The highlight of our week is our worship together every Sunday from 10.30 am to about 11.30 am, led by either our own minister, one of the other Circuit ministers or a local preacher. We sing a mix of traditional hymns and more modern worship songs, accompanied by our fine pipe organ or our music group and with words projected on large screens. Services include prayers, a talk/sermon and occasionally a drama sketch. There is usually an interactive children’s talk at the beginning of the service, before the children and young people go to their own groups.
About once a month the service includes Holy Communion, which all are welcome to receive (you don’t need to be confirmed). Stewards will invite you to go up to the communion rail where gluten-free bread and individual glasses of non-alcoholic wine are distributed. You can simply remain in your seat if you don’t wish to receive, and following covid-19 we generally have prepackaged wafers and wine available to pick up as you come in if preferred. At this service, the children start in their own groups and then come into church towards the end to receive communion or a blessing. A communion service usually ends at about 11.45 am.
Worship is followed by a chance to get to know each other over tea and coffee in the Hub cafe – all are welcome.