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

This is the World Week for Peace in Palestine – a prayer from Christian Aid:

God of peace, encourage those who seek to establish a fair and just peace in the Middle East. Bless their efforts as they work to end conflict. Lead those who engage in violence to put down their weapons and to live in peace with one another.
• God of justice, bless those who work for peace through justice. Strengthen their resolve in the face of seemingly unending violence.
• God of hope, we lift up the city of Jerusalem, distracted and divided, yet still filled with promise as are all the cities of the world.
• God of the nations, give to all people the blessings of well-being, freedom and harmony, and give us faith in you so that we may be strengthened to care for all those in need until the coming of your son, our Saviour and Lord. AMEN

Lord of the church, we pray for your help and guidance as we join in our Church Meeting today. May all our discussion and decisions be according to your will. AMEN

THE LORD’S PRAYER
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.
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.