Covid-19 Update to Opening Times and Services
We continue to be open for private prayer during the week. You are most welcome to come and sit quietly at the back of the church but please ensure that you follow the instructions below to ensure the safety of staff and other visitors and mitigate the spread of infection:
For your visit:
if you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of taste or smell, please do not enter the building;
please use handgel provided before entering the building;
please continue to be respectful of others with regard to social distancing
Face coverings: This is no longer a legal requirement but the continued use of facemasks whilst in church is encouraged, unless you are exempt from doing so.
Track and Trace: There is an opportunity to use the QR code or complete a check-in card should you wish to do so.
The church is currently open as follows:
Private prayer - Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm
From 5th September 2021
Sunday 9am - our more traditional service with Holy Communion
Sunday 10.30am - contemporary worship (alternating each week to include either our SHINE on Sundays children's groups or Communion for Everyone)
Alternate Sundays 4pm - Together@4
(see our Upcoming Events diary on the homepage for more details)
You can view our most recent Covid-19 Risk Assessment here.
What should I expect when I visit the church?
You will receive a very warm welcome particularly from our Welcome Team who will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go. There will be singing, prayers, a bible reading and a sermon helping us to engage and apply that bible reading. At both the 9am and 10.30 service all the words are on screens around the church.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the service where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions. NB: We are hoping to resume our refreshments from September.
What happens for children and young people at church?
At the 10.30 service we have a fantastic programme for the children and young people at the Church.
On Week A we will have our SHINE on Sunday groups for 0-14 year olds. We start the service together in the church. Someone will announce when the children need to go to their groups and we will be able to pray for each other before we separate. You will need to go with your children the first time and register them. You can then return to hear the sermon once your children and settled and we will reunite for the end of the service.
On Week B for our new Communion for Everyone service we will remain in the church throughout.
We also have our 4pm services which alternate each week starting from 5th September 2021:
Together@4 is a new expression of worship. We're wanting to seek God together in how we do welcome, worship, word and witness with an informal structure. It is open to everyone but particularly relevant to adults aged 14 upwards.
Our sister event, Explore@4 is on the alternate Sundays and is suited for families of younger children with crafts, bible stories and passages using contemporary worship. There is opportunity for discussion and reflection too.
For more information about what happens in the children's work please visit the relevant age groups for you under Youth & Children.
Is there a dress code?
No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.
Will I have to join in?
Not at all!
You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.
We have more information for you specifically if you…
• Are a student - Oasis
• Have young children that will come to church - Children's Church
• Have a child who will go to the Youth Group - Youth
I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them.
Please feel free to contact us. If you want to know who works in the church office, check out Our Team page.