We offer multiple worship opportunities across our parishes, offering a wide range of styles from traditional to contemporary, where all are welcome and included.
The Anglican Way
There is no 'one' way of worshipping in the Anglican Church, however you will find some things in common across all our expressions of worship.
As Anglicans we ensure there is a Holy Communion in every parish every Sunday. This Holy Communion will follow the authorised forms of worship permitted by the Anglican Church of Bermuda. Typically, this will be a liturgical worship with prayers, confession and absolution, scripture readings, and a central act of celebrating the Eucharist. The worship may also include intercessions, a talk, and music.
Alongside our Holy Communion worship, parishes may offer alternative forms of worship such as all-age or family worship, services of the Word, quiet and reflective worship, or lively praise events, especially around Christmas and Easter.
A balanced approach...
Anglicans take a balanced approach to worship seeking to be encouraged and led by scripture, reason, tradition, under the direction of the Holy Spirit.
We ensure that we read and teach from the Bible. Our Holy Communion worship will follow the lectionary, i.e. the set readings for a Sunday and these include an Old Testament reading, a Psalm, a New Testament reading, and a Gospel reading.
We believe that God has given us intellects and that we are to use them. We think carefully about our faith, listening to our consciences and our culture, learning from our past and hoping for the future.
The Anglican Church is an apostolic church. We believe that our Bishops have laid hands on and ordained bishops stretching right back in time to the first apostles. As well as our buildings that provide spaces for prayer and worship, the Anglican Church also has a rich heritage of prayers and music which includes The Book of Common Prayer and Common Worship.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit lives in each of us and that the Spirit guides and leads us in our worship, ministry, and mission. We spend time listening to God and discerning God's will for our lives, our church, our community, and our environment.