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Parish Services

Main Service

Sunday Worship at 10:00am follow the regular pattern below, save for reduced services during the summer months and other seasonal changes at Christmas and Easter:

1st Sunday  All Age Worship and Communion
2nd Sunday Worship and the Word
3rd Sunday Worship and Communion
4th Sunday  Worship and the Word

The Base

The BASE is a Fresh Expression Parish ministry for Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) to explore their faith relevant to their age. Parents can decide whether to leave their children and go to main Worship Service and collect them just after 11:00am. Sunday Worship at “The Base” runs concurrent to the 10:00am Main service on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, save for summer months and seasonal changes.

All Age and Communion

A Holy Communion Service for all ages (Children, Young People and Families) usually led by our Youth Leader on the 1st Sunday of each month. It is an interactive worship of action and movement with singing, a talk and Bible reading that seeks to equally value people of all ages. The Confession and Holy Communion are Incumbent led within the middle of service..

We intentionally consider the needs of diverse ages in worship and accessibility of full participation of different generations, all of which lie at the heart of the Parish mission.

Worship and the Word

This is a non-Eucharistic Service. The informal structure, complemented by a Service Book and overhead projection of the service, reflects our love for Worship Hymns / Songs, Bible readings, the Word of God and Intercessions, all within the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Occasionally, there is flexibility to adapt the service to include additional talks, possible testimonies and extended intercessions, all within the scope of responding with spiritual discernment to the wind of God’s direction. According to the 73rd chapter of Psalm: “You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny.”

Worship and Communion

This is a Communion Service that follows an adapted Common Worship format. This service, complemented by a Service Book and overhead projection, also features Worship Hymns / Songs, Bible readings, the Word of God, Intercessions and Holy Communion. We are invited to receive the bread and wine. The bread is the body of Christ, broken for us all, and the wine is the blood of Christ, shed for the forgiveness of our sins. We receive the bread and wine in memory of Christ and His sacrifice.

The invitation for Holy Communion is open to all Christians as well as those visiting from other churches. In tradition with the Parish, this Communion Service is complemented by stations for prayer after Communion. If you would like a blessing, do come to the front and bow your head and a prayer of blessing will be shared.

Worship and Healing

This service takes place on 5th Sundays and provides an extended time of Worship and a focus on Prayer in the ministry of Healing. We reflect on the following prayer as a guide to the anointing of the Lord during these services: “The Almighty Lord, who is a strong tower from all who put their trust in him, whom all things in heaven, on earth and under earth obey, be now and evermore your defence. May you believe and trust that the only name under heaven given for health and salvation is the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Amen.

Morning Worship and Communion

This service is held weekly at 8:00am on Sundays and 10:00am fortnightly on Wednesdays. Please check the Parish calendar for the latest services.

The service follows the Common Worship structure and is supported by the recently refreshed Service Book. The service reflects the community’s love for traditional Liturgy, Bible readings, the Word of God, Reflection, Intercessions, and Holy Communion, all within the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

All are welcome to play a part in these services. We invite you to respond to the words in bold, found on the Service Booklet. All services include the Holy Communion of the bread and wine. The bread is the body of Christ, broken for us all, and the wine is the blood of Christ, shed for the forgiveness of our sins. Therefore, we receive the bread and wine in memory of Christ and His sacrifice. The invitation for Holy Communion is open to all Christians as well as those visiting from other churches.

6PM Worship

What are the underlying themes of worship? Worship is a time for exuberance and understanding. Passion, yes. Purpose, yes, too. Worship Leader, Matt Redman, says in the Book: “Inside-Out Worship: “We need to know where we’re going in worship – and why we’re going there.” “It is vital” , he says, “to root ourselves in Bible-shaped practices and expressions.”

Our passion here at St Sebastian’s has meant that plans to introduce 6pm Worship was brought forward to create a space for new encounters with singing, praises and the Word of God. All essentials for supporting the grounded life. The service will be a place of new spiritual discoveries and finding God as a community. All services will be supported by a live music band and singers, and who knows where the Lord will take us.

We look forward to you joining us on the 4th Sunday of each month. However, do check the Parish Calendar for the latest update.

Calendar

Feb
19
Mon
7:30 pm 7.30pm Prayer Meetings
7.30pm Prayer Meetings
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7.30pm Prayer Meetings
Prayers Join Zoom Prayers Meeting ID: 689 697 9515 Passcode: 491453 Join us online, every Monday at 7.30pm .
Feb
21
Wed
10:00 am 10am Lent Bible Studies @ St Sebastian's Church
10am Lent Bible Studies @ St Sebastian's Church
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10am Lent Bible Studies @ St Sebastian's Church | England | United Kingdom
Lent is a time when we prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, giving up of sinful habits, and spiritual discipline. Lent Bible studies will be held in St Sebastian’s Church[...]
8:00 pm 8pm Lent Bible Studies @ St Sebastian's Church
8pm Lent Bible Studies @ St Sebastian's Church
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
8pm Lent Bible Studies @ St Sebastian's Church | England | United Kingdom
Lent is a time when we prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, giving up of sinful habits, and spiritual discipline. Lent Bible studies will be held in St Sebastian’s Church[...]
Feb
23
Fri
10:00 am 10am Little Angels @ St Sebastian's Church Hall
10am Little Angels @ St Sebastian's Church Hall
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10am Little Angels @ St Sebastian's Church Hall | England | United Kingdom
Little Angels is our weekly coffee morning and toddler group. Every Friday in school term time we meet in St. Sebastian’s Church Hall from 10 am till 11:30am. Feel free to drop in at any[...]
7:00 pm 7pm Youth Group @ St Sebastian's Parish Centre
7pm Youth Group @ St Sebastian's Parish Centre
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7pm Youth Group @ St Sebastian's Parish Centre | England | United Kingdom
Did you know that our Youth Leaders run a fortnightly Friday Youth Club at St Sebastian’s? It’s a friendly place where teenagers meet to socialise, explore basic bible truths, with food and plenty of fun[...]
Feb
25
Sun
8:00 am 8am Sunday Morning Worship @ St Sebastian's Church
8am Sunday Morning Worship @ St Sebastian's Church
Feb 25 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
8am Sunday Morning Worship @ St Sebastian's Church | England | United Kingdom
This service is held weekly at 8:00am on Sundays and 10:00am fortnightly on Wednesdays. Please check the Parish calendar for the latest services The service follows the Common Worship structure and is supported by the[...]

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Location

Crowthorne is located in the Royal County of Berkshire close to the Hampshire and Surrey Borders.

The village of Crowthorne is split between the Unitary Authorities of Bracknell Forest Borough Council and Wokingham Borough Council and even those who live in the Wokingham Borough will tell you that they actually live in Crowthorne. There are few retail facilities within the Parish a small parade of shops in the east...