Information for the Worshipper
Morning Worship caters for all age groups. The Sunday School leave for classes after approximately 20 minutes. Younger children and babies are catered for in a crèche. Parents may accompany their children, many go out with them and slip back into church when they are settled.
Worship styles vary often using readers and worship leaders assisting the appointed preacher. A variety of Hymn books are used supplemented by an Overhead and a Data Projector. On the first Sunday in the month all groups stay together for All-age-worship, a crèche is available if required.
Facilities in the church include
ramp access for wheelchairs at both front entrances,
disabled toilet off the vestibule between the Foyer and the meeting room,
baby change in the disabled toilet
loop system in church for hearing aid users
large print editions of both hymn books.
preachers are asked to help those with difficulties seeing the screen by providing printed versions of projected material and announcing numbers of those hymns in the books.
A car park, at the rear of the church, is accessed by turning right in front of the school gates at the top of Gorge Street
The evening service is an intimate occasion often with a quieter reflective style.
Information for the Preacher
Hymns and Psalms and Mission Praise combined are used. An OHP and Data Projector are available.
The organ is played by several organists appreciate knowledge of the hymns a few days before the service (Thursday evening at the latest), The steward. will endeavor to contact the preacher.
At the morning service the preacher is asked to accommodate the Sunday School
during the first part of the service. A scholar reads a lesson from the Sunday
School lesson book and the Sunday School choose the second hymn. A short
children's address is often given. The preachers attention is drawn to the
youth policy (clause 5)
The Sunday School usually leave after the collection, before the third hymn.
Morning worship adult congregation numbers between 50and 80, more for special services.
The afternoon/ evening service us usually held in a meeting room equipped with organ, piano and good sized lectern. Attendance is 10 - 20. Special evening services are held in the church. The small room lends itself to a more relaxed style. Preachers often chose four hymns although five is not uncommon.
Members of the congregation are available to read lessons, act scripted dramas, etc., please contact the steward at least a week before. If the data projector is required at least 10 days notice is needed. If using either projector a few paper copies at normal print size will be appreciated by visually handicap members of the congregation.