St. Andrew's Church, Coniston

Thoughts from the Latest Church of England Newspaper
Danish theologian Soren Kierkegaard likened worship to theatre. But, he says, we tend to think of up-front people (ministers, musi- cians, and preachers) as the actors, God as ‘prompter’ (from whom the leaders seek the Spirit’s help), and congregation as the audience (receiving, hopefully positively, what is done). Don’t we all recognise this scenario?

But he offers a diametrically different perspective: in worship, the congregation are the actors, the leaders are the prompters seeking to enable them to offer a ‘spiritual act of worship’ that is acceptable to God, who is the‘audience’. This is a deep insight. It demonstrates the vital importance of worshippers being alert, informed, expectant …. aiming to please God themselves, rather than to be pleased by the leaders.

Please join us as we seek to please God in our worship.

Sunday Services Our Sunday services are designed to appeal to all ages. Whether you are a member or a visitor, you will receive a warm welcome.  If you are looking for God, this is a good place to begin. Our worship is designed to encourage praise, prayer, learning and listening to God.
  April Rota
1662 A traditional service which communicates through the use of a rich language and word pictures. Normally includes Holy Communion.
Common Worship A mix between modern and traditional styles. Music will include both great old hymns and more modern jewels. Mixed instrumental styles are employed in this service which often includes Holy Communion.
Morning Worship An informal service which is inclusive to all ages. Music is more modern than traditional and members are encouraged to participate freely.
Sing & Share This is an informal evening service, also called Cafe church, open to all.  Come and listen to a testimony, sing a few songs, and share a meal together.  
Wednesday Prayer This is a short service of 30 minutes at mid-day from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m.  This is where you can just be. A refreshing mid-day encounter with God.
Cafe ChurchBreakfast on Sunday morning and a reflection for meditation.  A perfect way to start the day.  First Sunday at St. Luke's Torver.
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