Sundays

Sundays

Sundays @ 10am

Our family-friendly services combine worship, prayer, liturgy and teaching, and provide something for everyone. We share communion in the morning service at least once a month, we also have a special Healing Service on most 5th Sundays. Our All Age services are great for children and families. Unless it’s an All Age service our crèche, children and young people go out to their own groups after our welcome and worship. We enjoy always enjoy time together after the service when we have refreshments and sing “happy birthday!”

Preaching

As we are currently blessed with a ministry team you will find a member of clergy will usually preach bring their own style and flavour to our sermon series and lectionary readings. The sermons at our All Age services are specially aimed at welcoming new comers and whilst accessible for children and youth should still provide a simple and profound challenge to those who have been a Christian a while.

Liturgy

As you come into church you will be given a service book, which contains all the words we say together during the service. This is taken from the Book of Common Worship – which was commissioned by the Church of England refreshes some patterns of language that have been observed by worshipping Christians for thousands of years –join in as you feel comfortable and you are invited to respond to the words typed in BOLD. We have large print copies available at request and a Hearing loop.

Prayer & healing

We pray each week for issues around us, from our local community to world events. We also have a Prayer Tree in the far corner of the church where you can write your own prayers, and we offer prayer support after every service.

We have six special healing services a year, where we offer to pray for healing, whether it be physical, mental or spiritual. This is completely voluntary and on your own terms, but our Prayer Ministry Team would be pleased to pray with you.

Worship

We usually have a worship band, with a rota of various musicians and worship leaders. We include both modern worship songs and traditional hymns, and on a typical Sunday you’ll see people playing piano, guitar, bass, drums, singing, and sometimes we have cello or violin too.

All words for songs are displayed on the screen at the front of the church. Large print copies of the words are available on request.

Communion

At our Holy Communion services we remember the amazing sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross. If you are confirmed, or if you normally receive communion in your home church, you are welcome to receive bread and wine with us. Please feel free to come forward to receive a prayer of blessing – but we ask that you hold a service book to indicate you would simply like a blessing.

For young people

Crèche (ages 0-3) meet in the Crèche area of the hall.

Little Treasures and Young Church (ages 3-5 + 5-10) meet in the hall.

GAP (ages 10-16) meet in the Committee Room in the hall.

X GEN – we are currently exploring partnering with neighbouring Churches to provide a mid-week Youth fellowship – this would be on alternate Tuesdays to accommodate pressures of course work.

Sunday Evenings @ 6:30pm

Evening services allow us to focus on God at a more reflective pace. These historically have included the occasional Songs of Praise (including requests and testimonies), Holy Communion (sometimes using Celtic / Kenyan liturgy), our monthly prayer meeting “Listening to God” and Extended Worship (featuring longer periods of sung worship). All are welcome to these services.

Occasionally we have services at 4:30pm, details of these can be found in our notice sheet, a large copy of which is pinned up on the front door of church.