group of people meet in the same church buildings and
share the same faith as the 'traditional' congregation,
and there may be some people whose broad tastes take
part in both services. It's not a separate church as
members of each congregation are members of the same
church community and can be members of the governing
groups such as the Church Council.
difference is in the way worship is offered on a Sunday.
The 'traditional' service may continue to be the familiar
hymn & prayer sandwich, but the alternative service
could be anything from the emerging '3 block' service
(of worship time (singing & prayers), preaching,
and then response in prayer, giving or other forms of
expression) to the very relaxed and informal café
style or a discussion group.
see the Preaching Plan
the next date for Bitesize. It starts from 9:30
am in a very relaxed way with breakfast, time to discuss
our theme for the day, stuff for children to do, all
in the main hall. We will move on to share in worship
at the beginning of the 10:30 service in church. If
you want to go home or onto something else after this
(by around 11am) that's cool, alternatively there will
be Sunday Explorers as usual. Hope to see you there!
approach to being 'church' is a flexible and aims to
be user-friendly. Any ideas or preferences you may have
are welcome for discussion. The event doesn't have to
be the same every time so please contact the webmaster
or our Deacon
if you have any suggestions to make.