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When you arrive at, wearing whatever you are comfortable in, you will be welcomed at the door by what we hope is a friendly face, or two! You are free to sit anywhere at either service. No seats are reserved or booked.

At both services, weekly notices will be shown on screens before the service. Paper copies of these can be uplifted on the way in or out. Should you prefer to receive these electronically then simply sign up for Weekly notices on the homepage of this website and they will automatically be emailed to you week by week. Alternatively, email the church office requesting to be added to the distribution list.

If you arrive early for the 10am service, the praise band will probably still be rehearsing through the songs for that service. Both praise band and organ accompany praise at the 10am service. No hymn books will be offered to you as the words for the songs and hymns will be on the large screens.A variety of other people may also be taking part. In addition to our Ministry team, some people from the Congregation may read from the Bible, bring down the offering plates, close the service etc.

Families with children of all ages are welcome to come-and-go at the 10amservice. Feel free to go in and out with your children. There is a crèche from around 10.15am in the coffee lounge for younger children.

Sundays@10. Children aged 3 and older leave part way through the service for their own learning activities, and return after the adult address to share what they have learned, and join in the close of the service.

At our 11.30 service, you will be offered a hymn book on the way in and praise is accompanied by the organ.

We stand to sing and as the service unfolds a variety of people will be taking part, just as at 10 a.m.

During both services we may invite the congregation to join together in the saying of the Lord’s prayer. The version we use is normally displayed on the overhead screen. However, you are welcome to pray in the version and language you are most comfortable with – it is after all a prayer to God and not to one another

On the pews you’ll find both a copy of the Bible that will be read from during the services and a little card that invites you to share any prayer requests you may have and any pastoral matters you would like to bring to our attention. These cards can either be handed to someone at the door on the way out or placed in the ‘Prayer request‘ box on the window ledge in the entrance area.

If you wish to make an offering, on your way through the entrance area at our 10.00 service there is an opportunity to leave an offering on one of the large collection plates.

At the 11.30 service offering bags are handed around the congregation. Many people find it more convenient to give via standing order and so don’t be surprised if you notice that many just pass the offering bag along without placing anything in it.

Tea and coffee is served between the services, and should you wish to come early before the 11.30 to have a cuppa and chat, you are most welcome.