Across all our Churches we seek to cater for people of all ages, from the youngest child to the oldest adult, and we deliberately have a range of Sunday Services and midweek activities to encourage people with different needs and at different stages in their lives. In all we do we place a high emphasis on prayer, worship and the relevant teaching of God's word.
Sunday Services - we have 4 services on a Sunday
- 8 am at St Johns. A small traditional service of Holy Communion or Morning Prayer
- 10.30 am at St Andrews and St Johns. A contemporary service for all ages with provision for children and young people
- 4 pm at Bixley Farm. A contemporary service for the Bixley Farm area
- 6.30 pm at St Andrews. A more reflective service preparing us for the week ahead
Here are a few practical questions you might have if you are visiting us for the first time:
Can I park at the church?
We have plenty of parking at each church, although it does get a little harder to park towards the 10.30 services. There are spaces near the door reserved for people with a disability.
What happens when I arrive?
The main entrance to St Johns church is at the back: follow the signs and someone will greet you at the door to the entrance hall.
The main entrance to St Andrews is at the front of the building as you get to the end of the drive.
The main entrance to Tower Hall at Bixley Farm is at the front of the building facing the shop.
Once inside, sit anywhere you like.
What happens in a service?
We will sing hymns and songs, pray and listen to some teaching from the Bible. We have a variety of speakers and music styles.
How long are the services?
Our 8am, 4pm and 6.30pm services last about an hour. Our 10.30 services generally finishes around noon, and afterwards you are welcome to stay and enjoy a cup of coffee with us.
What should I wear?
Feel free to wear whatever you like.
What about my children?
We are blessed with lots of children and we hope your children will enjoy themselves. Occasionally we stay together for the whole service (look in the diary for all age services) but on a regular Sunday we are all together for about 20 minutes and then there are children’s activities for 3-11 year olds, led by our children’s team, who all have DBS (safeguarding) checks. Children under 3 can be cared for in the crèche, where parents can stay if they wish.
What about young people on Sunday mornings?
Young people in years 7-10 meet as 'Kinetic' alternating which church hosts the group. Contact our youth worker to find out where the group will meet.
The 8am service at St Johns is up a few steps in the church chancel or prayer chapel. The rest of the church and ground floor is completely flat. If you come in a wheelchair there are allocated spaces about half way down the church, or we can make room wherever you would like to sit. There is an accessible toilet and baby changing room. Some of our children’s activities are on our lower floor, which is fully accessible and can be reached by a lift. All of St Andrews and Tower Hall is on one level.
What is communion?
Communion normally happens twice a month at each Church and is the eating and drinking of bread and wine to remember Jesus' sacrifice for us on the cross. We share alcoholic wine and bread for communion, but if you would prefer gluten free bread or non-alcoholic wine please tell the person serving you with communion. If you do not want to take communion you are welcome to go forward for a blessing or just relax in your seat for this part of the service.
How can I find out more?
If you have any other questions whatsoever please feel free to contact us either by phone or email. We are here to help!
We look forward to welcoming you to a service soon.