It’s the most traditional service we have. The service doesn’t change much week to week, so it’s easy to feel comfortable after a few weeks. The service is what you would imagine a traditional Church of England service to be like. If you’re new, someone will probably offer to sit next to you and help you feel confident and explain anything you don’t understand.
If you’d like to stay and chat afterwards tea and coffee is available after the service (Covid restrictions may prohibit this).
This service is informal. There is a creche for little ones, and children and young people aged 3-15 normally leave the service early on to join their own groups. The songs tend to be more modern and the words are displayed on a screen. If the idea of singing doesn’t fill you with joy, you are really welcome to just listen to the words. This service usually lasts about an hour and there will normally be a chance to receive personal prayer support at the end of the service if you would appreciate this. There is always tea and coffee served after the service. On the first Sunday of the month is what we call our Altogether Service. It is a bit shorter, around 40 minutes. The service is aimed at the whole family. We believe passionately that we as adult Christians not only have something precious to share with our children, but also that young people have so much that they can teach us about the love of God, faith in Jesus and the work of the Holy Spirit. You will often find crafts, activities and a bible story that is made relevant to all ages as part of this service. We celebrate Communion together in this service and always finish with drinks and cake.