We meet together on Sundays, at 10:30am and 6:00pm, in the church building.
Both of these meetings have at their heart the reading of God’s word, the bible, and the hearing of it explained and applied to our lives. Our usual practice is “expositional” bible teaching, where we work systematically through one of the sixty-six books of the bible.
We pray together often in these meetings, including “open” prayer in which the whole congregation is invited to join. We pray in particular that God would speak to us powerfully through his word as it is read and explained to us. We also pray for the work of the church both locally and globally.
We sing songs and hymns, both to express our worship of God and to teach and encourage one another as we live the Christian life. We sing a mixture contemporary and traditional songs and hymns.
Sunday Morning – 10:30am
(Includes crèche and Sunday School for children aged 0-11)
The Sunday morning meeting always includes a straightforward presentation of the gospel, the “good news”, about Jesus Christ. This meeting is designed to be easily accessible to anyone who wants to know more about what it means to be a true Christian.
During the bible teaching in the Sunday morning meeting, there are separate activities for pre-school and primary school-aged children, in our crèche and Young Explorers groups respectively.
The Sunday morning meeting is the main opportunity each week for the whole church family to come together. For this reason, we hold believers’ baptisms, dedications of infants, the welcoming new church members and other important events in the life of the church family during this meeting.
We also have many “special” family meetings on Sunday mornings during the year, where the children are integrated into the whole meeting (rather than going out to crèche and Young Explorers). Examples include our Family Christmas Carol service, Easter Sunday, Harvest, and as part of our Holiday Bible Club.
Sunday Evening – 6:00pm
While still being focused primarily on the exposition of God’s word, the Sunday evening meeting has a more “open” format. We usually have an opportunity for the whole congregation to participate through open prayer, and by sharing a word of testimony, a scripture, an encouragement, a matter for prayer.
We also celebrate the Lord’s Supper, also known as “communion”, once each month during the Sunday evening meeting.