We are an active Church, seeking to serve the community God has placed us in. We seek to be a blessing to those around us. There are many ways we are able to do this ... proving that 'Church' is more than just a 10.30am Sunday service.
We recognize that the Sunday morning service can only have limited impact on a person. To really grow in relationship with God, we need to be in relationship with one another for friendship, prayer, and studying God’s Word. We want to see our church family growing to maturity in Christ and enjoying genuine love and life in a small group environment. To that end, we have a range of smaller gatherings which meet at various locations and times throughout the week and study in more depth the material covered the previous Sunday.
To find out more about small groups, please see one of the Leadership Team or phone the church office on 023 9238 5047.
Men's Ministry / Ladies' Ministry
Each month either the ladies or the men meet for a specific activity. The ladies seem to spend a lot of time eating .... but then again the Men's Curry Night is legendary. See the EVENTS page to see the latest arrangements each month.
This is the name for our Sunday children's activities which run during the 10.30am service. 0-3, 3-5 and 6-10s all have classes suited to their age where they can learn more about the Bible and being a follower of Jesus in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. All our workers are volunteers and are DBS checked.
Once a month (except January and June), on the second Friday from 3.30pm until 5.30pm, Messy Church takes over - fun, games, songs, food and a Bible talk aimed at younger children and their parents.
Young People (11-16)
Our YPF group on Sunday mornings held, like The Ark, as a separate session during the 10.30am service. This is where young people take part in games, Bible study, discussion, prayer and learning memory verses. Our aim is to help our young people make sense of their lives by trusting in Jesus and equip them to live for him.
Often we study the same passages as the adults, so that parents and young people can talk together afterwards about what they have learned.
Our musicians work on a rota so that the style of worship changes service to service. We sing both modern and traditional hymns and songs in a contemporary style.
Midweek Young Peoples' Club
Fusion (11 - 18 years of age) is our main youth club, running on Friday evenings during term time from 7.30pm - 9.00pm. A mix of craft, games and a talk makes for a lively, fun time.
'Little Fishes' Mothers and Toddlers
We run this group once a month (term times) for 0-5 year olds and their parents / grandparents / carers. The monthly session is on a Wednesday morning from 9.00-11.00 am. There is a £1 charge per family to cover the running costs, which includes tea & coffee for the adults, crafts, and snack for the children.
The next 2019 dates are: 27th March, 22nd May, 26 June, 17 July, 25 Sept, 23 Oct, 27 Nov and 18 Dec. Each session has a theme, which is something about God - for example, 'God cares for us', and the crafts and play relate to this.
Our aim is to provide a relaxed, safe place for children to play together and a supportive environment for Mums and carers to build friendships. The group is run by volunteers from the Church, so we are available to talk about life and faith issues and signpost people to other activities that may be helpful for families within the community.
A typical session is as follows:
9.00am Welcome / Registration / Refreshments / Crafts / Free Play
10.15am Tidy Up Time
10.30am Snack Time
10.40am Special Time (e.g. dancing / run around / parachute games)
10.50am Singing Time
11.00am Home Time
New faces are always very welcome… so come and join the fun!