11am Service & Junior Church
The morning service, popular with all ages, is a traditional format with praise, prayer and a main sermon. We stand to sing a combination of psalms and hymns, mostly with musical accompaniment but some a cappella. Words of praise are projected onto the wall.
Around 11.15am, children are invited to sit at the front for a short talk by the minister and then leave with their teachers to go to crèche or Junior Church. All parents and guardians, church-goers or not, are welcome to ‘drop off’ their children at this time!
A Bible passage is read from the NIV (also in the pew shelf) and the related sermon normally lasts around 30 minutes. Six times a year, the church celebrates communion (acknowledging Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection with bread and wine). During a communion service, the central pews are covered in white cloths to mark out the ‘The Lord’s Table’ at which any member of God’s church is welcome.
Due to popular demand, the new 5.30 service is more informal, with various members of the congregation involved in prayer, praise, readings and the children’s talk. The sermon, delivered by the minister or guest, normally lasts around 20mins. This ‘bite size’ sermon means that children can stay for the duration of the service and witness worship in all its forms. Praise is a big focus and usually led by our praise band. Again, all ages are welcome!