The 9am service is a traditional Communion service, usually with hymns accompanied by our organist. It often follows the Book of Common Prayer (1662), which is loved for the beauty of its language and the contemplation and quiet it provides.
Between 20-30 people meet to worship at this time, so usually we gather in the church’s choir stalls. This service generally lasts about 30-45 minutes, and all are welcome to stay for coffee and croissants in the Link afterwards.
This service has something different going on every week. Arrive early for coffee and croissants in the Link and a chance to meet the 9am crowd, or just roll up for the start of the service – the choice is yours.
This service is always relaxed and welcoming. Everyone gathers together to worship, and then children and youngsters have the opportunity to go out to their own age-related groups. There is also a soft-mat area in church with a few ‘quiet’ toys for little ones, and a separate crèche room with a wider selection of toys and a television link to the service. Or you are welcome to grab one of the play bags of ‘quiet’ toys for your child to use during the service (available just outside the crèche room). To find out more about our children’s work on Sundays, see here.
The service gives time for vibrant worship, reading from God’s Word, prayer and ministry, as well as biblical teaching. Communion usually happens monthly on the fourth Sunday, and baptisms are also a regular feature.
Up to 200 people go to this service and it generally finishes by 12 noon. Coffee, tea and biscuits are served in both the Link and the church after the service, and this is a good time to meet others and find out more about the church. Fruit squash is also available in the Link.
4pm Messy Church
Messy Church is held on the third Sunday each month (except for August). See our here for more information.
This relaxed service offers lively and intimate worship, quiet reflection, prayer and healing ministry, and insightful talks. As well as offering time to encourage each other through stories of God’s touch on our lives, and to deepen our understanding and experience of His compassionate power, we celebrate communion together on one evening a month.
And on the first Sunday of each month it’s time for our ‘Sunday Night at Six’ service – very informal in style and with a focus on worship and prayer. A great time and place to draw closer to God.
Other weeks there might be Holy Communion with laying on of hands, a compline, Taizé worship, or a youth-led service. Check the calendar for details.