A traditional service of worship takes place in the church at 10.15am finishing around 11am followed by coffee and fellowship in the Church Centre as normal; so, a slightly earlier start and a more traditional style of service. At this point we are unable to offer a children’s programme alongside this service, however, all children are welcome to remain with their parents throughout the service should this be their preferred option or choice on the day
An informal type of worship service which we call Connections takes place in the Church Centre hall from 11.30am. People are free to come and go as they wish, coffee is available throughout and a children’s programme will be available. We aim to conclude the service between12.30 – 12.45pm, and, all are invited to stay and share a simple lunch together.
The congregations will come together at different points in the year for a single blended service – e.g. Holy Communion (quarterly), Remembrance Day and Christmas Day, but fellowship is encouraged throughout.
Everyone is invited to worship in whichever service they wish and some may choose to do both, or alternate. The vision includes reaching out to others who have little or no experience of church, inviting them along and being an expression of church for those who might not necessarily connect with a more traditional model.
The provision of two Sunday services is an open-ended trial. It is Jesus who promises to build his church, we are simply called to ‘go and make disciples’.
Rev Maggie Lane