Regular Services


We now have a new pattern of worship to build on the fellowship with our sister church St Mary Magdalene in Bolney, with whom we share our priests. Between the two churches, we offer a variety of services each week, with a choice of times to fit in with even the busiest of schedules. So please join us for worship, you will be warmly welcomed.

Services at a glance:

Cowfold

Sunday Services:
8am Holy Communion (BCP) – 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month
10am Parish Eucharist – 1st Sunday of the month
10am ‘Short and Sweet’ – 2nd Sunday of the month
11.15am Parish Eucharist – 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month
6pm Taizé Worship by Candlelight – 3rd Sunday of the month

Weekday Services:
Wednesdays – 10am Holy Communion (BCP)
Saturdays – 9am Morning Prayer (alternate weeks with Bolney)
Bolney

Sunday Services:
8am Holy Communion (BCP) – 1st and 2nd Sundays of the month
9.30am Parish Eucharist – 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month
10am United Worship – 3rd Sunday of the month

Weekday Services:
Thursdays – 9.30am Said Eucharist (2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Thursdays of the month)
                – 7.45pm Said Eucharist (1st Thursday of the month)
Saturdays – 9am Morning Prayer (alternate weeks with Cowfold)


Children are welcome at all services. There is an area towards the back of the church with crayons and toys, where parents can sit with their children if they become restless.

Tea and coffee is served after the United Worship and Parish Eucharist services, so please stay, chat and share in our fellowship.

From time to time, (e.g. Christmas and Easter) special services will be offered, so please check the Calendar or Events pages to confirm dates and times.

Services in more detail:

Sunday Services
8.00am Holy Communion
A quiet service, using the old language and order of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. This service includes a short sermon, and lasts for approximately ¾ hour.
(1st and 2nd Sundays of the month at Bolney; 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays at Cowfold).

10.00am Parish Eucharist
This Eucharist Service uses modern language based upon the order of Common Worship, and includes easy hymns and a short sermon, lasting about 1 hour. We usually produce a special service booklet for this service, which may particularly appeal to families, and those new to the faith. Everyone is invited to stay afterwards to join us for refreshments. (1st Sunday of the month at Cowfold).

10.00am ‘Short and Sweet’
A family service being held at St. Peter's. ‘Short’ because it lasts for around 30 minutes, and ‘Sweet’ because the service is followed by a cup of hot chocolate! (2nd Sunday of the month at Cowfold).

10.00am United Worship
This Eucharist service is a joint act of worship with our brothers and sisters from Bolney. It uses modern language, easy hymns, includes a short sermon, and lasts about 1 hour. We usually produce a special service booklet for this service, based upon the order of Common Worship, which may particularly appeal to families, and those new to the faith. Everyone is invited to stay afterwards to join us for refreshments. (3rd Sunday of the month at Bolney).

11.15am Sung Eucharist
This is our main Eucharist Service, according to the order of Common Worship (2000), and lasts approximately 1 ¼ hours. It includes a sermon, and is followed by refreshments. (2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month at Cowfold, and at the earlier time of 9.30am at Bolney).

6.00pm Taizé Worship by Candlelight
An evening service of gentleness, peace and simplicity, with times for prayerful reflection, using the principles of the Taizé Community in France. (3rd Sunday of the month at Cowfold).

Weekday Services
Wednesdaysat CowfoldHoly Communion. A quiet service, using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, and including a short reflection on the Scriptures.
Thursdaysat BolneySaid Eucharist, using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.
Saturdaysalternating with BolneyMorning Prayer, using the 2005 edition of 'Common Worship: Daily Prayer'.

For further details of the services at Bolney, please visit their website: www.stmarymagdalenebolney.org.uk