St Alphege Church
The church has stood at the end of High Street for over eight hundred years. It is one of the landmarks of the town and is an enduring witness to the Christian faith. The building is a fine medieval Grade I listed church and is open during the daytime for quiet prayer and reflection.
St Alphege is a Civic church as well as being a church for the whole of the community.
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We strive to give our best to God in worship, through our liturgy, teaching and music. St Alphege uses the rich traditions of the Christian faith alongside elements of modern worship, offering services to suit all ages. The worship at St Alphege is centred around the Eucharist where we offer our worship to God, and bring to God the needs of the community and the wider world. Sunday is the high point of our worship, where we seek to encounter the transforming love of God and the presence of Jesus in the Bible, in the bread and wine of the Eucharist, and in each other.
People of all ages worship at St Alphege church, and a variety of services are offered to cater for many needs and preferences. The Junction, which takes place on Sunday Morning in the Oliver Bird Hall next-door to the church, is created especially for families with very young children, and is a mixture of lively worship, engaging activities and relevant teaching. There are also quieter, more reflective services throughout the day on Sunday, where more traditional forms of worship are used, and where our choirs help to lead the worship.
However, we realise that faith is not just for Sundays! In all that we do, whether in learning, in our daily work, caring for one another or at social events, we try to put the Christian faith into practice in 21st century life, and to reflect God’s love and care for the whole world.