What to expect
We understand that going somewhere you've never been before can be daunting so let us give you an idea of what you can expect.
Before you arrive
We have a relaxed atmosphere. People wear casual clothes, listen to modern music, put their trousers on one leg at a time just like you (we hope). Feel free to dress how you wish.
You will be helpfully greeted when you arrive by friendly normal people. We have a team of people who are available to help in any way they can. You can choose any seating you like but our stewards are always available to give advise on where may suit your needs best.
A greeting will be given from the stage and then the band will begin to lead some contemporary Christian songs. The songs are often vary between up-tempo and more contemplative styles. normally people will respond in various ways as this is a time of personal and communal outpouring. Free to join in or just sit and watch.
Other elements that may be included are prayers for specific needs, stories of people who have experienced God help them, communion (a celebration of Jesus death and resurrection using the symbols of bread and juice) and announcements of things coming up in the church calendar. We also take an offering each week but this is primarily an opportunity for regulars to give.
Kids & Youth
We have excellent kids and youth programs for various ages, run by gifted teams (all DBS checked with appropriate safeguarding training). Kids and young people are involved in the main service up until the announcements, at which point guidance is given on where they should go for their specialised age specific program. Our teams will be on hand to introduce them to others and ensure they have an excellent experience.
We find that the bible is full of gems that when explained, and can relevantly impact our lives. The speakers aim to give a down to earth message and take care to explain things clearly. The talk always centers around the relevant message of the bible.
We will often give opportunity for people to be prayed with in person. Some may want to become a Christian, others will be looking for healing or hope in a difficult situation and our team count it a privilege to get alongside them.
After the Service
We have excellent coffee and tea available for free and people often stay around for a while enjoying being together in such a great atmosphere. We also have a welcome lounge where first time visitors can meet others, and explore more about the wider activities of the church.