If you are visiting us for the first time, welcome. We have put this page together so you can find out more about our church, what we do, and what you can expect if you come to visit us. There’s more information about our activities and when they happen throughout the site, but some of it is summarised below.
If you come to one of our services, you’ll be welcomed at the door by a member of our welcome team. If you let them know that you are visiting us for the first time, they will be happy to show you where things are, and if you would like they would be happy to introduce you to someone to sit with.
On Sundays we have three services. Our 9am service lasts for about an hour and fifteen minutes. For very young children there is a crèche room available, though you will need to look after your children there (there is an audio feed from the main worship hall). A typical service will include worship songs, led by one of our bands which include guitars, drums, keyboard, singers and sometimes orchestral instruments, prayers, and a talk of about 20 minutes from one of our ministers or a visiting speaker on a bible passage, including its relevance and application to you today.
Our 10.45 services also last for around an hour and a quarter. We have a congregation of between 200 and 300 including children. We all meet together to start with, again with worship songs led by the band, and there are then separate groups for children and young people. If you are visiting with children, they are welcome to stay with you or to join one of the children’s groups. Just ask one of the leaders, who wear coloured t-shirts, and they will be happy to show you where the different groups meet. There is also a staffed crèche available throughout the service for very young children and babies. The format of the 10.45 service also includes a talk, as well as prayers and sometimes drama, interviews or presentations on a range of different groups, including local charities and worldwide mission organisations.
On Sunday evenings, we have a service at 6.30. The format of this varies, but it usually includes worship songs led by one of our bands, prayer, a talk, and sometimes discussion or quiet times of reflection. There’s no compulsion to join in with any of the things that are going on if you don’t feel comfortable with them.
After all our services we have great coffee in the foyer area downstairs in the church centre.
If you don’t feel you are ready to come to a Sunday service yet, you might find another group that suits your needs. Whether it’s a visit to our coffee shop (it is open on week days from 10 until 2), coming along to our Tick Tock parent and toddler group, or to one of our other groups, you will find a warm welcome. And if you are interested in finding out more about being a Christian, we run regular Alpha courses where you can meet others, share a meal, and get answers to your questions.