Sunday Service Pattern
|SUNDAY OF THE MONTH||MORNING WORSHIP AT 10.30 AM||EVENING WORSHIP AT 6.30 PM|
|First||Morning Worship||Holy Communion|
|Second||Morning Worship||Evening Worship|
|Third||Holy Communion||Evening Worship|
|Fourth||All-Age Worship with Music Group||Evening Worship|
|Fifth||Morning Worship||Evening Worship|
About our services
Our services are described as “relaxed traditional”. We try to avoid excessive formality and pomp, but still seeking to be dignified and inspirational.
We read from the Bible, sing a mixture of older and newer hymns, usually accompanied by our restored pipe organ, but sometimes by piano or an instrumental group. In services, we explore God’s word in the Bible, what it means in its context and how we might apply that today, and offer our prayers to God.
At our 10.30 am service we worship together for about 15-20 minutes, and then children and young people continue their worship in Junior Church and everyone else continues their worship in church. A crèche is available for babies and toddlers. After the service we enjoy refreshments and conversation in the foyer. Services normally last about an hour.
On the fourth Sunday of the month during term-time we join together with our children and families for All-Age Worship, which is a less formal service including our music group.
At our 6.30 pm service a smaller congregation gathers, for a service lasting about 45 minutes, with more time for quiet and reflection.
We celebrate Holy Communion twice each month, on the first Sunday of the month at 6.30 pm and the third Sunday of the month at 10.30 am. We have an open table where all who seek God’s love are welcome to share the bread and wine. We use ordinary bread, with some gluten free wafers on each plate, and non-alcoholic grape juice, which is served in individual glasses. The elements are served to everyone in their seats by the Elders, and a blessing is available from the Minister for anyone not wishing to receive them.
You can read some of our sermons to get a flavour of what we’re about.