What to expect:
The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.
Where and When
Sunday Morning Church is held at the local memorial hall (details below) for our weekly gathering. It's the best way to find out who we are and what we do & you'll be very welcome! Everything starts at 10am. When you arrive, you'll be greeted by someone on the Welcome Team who will guide you to the Margaret Oliver Hall
We serve excellent tea, coffee and delicious nibbles from 10am and this is a great way to meet people, catch up with friends and simply take time to find your bearings. It's all free!
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Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop . Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the main foyer.
Sunday Morning Church
SMC is our weekly gathering and begins at 10am with a warm welcome from one of our team members. Then follows a time of singing as part of our worship, led by our band. We typically have 2 or 3 songs (usually including one hymn) that last approximately 15-20 minutes. Sometimes a person might pray out loud or read a small passage from the Bible. Sometimes one of the leaders might share things that they believe God is saying to the whole church family. This is all part of our connecting with God. One of our leaders will then give a talk that is bible-based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then share news and notices, usually about what’s going on in the life of the church and finish with more drinks and snacks. There is always an opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service if you would like that.
What about my kids?
We have a great programme lined up for kids of all ages:
0-5s - at the back of the meeting room. There is a generous carpetted area and a wide selection of toys etc. We ask that all children must be accompanied by their parent/carer.
6-14s currently all meet together with age-appropriate fun materials used accordingly.
Young people (15+ years) Stay in service.
Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of the notices someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their groups. You will need to go with your children to their groups and register them as part of our child safety policy. Whilst you are dropping your kids off at their groups, we pause to take time to chat to someone sitting near or next to us, giving folk a chance to come back before the talk begins.
The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.
While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, DEEPER is a great way to grow in our relationship with God and each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a DEEPER group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.
If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a CREW.
We also run/support the following ministries:
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
Tony leads the church with his wife, Ursula. He is a West Ham and Shrewsbury Football enthusiast, does lots of sport and has a huge sense of humour! Tony loves to teach the word of God.
Ursula is the tall one and loves the outdoors. She always has time for you and loves to chat over a cuppa. Ursula has a passion to see people enabled fully in their Christian walk.
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.