Welcome

If you are thinking of coming on a Sunday you are very welcome. We often have new people or visitors joining us each week. You don’t need to believe or know anything, there is no dress code, and no-one will put you on the spot – just come as you are and we hope you will feel at home. If anything is unclear, just ask someone and they will be happy to help.

We try to make all our services easy to follow and understand. You will be handed the weekly notice sheet and a Bible at the door, and much of the service is projected onto the screens in the church. Please feel free just to watch and listen without any pressure to join in if you would prefer.

If you are coming for the first time, it may be helpful to have the following information:

  • There is a church car park in The Glebe behind the church.
  • The toilets are located in the church hall.
  • Disabled access is via the north door.
  • During term time, children’s groups (3-11s) and crèche (0-2s) take place in the church hall during our 10am service. One of our team will be happy to tell you about these if your children wish to join in (but we are also always happy if children prefer to stay in church for the service and a family corner with sofas and space for the children is available).
  • During term time, youth groups (11-14s) take place at 5:30-7:30pm on a Sunday during our evening service (with tea provided).
  • Coffee is served after our 10am service in the church hall and a light tea is available from 5:30pm in the church before our evening service. 

Our usual pattern of services is:

8am on the second and fourth Sunday - this service is always Holy Communion.

10am sundayten every week - on the first Sunday of the month this is an All Age Service and on the third Sunday it's a Communion Service.

6pm sundaysix every week - on the first Sunday of the month we have a Café Communion Service. 

click on these links to find out about this terms talks:

 



Here’s a few of the things going on during the week.

Prayer Breakfast: First Saturday of the month at 8–9am. A delicious breakfast followed by prayer for our church, local community and issues of the world. Next one on Saturday 5 January.
 
Church Lunch: The first Sunday of each month at 12–2pm following our
All Age Services. No need to book but just come along and all are welcome.
Next lunch is onSunday 3 February.
 
CONNECTIONS Our popular group for seniors on the 3rd Monday each month at 2–4 pm in the church hall. Games, newspapers, puzzles, craft, discussion, companionship. Next meeting on Monday 21 January.
 
Verve Youth Group: Every Friday at 7–8.30pm. A youth venue at the church for young people in school years 6-9. Starts back on Friday 4 January.
 
Watercolour on Wednesday: Art group meeting weekly on Wednesdays during term time at 2–4pm in the church hall.
 
Prayer and Praise Events: New for 2019: First one is on Wednesday 16 January at 8pm in the church
 
Home Groups: Meeting fortnightly in people’s homes for Bible study, prayer and to support one another as we seek to live as followers of Jesus.
 
Christianity Explored: A relaxed discussion group exploring the big questions of life and faith over a drink or two. Meeting next term in the local pub.
 
Girlguiding: Rainbows, Brownies and Guides meet in St. John’s church hall.
 
Men’s meals: Friday evening meet-ups with other guys at a local pub or restaurant. The next one is on Friday 1st February.