The Services
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We hold a variety of services for all ages.

This section covers what might be considered the more "general" services such as the Sunday service.

Services are held in each of the five Parish churches but times vary. For news about any changes or additions please go to the News page.

Below is a list of the regular Sunday services held by the churches in the Parish.

There are also extra and special services held throughout the year such as the Rogation Service (open air), Patronal Services (for the patron saint of each church) and Easter and Christmas Services.

Since these aren't all necessarily on fixed days, details of these can be found in the News section.

St. John's, Penistone

Eucharist
Every Sunday at 8:45 a.m. with the exception of the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month when it is held at St. Aidan's, Oxpsring at 9 a.m.

10.45 a.m. 1st, 3rd & 4th Sundays

Eucharist is usually celebrated at 9:30am each Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

Family church (Non-Eucharistic)
9.45 a.m. every Sunday except 2nd Sunday of the month All Together Service.

All-Together Service
10:00am 2nd Sunday each month includes Messy Church and Eucharist

St. Saviour's, Thurlstone

Eucharist
Every Sunday at 10 a.m. with the exception of the first Sunday of every month when it is a non-Eucharistic All Age Worship and 3rd Sunday is a Eucharist All Age Worship

Children @ Church (Non-Eucharistic)
11.15 a.m. 2nd & 4th Sundays

Non-Eucharist
1st Sunday of the month, All Age Worship.

St. Aidan's, Oxspring

Eucharist
1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at Sunday at 9 a.m.

St. Anne's, Carlecotes

Special Services
are held on Sundays at 3 p.m. as appropriate to the needs of the community.

Services for 2015 will be:

8th March - Mothering Sunday

26th April - Easter Season

17th May - Rogation Sunday

27th June - Afternoon Tea (from 1 pm)

26th July - St Anne's Day

27th September - Harvest Festival

St. James', Midhopestones

Eucharist
1st Sunday of the month at 3 p.m.

Non-Eucharist
3rd Sunday of the month at 3 p.m., Praise & Worship.

We hold regular, informal services for children and families and you'll always receive a warm, friendly welcome.

St. John's, Penistone

Familychurch
9:45 a.m. every Sunday (except 2nd Sunday when it is All Together Service).
A short service with lively songs, children's talk and craft activities for all the family. Suitable for all ages.

St. Saviour's, Thurlstone

Children@Church
2nd & 4th Sundays each month, 11.15 a.m. (during school term times only)
Lively, interactive worship and activities.

Details will be posted in the News section when they're available.

They will also be displayed on the noticeboards in the churches and a newsletter is also sent out to parishioners.

Services are regularly held for the school in the area and include Harvest Festival, Year 6 Leavers (ST John's CofE School only), and Christmas Services along with many others.

Schools normally provide details for parents but information may also be available in the News section.

Throughout the year we hold a wide variety of services which include the following:

  • Remembrance Service (main service at St. John's, Penistone at 10.45 a.m.; also a service of remembrance at St. Saviour's, Thurlstone at 10 a.m.
  • Patronal Services (a festival day for the patron saint of each church)
  • Scouts & Guides
  • Rainbows & Cubs
  • Bell Ringers' Service (normally in January)
  • Lessons & Carols
  • Christmas Eve Services in Thurlstone, Penistone & Midhope
  • Midnight Mass
  • Healing Services (prayers for healing)
  • Praise & Worship
  • Mayor and Councillors Christmas Service

Dates for these change every year so please check the News section for more information.

Bible study, prayer and issues of the day in the friendly environment of a member's home.

The meeting venue changes weekly so please contact the Team Office (01226 370006) for more details (or see the News section).

Below is a brief summary of all the annual and seasonal services held in the churches including those which are unique to our Parish such as Festival Days for the Patron Saint of each church and services for school leavers.

For information about the times they're held please go to the News page or consult the notice board in the church.

January

Service

St.John's

St.Saviour's

St.Aidan's

St.James'

St.Anne's

Service Y Y   N N
Service Y Y Y Y N
Service Y Y N Y N
Service Y N N N N

February

Service

St.John's

St.Saviour's

St.Aidan's

St.James'

St.Anne's

Service Y Y N N N
Service Y Y Y Y N
Service Y Y N Y N
Service Y N N N N

March

Service

St.John's

St.Saviour's

St.Aidan's

St.James'

St.Anne's

Service Y Y N N N
Service Y Y Y Y N
Service Y Y N Y N
Service Y N N N N

April

Service

St.John's

St.Saviour's

St.Aidan's

St.James'

St.Anne's

Service Y Y N N N
Service Y Y Y Y N
Service Y Y N Y N
Service Y N N N N

May

Service

St.John's

St.Saviour's

St.Aidan's

St.James'

St.Anne's

Service Y Y N N N
Service Y Y Y Y N
Service Y Y N Y N
Service Y N N N N

June

Service

St.John's

St.Saviour's

St.Aidan's

St.James'

St.Anne's

Service Y Y N N N
Service Y Y Y Y N
Service Y Y N Y N
Service Y N N N N

July

Service

St.John's

St.Saviour's

St.Aidan's

St.James'

St.Anne's

Service Y Y N N N
Service Y Y Y Y N
Service Y Y N Y N
Service Y N N N N

August

Service

St.John's

St.Saviour's

St.Aidan's

St.James'

St.Anne's

Service Y Y N N N
Service Y Y Y Y N
Service Y Y N Y N
Service Y N N N N

September

Service

St.John's

St.Saviour's

St.Aidan's

St.James'

St.Anne's

Service Y Y N N N
Service Y Y Y Y N
Service Y Y N Y N
Service Y N N N N

October

Service

St.John's

St.Saviour's

St.Aidan's

St.James'

St.Anne's

Service Y Y N N N
Service Y Y Y Y N
Service Y Y N Y N
Service Y N N N N

November

Service

St.John's

St.Saviour's

St.Aidan's

St.James'

St.Anne's

Service Y Y N N N
Service Y Y Y Y N
Service Y Y N Y N
Service Y N N N N

December

Service

St.John's

St.Saviour's

St.Aidan's

St.James'

St.Anne's

Service Y Y N N N
Service Y Y Y Y N
Service Y Y N Y N
Service Y N N N N
The Five Churches in the Parish