What happens at the meetings?
You will find any of our meetings very straightforward.
- We do speak to God in prayer. We don’t read our prayers from books, or use complicated language.
- We do sing Psalms, Hymns and Songs. We sing great hymns written by men and women, both past and present, who have had a real relationship with God. We also sing Psalms from the Bible. We try to use tunes which are memorable and easy to sing.
- We do read the Bible. The Bible is God’s Word. It is absolutely reliable, is our final authority, and provides guidance to us in every area of life. We normally use the New King James Version of the Bible, which is in modern english.
- We do preach. We hear God’s word explained to us in a straightfoward way.
- We don’t ask for any money. No offering is taken up but there are boxes on the wall at the rear of the church for those who do want to give.
- We don’t embarrass visitors by calling you out or anything like that. Come as you are, take part as you wish to, and get to know us if you want to!
We meet twice on Sundays, and the morning 11am service is usually the best for first-time visitors and those who are seeking answers to questions about the Christian faith. At the evening service at 6.30 we regularly preach through passages from the Bible in a methodical way, perhaps going into a little more depth than in the morning.
What about Communion?
Communion, or the Lord’s Table, follows the morning service on the first Sunday of the month, and the evening service on the third Sunday of the month. It is open to all those who have put their trust in Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. We break and eat bread together, and drink wine, in obedience to the Lord Jesus’ command to ‘do this in remembrance of me’. We do not meet to mourn his death, but to remember it, and to remember His great sacrifice to pay the price for our sins. We rejoice because we serve a Risen Lord!