Sunday Services at St Mary’s Lapworth

Every Sunday, a recorded service is available online.  Usually this is a recording of the 11.00am service at St Mary’s.  Search YouTube for “Lapworth and Baddesley Clinton Parish Churches”

November 2023

Sunday 5th November – All Saints Sunday

11.00am – Family Eucharist for All Saints

6.30pm – Commemoration of the Faithful Departed

Sunday 12th November – Remembrance Sunday

10.30am – Service of Remembrance

Sunday 19th November – Second Sunday before Advent – Safeguarding Sunday

11.00am – Matins

Sunday 26th November – Christ the King

11.00am – Parish Eucharist


The 10.00am Wednesday Eucharist will NOT take place on 1st November but will take place on the remaining four Wednesdays in November.

December 2023

Sunday 3rd December – Advent Sunday

11.00am   CHRISTINGLE Family Service (Gen 1: 28-31, 1 John 4: 9-11, John 1: 3-9)

Anthem: Like a Candle Flame – Ogden arr. Kendrick

Organ: Chorale Prelude From Heaven on High to Earth I Come – Johann Pachelbel

Sunday 10th December – Second Sunday of Advent

                  9.30am   Together@930 (Mark 1: 1-8)

                11.00am   Parish Eucharist  (2 Peter 3: 8-15a, Mark 1: 1-8)

Prelude: Still, still, still – Trad. German carol arr. Philip Ledger

Anthem: Hymnus A solis ortus cardine (from the rising of the sun) – Jean Titelouze

Sunday 17th December – Third Sunday of Advent

                11.00am   Matins  (Ps 126, Isaiah 61: 1-4 & 8-11, John 1: 6-8 & 19-28)

Anthem: Torches – John Joubert

                                Organ: Chorale Prelude on O Jesulein Süss (O Little one sweet) – Michael Fischer

                  6.30pm   Nine Lesson and Carols

Organ: Offertoire sur les grands jeux from Messe pour les Couvents – François Couperin

Sunday 24th December– Fourth Sunday of Advent

 11.00am   Parish Eucharist  (Romans 16: 25-27, Luke 1: 26-38)

Anthem: In the bleak midwinter – Harold Darke

Organ: Prelude on In dulci jubilo (In sweetest Joy) – J S Bach


Christmas Eve

                  4.30pm   Children’s Crib Service

                11.30pm   Midnight Mass (Hebrews 1: 1-12, John 1: 1-14)

Anthem: Coventry Carol – Trad.

                                Organ: Postlude on Dix (as with gladness men of Old) – William Harris

Monday 25th December – Christmas Day

                11.00am   Family Service with the blessing of new toys (Luke 2: 1-14)

Sunday 31st December – First Sunday of Christmas

                11.00am   Matins  (Ps 148, Isaiah 61:10 to 62:3, Luke 2: 15-21)


January 2024

Sunday 7th January – Epiphany

                11.00am   Family Service (Matthew 2: 1-12)

Anthem: What miracle is this? – Trad. Ukrainian carol

Organ: Allegro con brio from Sonata IV – Mendelssohn

Sunday 14th January – Second Sunday of Epiphany

  9.30am   Together@930 (John 1: 43-51)

                11.00am   Parish Eucharist (1 Samuel 3: -10, John 1: 43-51)

Anthem: The Angel Gabriel – Pettman

                                Organ: Little Fugue No. 1 – Karel Jirák

Sunday 21st January – Third Sunday of Epiphany

                11.00am   Matins  (Ps 128, Genesis 14: 17-20, John 2: 1-11)

Anthem: How brightly shines the morning star – J S Bach

                                Organ: Prelude in C minor BWV 546 – J S Bach

Sunday 28th January – Presentation of Christ in the Temple

 11.00am   Parish Eucharist  (Malachi 3: 1-5; Luke 2: 22-40)

Anthem: When Mary to the Temple went – Eccard

                                Organ: Festival voluntary – Flor Peters


The 10 am Wednesday Eucharist will take NOT take place on 27th December nor on 31st January.  It will take place on all other Wednesdays in December and January.  At these services we pray particularly for our families, friends and the local community.


The Rector says Morning and Evening Prayer in the Lady Chapel at St Mary’s Lapworth, Monday to Thursday.  All are welcome.  After Morning or Evening Prayer is a good time to catch the Rector in church.

8.30am Morning Prayer, finishes about 8.45am (Mon-Thurs) but NOT 26-28th Dec, 1st or 31st Jan

5.00pm Evening Prayer, finishes about 5.15pm (Mon-Thurs) but NOT 26-28th Dec or 30th Jan

Visitors are welcome at all of our services