Services are held on Sunday mornings at 10.00 am.
Services are held both in the Worship Centre and in the hall (usually the first and third Sundays of the month, indicated in the sidebar on the right), those in the hall having a more informal style: refreshments are served at the start of the service and the congregation sit in groups around tables. In place of a sermon the groups discuss topics introduced by the leader.
When the service is in the Worship Centre refreshments are served after the service.
The Fair and Ethical Trade Stall is open in the atrium after the service for the sale of fairly-traded goods.
Whenever possible we will stream the services on Zoom for the benefit of those who are unable to attend. At the moment this can only be done from the Worship Centre, not the hall. The link and login details are
Meeting ID: 851 3964 0187
The Covenant Service
The notion of covenant is an ancient one in Jewish and Christian tradition: God’s covenant with Noah after the flood, God’s new covenant with his people in Jeremiah, Christ’s atonement as the new covenant. The Annual Covenant Service is a Methodist tradition begun by Charles Wesley, when the members of the congregation reflect on what it means to be a Christian and renew the promises made when they came into the church. In the words used in the service:
“On the one side, God promises in this Covenant to give us new life in Christ. On the other side, we are pledged to live no more for ourselves but for him. Today therefore, we meet expressly, as generations have met, to renew the Covenant which bound them, and binds us, to God.“
The covenant service this year will be on 7th January.
There are occasional gatherings on Sunday evenings at 6 pm for discussion and fellowship. The current series, running from October to December, is using the Methodist study guide “Finding the Way”.
Services are held on alternate Wednesdays at 11.30 am.
These services are in a traditional style and are led by Rev Kate Cook. The dates are given in the sidebar on the right.
Saturday Prayer Breakfasts
Prayer breakfasts are held once a month from 9.15 to 10.15 on Saturday mornings. Everyone is welcome come along. The dates of the next few are in the sidebar on the right, usually the last Saturday of the month (on a phone, scroll down).
10.00 – 11.00 am
*: asterisk indicates service is in the Hall
HC: service includes Holy Communion
3rd*: Oscar Fortune
10th: Rev John Rackley, HC
17th*, Christingle: Sue Sharman
24th, Christmas Eve carol service: Rev Kate Cook
25th, Christmas Day family service: Rev Kate Cook
31st*: Rev John Rackley
7th: Rev Kate Cook, Covenant Service
14th: Rev John Rackley
21st*: Alan Stead
28th: Rev John Rackley
4th*: Rev John Rackley
11th: Rev Kate Cook, HC
18th*: Rev Kate Cook
25th: Howard Smith
Discussion group meeting at 6 pm.
11.30 – 12.15 am
There will then be a break until the new year.
Saturdays at 9.15 am for an hour. The next dates are: