Worship

 

The focal point of the week is the Sunday Morning Service at 10.30 am to which all are welcome. Here we worship God through Jesus. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, though reverent. The service generally lasts for about an hour, but can be a little longer if a baptism or communion are included. The congregation usually numbers around 150 and includes all ages - children, young people, middle aged & elderly.

 

Coffee, tea and squash are served in the foyer afterwards and many people like to stay for a chat.

 

Our minister, Rev. Andy Fyall, takes a large number of the services, but visiting ministers and preachers do give variety. The worship style varies, but usually we start with some modern worship songs accompanied by our music group and a children's talk, after which the children & young people go into halls for "Sunday Plus" and "CK1". We then have a sermon, prayers, and hymns & worship songs sung with enthusiasm and accompanied by the organ.

 

The crèche is arranged so that babies and small toddlers can be looked after for the whole of the service. Sometimes, the brass band or orchestra accompany the singing on special occasions.

 

Communion is offered as part of the morning and evening services, usually once a month, and is open to all who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal saviour. Those who wish to participate go forward to receive the bread and alcohol free wine.

A projection system is used for notices, song words and to illustrate sermons. An induction loop system is provided for the benefit of hearing aid users in both the church and the halls. Many of our services are recorded on audio cassette for the benefit of those unable to attend, and can also be heard on the "Listen again" page of this website.

 

Sometimes we have a "Worship Together" service on a Sunday morning.  These enjoyed by all ages though particularly designed for families, with breakfast provided in the church hall from 9:30am. 

On the fist Saturday of the month we have "Messy Church" which starts with drinks in The Well at 10:30.  All are welcome to share in story, craft, song, and prayer, which can be followed by lunch at Second Helpings.

Every 8 weeks or so we join with people from other churches for a "Rural Prayer & Praise" evening of modern informal worship, usually led by our music group. This takes place in different local chapels. For details of forthcoming evenings please contact Julia Husbands on 01780 753968

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