During the COVID-19 health crisis, we are not able to gather as normal. With limited numbers ‘in person’, we are also worshipping together on-line by means of a live streamed service every Sunday at 10am.
Normally we have two services on Sunday, at 10am and 6pm. These services usually last around 75-90 minutes. We come together to praise God, to learn from His Word and to encourage each other.
Our preaching is expository - that is, the preacher opens up a passage of scripture and explains how it applies to us. We work through books of the Bible consecutively with occasional topical sermons and visiting preachers.
In our times of praise we aim at a biblical mixture of awe at God’s greatness and joy at his goodness and grace. There is plenty of variety in music: traditional hymns are sung alongside modern songs. In most services accompaniment is provided by a piano and a lively band of musicians, with the organ joining in for the hymns.
The morning service normally includes a children’s talk. Everyone stays together for the first part, but part way through we take a break. The adults can greet one another and chat while the children go to their various classes - Discovery Club (ages 2-11), Impact (11-14) or GAP (14+). For babies and very small children, a crèche is provided throughout the service.
The evening service follows a similar pattern except that no specific provision is made for children. Outside of term time, evening services tend to be a little shorter.
Communion services happen twice a month, once in the morning and once in the evening as announced.