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.
Please note that all of our Sunday morning 10 am Services are currently in-person and streamed live online, as we emerge from the pandemic, in line with BU and government guidance. Please join us online at 10 am and 6 pm by clicking this link. If you would like to attend in person please book a seat using this link, choose the date and follow the booking instructions.
If you come to one of our services in person, 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.
In pre-Covid times, on Sundays we usually 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 25 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 100 and 200 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.
After our morning services we have great coffee in the foyer area downstairs in the church centre. At the moment we have Virtual Coffee via Zoom.
On Sunday evenings, we have a service at 6.30. We have recently introduced SOUL FOOD as a new style of evening service. The format is quite contemporary, with a strong focus on worship led by our Soul Food band. There is time for prayer, a short talk, and quiet times of reflection and ministry. There’s no compulsion to join in with any of the things that are going on if you don’t feel comfortable with them. We gather from 6:15 with refreshments served upstairs in the Main Hall.
Unfortunately we have had to suspend all our groups and close our coffee shop during the current pandemic restrictions.
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. Alternatively, you can find out about Christianity by clicking here.