Pattern of Worship

We have historically held a Sunday morning service in a fairly traditional format, led by one of the three ministers in our Circuit, or by a visiting or lay preacher.  However, we like to introduce variety and interest in themes, speakers, music and prayer.  We are starting to develop different approaches to worship and considering the option of a service at another time in the week. 

Special services such as Easter, Harvest Festival or the church’s anniversary offer the opportunity to be adventurous.  Any services involving the uniformed organisations (Guides, Scouts, Brownies, etc.) are joyous occasions.  We are lucky to have a fine church organ at Bromley Road and enjoy singing, a rich tradition of Methodism. At present this organ is being renovated, looking to be in use again late Spring or early Summer. In the meantime our organists provide excellent piano accompaniment. 

During the Summer Quarter, Holy Communion and All Age worship will be held jointly for both congregations at Bromley Road, with other services being preacher-led at Bromley Road and, at Clock House Road, Local Arrangements led by members of that congregation.  Electronic giving is still encouraged, either by standing order or card machine (soon to be introduced). Offertory brought as cash or weekly envelopes will be collected during the service.

After-service refreshments and chat have resumed.

Junior Church

Depending on the number of children present, we hold Junior Church.  The children participate for a short time with the main congregation, and then leave for dedicated activities guided by qualified, experienced congregation members.  They re-join the rest of us for Holy Communion.  In all-age, family services they can play a larger role!

Through our building renovation we have created a new crèche space where we foresee Junior Church will be able to take place separately, but still connected and within sight through glazing of the service going on in the sanctuary.  This crèche area will also be used by families with infants who are too young for Junior Church.

All ages are very welcome at our church!

Editor, May 22



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