Sundays at Ten
Our Sunday morning services at 10 o’clock are at the heart of all our activities. They are welcoming, open, inclusive occasions, in which the whole church family shares. We praise God in hymns and songs and prayer. We learn about the message of Jesus — because he is, for us, the best way to knowledge of God. Children are together with adults for the first part of the service, before they leave for Junior Church activities in other parts of the building.
The style of our services is a relaxed formality in a flexible order. A theme for the service is reflected in readings, (mainly from the Bible but including other prose and poetry), in the talk to the children and in the address given by the Minister or other leader. A leader will guide our prayers, which will include our thanks to God, and bringing before God the needs of our world, nation, community and family, as well as time for our personal concerns.
Music is an essential part of our worship, and includes old and new hymns and songs, usually accompanied on piano or organ, and sometimes led by the children or by a group of singers recruited from within the congregation.
Once every month, usually on the first Sunday in the month, we celebrate the Lord’s Supper, combining an historic remembrance with the present-day gathering of Christ’s disciples. We break bread and share wine — usually unfermented juice so that all who will may share.