What to expect at a Sunday morning service


As you walk in, someone will welcome you and will give you a Bible with a service card inside. You can choose where to sit, but ask the people at the door if you'd like guidance.

When the service starts, the rector or whoever is leading the service will greet the congregation.

When we sing, the words are projected on screen. You may not know some of the songs. That doesn't matter. Join in or just listen, as you prefer.

When we pray, a church leader or member of the congregation will lead us in prayer. This will include the prayer that Jesus taught his first disciples, and other intercessions.

At other times, various people will:

• update us with news about church events

• read a passage from the Bible

• give a talk based on what we've read.

Collection: during the service, there's an opportunity for giving money. This is mainly for regular members, so please don't feel you have to!

The service usually last between an hour and an hour and a quarter.

Holy Communion

On the last Sunday of each month, there is a service of Holy Communion. Holy Communion is a central part of Christian worship, a time when we remember the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross using the symbols of bread and wine to represent his body and blood. In the service, we follow Christ's instructions to his disciples to remember him in this way.

You may also know Communion as the Eucharist, the Lord's Supper or Mass. If it's your normal practice to take Communion, you're welcome to join us in doing so. If you prefer not to receive bread and wine, do come forward for those distributing bread and wine to pray with you.

Children and young people

In the 10.30am service, the children and young people meet with us during term time, then leave for Sunday Club during the service. Sunday Club meets downstairs in the crypt. There is also a Noisy Room for 0-3 year olds who need to exercise their lungs. The sound from the service is relayed to the Noisy Room.

Refreshments are available after the service. You are welcome to stay and chat with others.