Sharing God's Love
Holy Communion: A short traditional service from the Book of Common Prayer (40 minutes approx.)
Refreshments served after all 10.30am services.
1st Sunday of the month only, usually a traditional Evensong (about an hour)
Q. I am new to this church, what happens?
Just turn up as you are - there's no dress code or formalities! You will receive a warm welcome as you enter the door, and you will be given everything you need for the service plus a notice sheet for the forthcoming week. You are free to sit in any pew you wish.
At our Communion services where bread and wine are offered, when we reflect Jesus' last supper with his disciples, everyone is invited to come to the altar either to receive the bread and wine, or for a personal blessing. You are also welcome to remain in your seat if you prefer.
We have an authorised prayer ministry team who will pray with you in the side chapel during or after every 10.30am Sunday morning service. Please make use of the candle stand to shed the light of Jesus onto any concerns you have.
You are warmly invited to stay for a coffee and a chat after the service. Refreshments are served in the North Chapel (behind the organist).
The picture is an interesting detail from one of our stained glass windows.
Q. I have children, are they welcome?
Of course! We are all children of God, whatever our age, and our welcome team are happy to provide parents and carers with age-appropriate books, etc. During term time, primary age children are invited to join 'Friends and Heroes' who leave for the Vestry Hall during the service.
Q. Do you cater for people with disabilities?
We have an induction loop system installed in the Church. Please sit on the right hand side near the yellow notices and set your hearing aid to the 'T' position for best reception of sound. If you are having any problem with the loop system, please speak to a sidesperson who can advise one of our sound team. Large print service sheets and hymn books are available, as are soft cushions. Wheelchair access is easiest through the side Lady Chapel door, which opens electronically and has a ramp into the main part of the church. A couple of pews in the nave have been shortened to provide wheelchair spaces.
Q. Is there a toilet?
Hopefully by the end of this year our new toilet will be installed, but for now they are available in the Vestry Hall during services. Please ask a sidesperson (with a gold sash) for a key.
Q. Sundays are difficult, can I come another day?
Monday to Thursday, at 9.15am Morning Prayer is said, except for
on the first Thursday of each month, when it is a service of Holy Communion. If you like rhythm to your quiet time, a Psalm, enjoy hearing the Bible read, and structured prayers with quiet thinking space, do come and join us. It is a good way to start the day as we then all leave to get on with our business.