Search

Type your text, and hit enter to search:
Close This site uses cookies. If you continue to use the site you agree to this. For more details please see our cookies policy.

What Is Christianity?

The message at the heart of Christianity is pretty simple. Find out what it's all about in this two-minute video. Turn your speakers on. At the bottom of the page there are details on how to ask any questions you may have.

 

Christianity is about Jesus. But who is Jesus?

Jesus once asked his followers this question:

"Who do you say I am?"

  • A prophet with a new teaching?
  • A healer to the sick?
  • A saviour to a lost world?


WIC.1

Jesus claimed each of these, but most importantly, he claimed to be God in the flesh.

At the dawn of time he ignited human history when he spoke. He breathed life into the lungs of the first man and woman - and every inch of creation itself.

WIC2

But we rebelled. We turned against our King and followed our own ways, even though it would cost us our life. Our sin poisoned his perfect creation, giving way to sickness, injustice, and death.

WIC3

Sin separated us from one another, and from God.

Why did Jesus come?

But rather than cast off humanity, God sent his Son Jesus to enter into the world he Created - the one broken by our sin. He breathed our air, became human like us.

WIC4

He lived a perfect life - the one God intended we live - and called us to repent of our sin and follow him in faith. 

Some believed his word and recognised him as King. Others denied him. They crowned him with thorns and murdered him. They rejected him, and so have we.

But God had a plan. Jesus willingly gave himself up to die on a cross to save us from God's judgment and the death we deserve.

WIC5

On that cross, he exchanged our rebellion for his obedience. Our brokenness for his perfection.

The Son of God died so we could live.

And on the third day, he rose to life again, defeating death forever.

And now, he sits on the throne of heaven, offering life through the Holy Spirit to all those who repent and trust in him.

WIC6

What does it mean for us?

Jesus is the King of Kings.

You can either crown him or crucify him. There is no middle ground.

No one will ever ask you a more important question than the one Jesus asked:

Who do you say I am?

Questions?

Please contact us and we will be happy to go through your questions.

Content kindly provided by

CEM logo black

Planning your Visit

A Warm Welcome 

If you're planning to visit us on a Sunday morning, here is some useful information so you know what to expect.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details below) for our Sunday Service starting at 10.00 am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving a little early to ensure you can park locally (check the different restrictions on the roadside) and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you will be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

After the service you are welcome to join us for a hot or cold drink and a biscuit, this is completely free of charge and is a great way to informally meet a few of our members. 

Plan your journey: 

Open Google Maps

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are accessible toilets available too.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10.00 am with a warm welcome from one of our team. Then follows a time of sung worship, led by our band. We typically have 2 or 3 songs lasting approximately 10 minutes. At this point, the children and youth normally leave and go to their groups.

Then, a person will often pray out loud or read a small passage from the bible. Sometimes people share things that they believe God is saying to the whole church family. This might seem strange the first time you hear it but it’s all part of our connecting with God. At some point during the service, we will share news and notices, usually about what’s going on in the life of the church. One of our leaders will then give a sermon that is bible-based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then finish with a final worship song or two and often there is an opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service.

What about my kids?

We have a great programme lined up for children of all ages:

  • Creche (Pre-school)
  • Sunday Club (Reception to Year 6)
  • Zone (School Year 7 -11) 
  • Young people Those in school years 11 - 13 are encouraged to help with Zone or Children's work if they'd like to, or stay in the main service. 

Children stay with their parent or carer at the start of the service for the welcome and worship. The service leader will clearly announce when it is time for the children and young people to go out to their groups.  If your child has not attended the group before, you will need to go with your children to register them as part of our child safety policy. 

The children's activities vary depending on the age but usually, there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.

flag waving

Getting Connected


Connect Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small home groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. If you'd like to join a home group, get in touch with the church office and we can put you in touch with a group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If once you have visited a few times, you want to get more involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. Please talk to Pastor David or one of the Elders about the opportunities that are available. 

Other Ministries

We also run the following ministries:

  • Clifford Day centre for the elderly
  • Sunday Access group for adults with learning disabilities
  • Men's Breakfast
  • Parent and Toddler Group
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
Name:
Telephone:
Email Address:
Comments / Questions or any feedback you'd like to give?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.