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Sacred Liturgy
Serving at the Altar

St Ambrose's has a highly skilled and dedicated team of altar servers affiliated with the Guild of St Stephen. Boys from our school and young men from across the parish assist the Priest and Deacons at Holy Mass and Devotions in our Churches to a very high standard throughout the year. If your son would like to assist at any of our Masses he would be made very welcome.


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

St Ambrose's has a dedicated group of parishioners who take the Blessed Sacrament to the sick and infirm. Extraordinary Ministers can also be called upon to assist the Priest in the distribution of Holy Communion during Mass when required. Extraordinary Ministers serve for a period of 3 years.


Liturgical Music

St Ambrose choir provides a traditional sung Mass on Sundays at 11 am. Several soloists take it in turns to sing the psalm, gospel acclamations and sections for cantor.  Some of us are available to play or sing at weddings and funerals. If you would like to join the choir please contact Margaret Tillott (Organist/Choir Mistress) on 01562 862099. Mass at 6 pm. is also sung, led by a cantor. Music practices now take place on Monday evenings 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm. under the direction of Matthew Johnson and from 10 am. each Sunday.

Lay Readers

Readers play an important role during the Liturgy of the Word, they read the Epistle, responsorial Psalm and Acclamation to the congregation from the pulpit before the Priest gives the Gospel of the day. Anyone who feels they are capable is welcome to become a reader, ask at the Rectory or after Mass for details.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

The Children's Liturgy of the Word is open to children and their parents until they have made their first Holy Communion.  The liturgy is led by a team of enthusiastic and experienced people who help the children to appreciate and understand the Scripture of the day through prayer, song and relevant practical activities.

 
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