We are always trying to make our gatherings welcoming and friendly to everyone, wherever they may be in their understanding and experience of the Christian faith. It can be daunting going anywhere and doing anything for the first time, so here's what you can expect (more or less) at our Sunday gathering -
Our church gathering starts promptly at 4pm so it's a good idea to arrive a few minutes early. There is some parking in the Memorial Hall carpark, some parking on the street opposite the carpark and more on street parking around the area:
When you come into the building, one of the church members will welcome you, give you a bible, and show you where to sit, though you can sit wherever you would like.
At every church gathering there are readings from the Bible, God's word. There is singing and prayers, church family news and a sermon. The sermon usually lasts 35-40 minutes and helps us understand what God is saying in the part of the bible that we have read, and what that means for our lives today. A couple of times a month we share Communion together, a symbolic meal of bread and wine that reminds us of Jesus' death for us. Anyone who knows and loves the Lord Jesus is invited to join in. In every part of our Sunday gathering, feel free to join in or to sit, listen and observe.
Our gatherings are open to all ages, and include age-appropriate activities for children (they come into the service with the adults to begin with, and you will be told when to take them out to their groups). We operate a protection and safeguarding policy for our activities with children.
The gathering ends with tea, coffee and cake at the back of the hall which gives time to meet some people, catch up with others and ask any questions you might have.