Our morning worship service typically lasts about 1.5 hours.
The whole church spends the first 30 minutes together, and then we split off with separate teaching groups for the young people. There’s also a crèche room which you’re very welcome to take little ones out to.
Our Sunday services usually comprise:
- Welcome and notices
- Some periods of sung worship
- A reading
- A sermon
For church members and regular attenders there is a collection taken during the morning service, but there is no obligation at all to give – we are just very happy to have you with us!
Currently the adults are going through the book of Hebrews together in the morning service. You can listen to previous sermons on the “sermons” section of the church website.
It’s a bit of a tradition, the family meal on a Sunday. These last few months we have been having a few people over to eat once a month on a Sunday after the service, usually about 60 at a time!
In this mobile age when communities are spread out and the nuclear family rules, we felt it was important, not just to share the bread and wine of communion, but a full meal together as an expression of the wider family of God.
Around the table we find time to be together, get to know each other, share the responsibility for serving and give thanks to God in our hearts for His goodness.
Last Sunday Simon brought his camera in and took some photos like the one above. There are a number of members of the Church who were away that weekend, and others, friends, family etc. who joined us too, so it’s more of a random sample than a comprehensive list, but the atmosphere comes over very well to me, a mixed group happily serving Christ together.