8am - Traditional Service

This service is a quiet, early morning service for quiet reflection.  We follow the Holy Communion service from the Book of Common Prayer. On the second Sunday of every month there is also a Traditional Service at 5pm, preceded by refreshments at 4:30pm.

10:30am - Morning Service

This service is a lively mixture of contemporary and traditional worship with relevant and engaging Bible teaching. There is a crèche for children aged 0-3 and children's groups for those aged 3-11. The service lasts just over an hour. There’s no particular dress code, although casual is perhaps becoming the norm.

Groups for children and young people run during most of our 10:30am services, and are for anyone aged 3-14. We start off in the main church service and after the first hymn and the children's slot we go to our own activities. Activities include a Bible story and some sort of arts and crafts. On the first Sunday of the month there is usually an all-age service so our groups don’t run.


When there is a Communion service (usually the fourth Sunday of the month) groups will re-enter in time for Communion. Children and young people are welcome to receive Communion if this has been agreed with the vicar beforehand. Otherwise they are welcome to come forward for a prayer.

A crèche is available during the 10:30am service for any parents or carers who want to take their young child out. Sound from the service is relayed into the crèche and there are comfortable chairs, toys and access to changing facilities. Please feel free to make use of this room at any time. If your child is happy to be left, and you are comfortable leaving them, volunteers are normally able to care for them while you return to the service. All our leaders undergo the appropriate DBS checking procedures (the Church Council has adopted the Diocesan Safeguarding policy and takes this matter seriously).

10:30am - Monthly All-age Service

On the first Sunday of the month, the children and young people normally stay in the church for the service, and we work hard at delivering a service suitable for all ages. These are often parade Sundays, with many members of our uniformed organisations present with us.

7pm - Sunday 7

Sunday 7 is an informal weekly service run during school term times. Each week  includes band-led worship, and plenty of time to discuss and think through the messages preached at our 10:30am service.

Our current termcard can be downloaded here.
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