Loving God, loving people

 Our services start at 10.30am and usually finish at about 11.45am. If you pay us a visit on Sunday morning you can expect…

Parking
You can either park in our car park at the front of the church or on the road outside.

Wheelchair access
We have a wheelchair ramp into the church and disabled toilets.

Welcome
You will be welcomed and a steward will hand you a notice sheet which gives you more information about the church and a Bible to use during the service.

Music
We sing a combination of contemporary worship songs and traditional hymns, accompanied by piano and sometimes guitar or saxophone. The words of the songs are projected onto a screen at the front, but hymn books are available if you prefer.

Prayers
We pray to God in different ways and about all sorts of things, including global and local issues. These prayers are usually led from the front but sometimes people will pray from their seats, or we pray a prayer altogether that is up on the screen.

Offering                                                                                                                                During the service we take up an offering which goes towards the work of the church. If you are visiting or a newcomer please don't feel obliged to contribute!

Junior Church
The children leave the main service after about 15-20 minutes to attend Junior Church where they learn Bible stories, sing and play games. We have 3 groups; Sunbeams (0-4 yrs), Lasers (5-10 yrs), and Galaxies (11+ yrs), currently using material from Scripture Union and Urban Saints. If you are bringing your children you are welcome to join them in Junior Church or likewise leave them there! We have a child protection policy and all our leaders and helpers are 'DBS checked'.

Sermon
If you stay in the main service you will hear a sermon. This will be based on the Bible and (we hope!) relevant to everyday life.

Communion
We take communion on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. It is something Jesus told us to do and is a 'mini-meal' of bread and wine (we have grape juice). Communion reflects and makes real for us the heart of the Christian faith - the fact that through Jesus' death and resurrection we can know forgiveness and 'life to the full' (John 10:10). Through it we encounter Christ by his Spirit.

All-age Service                                                                                                                      Once a month (usually the 4th Sunday) the children stay in with the adults for the whole service. The service, usually based around a simple theme, aims to be interactive, varied and fun.

Refreshments
After the service closes we have tea, coffee, juice and biscuits. This is free of charge and gives us an opportunity to chat and get to know each other better.