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Since there are seven churches the rota is fairly complex. As a guide, the usual rota for services is shown in Table I. Each month's detailed rota can be downloaded below from Table II. The rotas give times, dates, locations, service type and Officiants / Celebrant.

Table I Outline Service Pattern
Sunday First Service Second Service
First Sunday Ousden 9.30am Stradishall 11.00am
Second SundayLidgate 9.30amDenston 11.00am
Third Sunday Stansfield 9.30am Cowlinge 11.00am
Fourth Sunday Wickhambrook 10.00am -
Fifth Sunday Benefice service on rotation 10.00am -
Table II - Services' Rotas 2017
Month (Click on month for its rota)
January Services' Rota (including Epiphany, Christingle)
February Services' Rota (including Weeks before Lent)
March Services' Rota (including Ash Wednesday, Lent and Mothering Sunday)
April Services' Rota (including Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Easter Day and Easter 2 & 3)
May Services' Rota Easter 4-7, Archdeacon's visitation & Ascension Day)
June Services' Rota (including Trinity to Trinity 3)
July Services' Rota (including Trinity 4 to Trinity 8)
August Services' Rota (including Trinity 9 to Trinity 12)
September Services' Rota (including Trinity 13 to Trinity 16 & Harvest)
October Services' Rota (including Harvests, Trinity 17 to End of Trinity and Bible Sunday)

The services use Common Worship (CW) or Book of Common Prayer (BCP) depending on the service type and venue. CW is available in both pdf and rtf format and can be either downloaded or viewed below in Table III.

In addition the "Daily Prayer Feed" is available. This shows the daily prayer for both BCP and CW from the official Church of England web site, © The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2002-2004." and is linked to "".

All the Lectionary readings for the year are available for both CW and BCP. Click on the respective link or in the sidebar navigation.

The readings are now split into Years A, B and C which form a three year cycle of readings. These can be found below under the Lectionary section or by clicking Church of England Lectionary page.

Table III - Common Worship
Section Page Nos
Calendar 0-17
Prayer 18-153
Communion 154-335
Initiation 336-373
Collects 374-523
Lectionary 524-591
Psalter 592-773
Canticles 774-end
Zipped rtf format 0-end
Last Modified Sunday 24 September 2017