All Saints Church, Clipston

All Saints Church, Clipston is a beautiful building. Arguably the most important building in the village it is undoubtedly the oldest and the only grade 1 listed building. However, the building itself is not THE CHURCH. That comprises the people who worship, learn and spend time there. This is something that we are very keen on here. We want as many people as possible to use the buildings, to feel comfortable in the Church and make it a valuable part of the local community.

 

 

The Priest in Charge will tell you what the service is and any special arrangements. There are only 3 or 4 different types of service and they are all quite similar so it is quite easy to get to know them all. Most of our services incorporate Holy Communion, the taking of bread and wine. Often people are confused as to whether they should do this. Communion is reserved for those who are confirmed in the Christian Church but anyone wishing to take part in the Communion element of a service is welcome to come up to the altar with everyone else and take a blessing from the Priest. It is asked that you bring a prayer book or hymn book with you if you wish to receive a blessing.

There are usually 4 hymns sung at a service and the numbers are always shown on the board by the pulpit.

Monetary offerings are usually taken during the third hymn and you will find gift aid envelopes on the pew in front of you which enables us to claim a further 25%.

We always try to be helpful and friendly at services but sometimes there are so many things to be done during the service that we can become distracted. Please be patient with us and feel free to call any of us to discuss any queries you may have.