Worship for everyone
With four services a week no matter what your style we have something for you
Said Holy Communion - Sunday 8.00 am
This is a quiet, reflective service which follows a modern-language form of the traditional Church of England service. It allows time for contemplation and resting in the presence of God which produces an excellent start to the day. There is a short word of teaching and so the whole service lasts about 40 minutes. The service is printed in a simple, easy-to-follow booklet. It is held in the chapel on the right side of the church which provides an intimate and peaceful atmosphere.
Sung Holy Communion - Sunday 9.30 am
This is a traditional Church of England Holy Communion service with hymns, prayers and teaching. It lasts about 70 minutes with space to meet with God in word, song and sacrament.
Most weeks we sing traditional hymns accompanied by the organ, but on the third Sunday each month we sing more modern songs accompanied by a worship band. There is a Bible reading and a talk based on that reading which usually lasts around 20 minutes. Towards the end of each service, following Holy Communion, there is an opportunity to receive private prayer ministry for any concerns or worries you may have.
The service is all in a simple printed leaflet, so there are no cumbersome books to handle. Following the service coffee, tea and biscuits are available for those who wish to stay and chat, meeting with both the people from this service and the people who attend the 11:15 service.
Morning Worship - Sunday 11.15 am
As we accelerate into the twenty first century, the 11.15 offers an informality that many people appreciate. The basic format includes a session of singing praises to God; prayers; and listening to a Bible reading followed by relevant and engaging teaching. Finally, there is an opportunity to reflect and receive prayer ministry. Each week a contemporary band that involves a wide age range leads our singing, indeed we feel privileged to have our younger members involved. The service is all projected onto a screen so it is easy to follow.
Children's groups happen every Sunday during the service, both in the church building and in our adjacent church hall. They are run by a dedicated team with oversight from our Children's Outreach Worker, though once a month the children stay in the service and we have something for all ages so that families can worship together.
In these truly inclusive services, our regular worshippers include people with various disabilities, while our age range is from a few months up to people in their 80s. Coffee, tea and biscuits are available from 10:45 for those who wish to come early to chat and have fellowship with both the people from this service and those from the 9:30 service.
Holy Communion - Thursday 10.00 am
This peaceful mid-week meeting follows a modern-language version of the traditional Church of England service. It includes prayers, a short reflective talk, and Holy Communion. The service takes place on the dais at the front of the church where the chairs are placed in a circle, which gives it an intimate and friendly atmosphere. As the service is printed in a clear booklet, it is easy to follow. It lasts around 40 minutes and is followed by an extended opportunity to relax and talk with one another over tea, coffee and biscuits.