, creed

Prayers – Silent intercessions, closing prayer, Lord’s Prayer

Dismissal – Canticle, prayer, blessing

The Agape Meal may also be included, when bread and wine are shared with one other as signs of our unity and fellowship in Christ.

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