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Sunday Services

See diary for details for the current month.

Morning Worship
10.30 am - 12.00 noon

Creche facilities available.

Children and youth join in the main service before going to their own activities part way through.

The first Sunday of the month usually includes communion.

About every other month we have an All Age Service.

The congregation is typically between 80 and 120 people, aged from babies to retired folk. People come from a wide range of backgrounds and countries. We have a growing number of families, children and youth.

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We are experimenting with webcasting the Morning services (sorry - not every Sunday).

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Sunday Evenings

not every Sunday

We meet on the 2nd Sunday of the month for communion. Check the diary in case of any variation.

We sometimes meet elsewhere, joining with other churches.

Communion
7.00 - 8.00 pm - usually 2nd Sunday

Typical Service

Bible based preaching is an important part of every service, where we hear God's word explained and applied to our lives. Our worship includes a mixture of newer songs and music as well as some older traditional hymns. Words are projected. Although our style of Sunday worship may change over time, the basis of our faith in God as shown in the Bible remains constant.

What do I wear?

Just be comfortable. You will see everything from jeans to suit and tie (but more jeans than suits).

Giving/Offering

An offering is taken during the service.

Communion

Also called: Holy Communion, The Lord's Supper, Breaking of Bread, or The Eucharist (which is from the Greek for thanksgiving).

What is it?

Communion is one of the two ordinances that Jesus gave to the Church to observe (the other being baptism). It is full of deep symbolism in which we remember the death of Jesus on the cross, when he took the punishment that we deserve as sinners.

The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, 'This is my body, which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of me.' In the same way, after supper, he took the cup, saying, 'This is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.'

The Bible, 1 Corinthians 11:23-25 (NIV)

Who can take Communion?

Anyone who professes the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour is welcomed to participate in Communion with us. You do not need to be baptised or a member of a Baptist church.

If you are not a Christian or are not sure where you stand spiritually, you are welcome to observe. When the bread and wine is served, just pass it on.

Practicalities

Communion is part of a service, usually after the sermon (although the order of things can vary).

The bread and wine is served to everyone in their seats (unlike Anglican churches where everyone goes to the front to receive the elements of bread and wine). Normally, we eat the bread as each one receives it. But with the wine, we wait until everyone has been served before drinking. Don't worry about the details - you can always discreetly watch the person next to you. The wine we use is non-alcoholic and is served in individual small glasses.

All Age Services

About once a month we have a morning service that is suitable for all ages (the creche for under 3's is still available). The Junior Church remain in the service instead of having their own groups. In some churches this may be called a family service, but this suggests that it is only for people in 'families'. It is for everyone.