The 11am congregation aims to be friendly and informal. Children dance at the front waving streamers. Youth chill out in the balcony after meeting over breakfast. The sung worship is led by musicians on electric guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards. But once the children and young people have gone out to their 7 different groups, the adults settle down for a talk focused on unpacking the Bible as God’s word applied to our daily lives, with room afterwards to pray and respond to what God is saying to us. Afterwards we chat over tea, coffee and biscuits, and prayer ministry is available for anyone who wishes it. Our service normally finishes around 12.30pm.
At our 11am service, there are five junior church groups -
Ladybirds for 1-2’s
Buzzy Bees for 3-4’s
Freckled Frogs for Reception & Yr 1
Cool Camels for Yrs 2 & 3
Impact for Yrs 4-6
As well as two youth groups
Encounter for Yrs 7-9
The Gap for Yrs 10-13
At the 11am service, children and young people join the service at the start, and then go out to their groups after about 20 minutes – this will be clearly announced from the front.
These groups meet weekly except on the occasions when we have an all-age service, when everyone remains in together for worship, teaching, and fun together. All-age services tend to happen on special occasions, around major Christian festivals, and on low-key relaxed summer Sundays during the school holidays.
Children will need to be registered in their groups the first time they attend. For more information about what happens in the children’s and youth groups, please visit the relevant age groups for your child on the Church Life page.
We also have a leadership team composed of members of the congregation and led by Jon Scamman the Vicar.