Mission & Ministry
The first duty of Christians is to express our love of the Lord our God with all our heart and soul and strength and mind; and to love our neighbour as ourselves. This we call Service, and it begins on the first day of the week with our worship.
The Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday at times listed. Additionally, there are weekday Eucharist’s at each of the Churches.
This weekly observance and celebration fulfils our call to worship God, and equips us through Word, Sacrament and Fellowship to carry out our Christian Service to our neighbour through the week ahead. This is done within the community of our churches, by seeking to respond to the needs of others, meeting together for prayer, bible study and the ordering of the common life; by engaging with those in need beyond the gathered church, and in a shared social life with the wider community.
Our support of those in need is not just practical, but financial also. In addition to the Bishop’s Appeals in Advent & Lent, the church supports local good causes (Shekina Mission, Shelter Boxes, Foodbank). Together they form the focus for numerous local social events which are always well-supported by our friends and neighbours within the wider community, as well as by members of other churches within the Mission Community.
In addition to leading worship, the clergy are also available for pastoral visits, often following a referral from a church member, and this may well include taking Holy Communion to the sick, housebound or those in hospitals.
The resident Clergy conduct Funerals, and there are several requests each year for the Blessing of a Marriage, and for the Baptism of children of those beyond the gathered church. We hope that all these events convey the love of God to the extent that new people may seek to join us, and to learn more about our life as active, worshipping Christians.
Anglicans are numerous and active in the Sacred Heart Mission Community in Plymouth, and are honoured to be able to serve God in so many different ways.