What to Expect
Our Sunday services are an opportunity to worship God which includes listening to a sermon by the preacher, usually our Pastor. It is also a time to meet and share news with each other and especially welcome visitors whether they live locally or are from further afield. We have no ‘dress code’ so whatever you feel comfortable in wearing, that’s fine with us.
A typical service starts with announcements and is followed by singing hymns both traditional and contemporary; a reading from the Bible; the preacher will pray on behalf of the congregation and then preach on the Bible passage read earlier.
The version of the Bible that the church currently uses is the New King James Bible. Copies are available for visitors to use if they wish and our Pastor will read and preach using passages from this version of the Bible, whilst occasionally referring to other versions.
A service typically lasts about 75 minutes, after which everyone is welcome to talk informally with our Pastor or other members of the congregation. Following our evening services we usually serve refreshments in the ‘Schoolroom’ adjacent, to which everyone is invited.
Twice a month we conclude our services with communion (usually on the first and third Sunday of the month). This adds about 15 minutes to the duration of the service. If you are not familiar with this part of our service please don’t feel you are not welcome to stay and observe. Just allow the bread and wine to pass you by without embarrassment.
During the morning service we usually take up a seat-to-seat collection. This is intended for regular members of the fellowship who prefer to give this way. It is not expected that visitors should feel obliged to contribute to the church finances unless they so wish.