We believe the Bible is the living word of God so Bible teaching is at the heart of what we do when we gather together on a Sunday as a community of God's people. A typical service will feature a ~35 minute explanation of a Bible passage - see here> Currently, we are working through the Gospel of John seeing how true life, eternal life, can only be found in Jesus - "the word made flesh".
Also, because Jesus came to earth to bring us into a relationship with God, we express our grateful dependance on Him, by coming to God in prayer.
We also want to praise God for who He is and what He has done for us in Jesus, so there are times of singing. We sing hymns through to more contemporary songs from Townend/Getty, Sovereign Grace Music, EMU Music etc.
We have an excellent music group consisting of vocalists, guitar, bass, drums, piano and organ, together with other instruments including cello, trumpet, flute and sax.
The service begins at 10.30 a.m. and finishes around 12pm. A creche is available. Our congregation is usually between 300 to 400 people and is made up of folks of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities. Part way through the service, the younger children (under 11) leave to go to their groups. See here for more about our childrens and youth groups. On the first Sunday of the month we gather around The Lord's Table.
Our evening services begin at 6.30pm and finish by about 8pm. We usually have a congregation of between 100 and 150 people. Our evening services tend to be a bit more informal. We sometimes take the morning passage and consider how we can practically apply that to our lives. We may look at contemporary issues or aspects of living the Christian life. On the 3rd Sunday of the month we gather around The Lord's Table.
We know it can be a bit daunting to visit a new church so we do try and provide a friendly welcome.
At the back of the hall you will find our Welcome Desk and Newcomers area. Members of our welcome team will be delighted to meet you and give you more information about the church and the centre.