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What we Believe


We believe in living out our Christian faith as effectively as possible, having an impact on those who have not yet heard or experienced the great news about Jesus Christ.

We believe we should share the good news about Jesus, equip people in their faith journey and see them live out their faith in the world.

At the church, we believe in…
  • The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
  • The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
  • The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
  • The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
  • The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
  • The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
  • The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
  • The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
  • The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
  • The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.

 

This text was taken from the Evangelical Alliance basis of faith page

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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: 

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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.

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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.
 
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