What is Worship?

Words are funny things – a word with only one meaning in one person’s head can have multiple meanings to another, let alone what you’ll find in the dictionary.

Take “worship” for example. This is worship…P1040062 (2)

and so is this (it’s not the YMCA, honest)…P1040341

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and this (it’s a daily devotional on Instagram)Instagram wireformen praying hands

The Church of England says “Worship lies at the heart of the Christian life. It is in worship that we express our theology and define our identity. It is through encountering God within worship that we are formed (and transformed) as his people.”

Christian worship involves praising God in music and speech, readings from scripture, prayers of various sorts, sermons, and various holy ceremonies (often called sacraments) such as the Eucharist (Holy Communion).

Whether we choose to honour God with silent prayer or by ringing bells across the countryside; music written 300 or 3 years ago; scripture from a book, a smartphone or our hearts; sermons from ministers or laymen – He is listening.

In Stoke Poges, we can’t offer you stadium-style worship but we have just about everything else! To find out which service might suit you, talk to Andrew or TJ or just roll up one Sunday and experience it for yourself!

Here’s our usual service pattern. We rotate Communion through these services, so check our website or give us a call if you’d like to know what time it is this week. Directions are on the left of this page.

9am Traditional Service at St Giles’ Church

10.30am Family Service with children’s activities at St Andrew’s Church

6.30pm (except first Sunday of the month) Evensong at St Giles’ Church

Worship the LORD your God; it is he who will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies.” 2 Kings 17:39 NIV