All are welcome at our three regular Sunday services and our monthly late Sunday evening service. Each service is different in style but united by our common vision. Each week one of the three main Sunday services will include a celebration of Holy Communion.
Sermons at our Sunday services are recorded and available for download.
We have two services on a Sunday morning, one at 9.15am and one at 11am. Both services normally contain sung worship, prayers, songs, readings from the Bible, and a sermon. At both services we have regular celebrations of Holy Communion, and services of all age ‘all together’ worship.
Our 9.15 service is lively, informal (and noisy with lots of children!). The sung worship is led by a full band with contemporary songs as well as re-workings of some of the best traditional hymns. The service begins with twenty minutes of all age worship, after which children leave to the service to take part in their own fantastic activities, the creche (ages 0-3), The Rock (ages 3 – 11) and The Hub (school years 7 – 9). The service lasts about an hour, and is followed by The Rock Cafe (free real Fairtrade coffee!) in the Emmanuel Centre as the children’s activities are finishing.
Our 11 o’clock service is more spacious and reflective, using familiar Anglican liturgy and includes a mix of songs and hymns, old and new, led by a small group of musicians and the organ. All are welcome before the service at the Rock Café in the Emmanuel Centre. The service lasts up to 75mins.
Our 6.30 service is an informal service with more time for extended worship, teaching and prayer ministry. We have regular celebrations of Holy Communion, and try to engage creatively with praying for our community and the world we live in. We usually include prayer ministry at this service offering the chance to be prayed for on a one-to-one basis. The service lasts up to 75mins and is followed with drinks and refreshments in the foyer.
Our Evening Prayer service takes place on the 2nd Sunday of the month. This is a time for stillness, reflection and prayer. The 30 minute service includes prayer, reading, silence and meditation, drawing on the traditions of Taize, Iona, and other similar Christian communities.
All are welcome to our services – we’ve put together some useful information for those joining us for the first time.