We warmly welcome you to join us at any of our services
SUPPORTING THE PARISH
COME AND WORSHIP
At heart we are a worshipping community. Christians and those who are just wondering, gather together in Jesus’ name to offer praise and thanksgiving, to hear and receive God’s holy word, to pray for the needs of the world, to seek God’s love and forgiveness, and to minister in the power of the Holy Spirit. The writer of the New Testament letter ‘Hebrews’ exhorts us to meet together to encourage one another and to ’motivate one another to acts of love and good works.’ Please come and join us at any of our services and allow us to encourage you at whatever stage you may be on your spiritual journey and for you to bring encouragement to us.
For some people a really great way of getting to know others is by getting involved in the many activities that form part of the life of the church or supporting it. By volunteering you will help to spread the work and will make new friends and, above all, you will be playing your part in making our parish “a relevant focus of spiritual growth and Christ's love”, a rich reward indeed.
There is a huge variety of ways in which you can do this depending on your gifts and abilities and the time you have available. It is voluntary members of the church who assist at services in many different ways, provide refreshments, help out in practical ways to maintain the buildings and the grounds, provide administrative assistance, help visit and prepare families bringing children for baptism, help run small groups, arrange flowers, assist with groups for our children and contribute in other ways too numerous to list.
All this might sound like hard work, (sometimes it is!) but it is satisfying to see the church community prosper and helps all of us involved to meet new people and feel we belong. So, when you are ready, please do volunteer to help out in some way - the churchwardens or any of the contacts listed here would be delighted to talk further with you.
Virtually all our income comes from the voluntary giving of members and visitors or through fund-raising events. We receive no money from government subsidy or grants from the wider church. Most services include an opportunity to give a one-off donation, but we hope that you will wish to support us regularly though a gift-aided standing order.
You can download our donation forms, one for regular giving and one for 'one-off' gifts. We are a registered charity and, therefore, under the Gift Aid scheme, for every £ donated, we can claim a further 25p from the Inland Revenue if you are a UK tax payer. This makes an enormous difference, all we need are your details on the donation form. For further details please speak to our Treasurer or any of the Churchwardens.