We are a community of people from many walks of life, ethnic groups and cultures both young and old.
Due to the Coronvirus our normal services have been disrupted. There is a receptacle at the church for offerings which can be used before, during or after the service to drop off your offering; you can do also make an offering direct to our bank account.
We are currently meeting together in a socially distanced way which limits the number of people that can be accommodated; seats are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis so please ensure you arrive in good time should you wish to attend. There is no crèche available at the moment.
After the service should you wish to socialise we require that you meet outside in groups of no more than 2 households, 2 metres (6 ft) apart.
We are using the government guidelines on meeting together in groups to determine when we will be able to provide children's work and more of our normal Sunday morning service (below).
We meet on Sunday mornings at 11am for about an hour and quarter. Each week there is a crèche and on the first Sunday of the month we have a family all-age worship service.
We believe that worship is something that affects every part of our lives as Christians, however we also recognise the special place of corporate worship – coming together as a church, a community of believers, to praise and worship God through various media.
Our style of corporate worship is ‘contemporary’, and includes popular Christian songs, supported by our own band and led by our worship leaders.
We value the involvement of the congregation and hold a high regard for Bible teaching, prayer and response as part of our corporate worship.
On the third and fourth Sunday of the month we run Sunday school groups children and teenagers during the service. On the second Sunday of the month there is a separate Kids Worship Time (KWT) where worship is led by a youth band and the children and young people learn about the Bible together. The church has a safeguarding policy and conducts DBS checks on those involved in children's and youth work.
Each Sunday service includes a time of sung worship. The songs are projected onto the wall over the stage area. If you are not familiar with some of the songs, you may find it helpful to choose a seat with a good view of the stage. A limited number of large-print sheets are also available for those with limited sight – please ask a steward if you require one.
We have installed a loop system for those who wear hearing aids. Simply switch your aid to the ‘T’ setting. You may find sitting near the centre of the church downstairs gives the best reception. Each week we offer British Sign Language (BSL) translation from the platform for those who need it.
We take up an monetary offering during the service in order to fund the church's activities. There is no obligation upon visitors to contribute, simply pass the offering bag to the person next to you.
Communion (the sharing of bread and non-alcoholic wine) is part of our morning service on the third Sunday in the month. The invitation to share in communion is extended to all who seek to follow Jesus Christ. However, you may prefer not to take part or just to watch and if so, please simply pass on the communion plate or cup to the person next to you as they are passed around.
During services we feel it is important to spend time in prayer. We have a team of people who are available to pray with you after the service. If you would like prayer, head to first row of seats in front of the stage where one of our prayer ministry team will be happy to pray with you. At any other time, the pastor, elders or a member of the prayer team would be very happy to pray or talk with you. Please ask at the information desk for more details.