Church service planning form - non-denominational - standard template

This is a simple template or worksheet for organising a church service.

Standard template, MS Word version



Standard template, PDF version

It does not include any specific elements (readings, hymns, prayers, communion, call-to-worship, etc), so can be used in any denomination or type of service. 

Using a planning form like this helps to understand and communicate:
  • What exactly is happening in the service
  • In what order
  • Who is doing what, and
  • (for music) What key it is to be played in. 


The form is one page long - so you can see all the elements in the service at a glance, but has enough space to list every single item in most cases.

The Church Service Planning Template - expanded version (coming soon), has a separate page for planning extra things (eg childcare, car-parking, hospitality) that may be needed at larger, more complicated service.

Download the form by clicking on the format (MS Word or PDF) you want, and saving the file that opens onto your computer.

What it looks like




Copyright and adaptations:


The form is covered by a Creative Commons licence that lets you change it and make as many copies as you want for non-commercial purposes.  The only restriction is that you must not remove the copyright notice.

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