A spoken Book of Common Prayer service of Holy Communion in either an Audio format (for those who don't have access to a screen but can participate by listening) or a Video format. Accompanying document of the liturgy is also available.
We meet at St Margaret’s Church for our Sunday Service starting at 10am. This may be a traditional service with hymns or a more contemporary style with worship songs played by the band. The main service begins with a warm welcome from one of our team members. We have a mixture of services, comprising of Morning Prayer, Morning Worship, All Together and Holy Communion. Our music is organ and band. We typically have 3 or 4 songs. We then 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. There is always an opportunity to receive private prayer at the end of the service.
We serve tea, coffee and biscuits after the service from 11.15am. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.
Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Sides Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There is also a disabled toilet and baby changing facilities.
We have a great programme lined up for children of all ages:
Creche (0 months to 2 years). Children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their parent/carer at all times.
Bubbles (3-5 years)
Juniors (6-11 years)
Ignite (11-14 years)
Youth (14+ years)
Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs, and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of the notices someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups. You will need to go with your children to their groups and register them as part of our child safety policy.
The children’s group 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, usually around 11.15am.
This is a temporary arrangement and we aim to offer two main services on a Sunday in the coming months as we did pre-pandemic.
Children's groups usually run concurrently in the Orchard - unless we are holding an All-together service, which is multi-generational, then all are welcome in church.