Our church family
Who we are
We are a friendly group of Christians who care about each other, our local community and wider issues in the world. There are usually around 60 of us at Sunday morning worship and our monthly Communion service on a Sunday evening attracts around a dozen. We are all ages from infant to elderly but most of us are mature.
There is a wide spectrum of beliefs among us and we enjoy diversity. This is reflected in the mixture of lay and ordained people who lead our worship, in the variety of worship styles and in the range of views expressed.
We belong to a 'circuit' of five local Methodist churches which share two ministers, and we work in partnership with the Anglican, Roman Catholic and United Reformed churches nearby.
Our Junior Church meets every week (except in August) during the Sunday morning service. It offers worship activities for children of all ages in a friendly and safe environment. All our Junior Church leaders have had appropriate background checks and meet the requirements of the national Safeguarding scheme.
We also offer Messy Church, which is a fun activity aimed at families with children. It takes place on Saturday mornings five times a year and the dates are on the Future Events page. It involves games, music and crafts with a Bible theme, and includes lunch. It is suitable for all ages and is a great way for families to share fellowship together.
We aim to be a warm and caring community, living out Christ's commandment to 'love one another'. We have a team of pastoral visitors who visit members of the congregation who are unwell or unable to attend church and offer them practical help. We have a pastoral care worker, Sue Skidmore, whose role is to provide confidential one-to-one support through conversation and prayer. Even if you are not a member of the church you are welcome to contact Sue on 07483 296 043 if you would like to talk with her.
Music and song
Music plays a prominent role in our praise and worship. Our church has a fine organ and an enthusiastic music group: our singing is led by them and by our small choir. We enjoy a wide range of music, from traditional hymns to modern songs. We also arrange a series of Friday Night Concerts throughout the year, at which visiting musicians help us raise money for charity: details of forthcoming concerts are on the Future Events page.