Seagoe Parish Church has rung the changes over the summer period to encourage people to attend church more frequently when they are not away on holiday.
The Rector, Rev Canon Terance Cadden, explained, “The main service at 10.30am will have a more informal feel to it and will include a greater variety of songs and hymns as suggested by church members.
The majority of the songs will be led by members of the music group rather than played on the organ.
“The services will be kept to an hour and there will be more to engage children, including activity packs, more input for children during the worship and activities for them in the Parish Centre during the sermon. On the last Sunday of the month there will be a shortened informal service of Holy Communion.
“After the service, in addition to the normal refreshments that are served each week in the Parish Centre, ice cream with a variety of toppings will also be offered; this has already proved to be extremely popular with all ages!
The evening services will also be more informal. During July services will be held at 7pm in the main church and during August services will be held in Killicomaine at 6pm. Praise services will be held on the third Sunday evening of each month. The early 9am service will remain unchanged as a traditional service of Holy Communion.