WORSHIP

Our church sanctuary is slightly unusual, being upstairs but it’s easy to find once you are through the front doors of the building! Access is fully accessible with a ramp leading up to the sanctuary. We offer a variety of ways to get involved in worship at the United Church. As well as two services on Sunday morning, we have a weekly service on a Friday morning and Messy Church for young people and their parents or guardians once a month. Being both Methodist and URC we tend to have a variety of women and men of both denominations leading our services which makes for a wealth of learning and experience.

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PRAYER

God of hope and new life,
We praise you for the lengthening days, for glorious sunrises, for bulbs appearing from the earth and for the promise of new life. Yet so often we waste resources and cause damage to our environment. Help us to increase our awareness of the needs of others and to use resources wisely that we may be worthy stewards of your infinite gifts.

Lord, in our struggles today teach us:
that there are no quick fixes to turn the stones of economic injustice into bread for all:
that shaping a more just future means becoming co-workers with you,
taking risks for a better world; that the destiny of nations lies not in power
or coercion but in humble homage to you, the Lord of all.
In Adam ALL died, but in Christ ALL shall be made alive.

Reproduced from The United Reformed Church Prayer Handbook 2001

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your Name,

your Kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

your Kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation but deliver

us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours

now and for ever.  Amen.

MESSY CHURCH

Messy Church is an after-school activity which takes place on the first Thursday of the month. It’s an opportunity for children and their carers to explore faith in a creative and interesting way.  A meal is also provided.

JUNIOR CHURCH

Junior Church is a place to grow as part of a loving Christian community, a place to make friends, ask questions, be nurtured and challenged. Children engage in age appropriate groups, each providing an exciting and relevant programme of stories, games and creative activities.

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Junior Church

Junior Church is a place to grow as part of a loving Christian community, a place to make friends, ask questions, be nurtured and challenged. Children engage in age appropriate groups, each providing an exciting and relevant programme of stories, games and creative activities. Young people share in group exploring the Bible and contemporary issues. Most Sundays we meet in a combined key stage 1/2 group and a separate key stage 3 group. Once a month we have a bigger combined group which builds the links between older and younger children. We use the Roots ecumenical resources to link with the adult worship. Children and young people contribute to the wider worship of the church in all age worship for example.

Creche
Crèche is a welcoming place for babies and toddlers. Little ones can play, enjoy a Bible story and song. Parents/ carers are welcome to stay or return to the worship upstairs.