Our Sunday services bring us together to share, as one family, who God is and to explore the Bible's teachings. Click here for who does what to keep things running in our church community.
Morning Worship: 10.00am-11.15am
As Methodism is founded on 'the priesthood of all believers', we don't just have Rev Mark Barrett leading worship each week. We may be led by another of the North Wiltshire Circuit ministerial team, or one of our lay local preachers. We are also fortunate to have our own team of four Worship Leaders we can call on, members of our own congregation, who may also lead services. The format of the service itself always remains recognisable, however calling on a diverse group gives us fresh insights and interpretation.
We are minimal on formality and actively encourage others to participate in worship if they wish. This may be to read at the lectern, to take up the offertory, or act as a friendly greeter at the church doors.
We read a prayer together. This is followed by traditional and contemporary hymns and songs led by our music group, interspersed with a children's address and time of prayer.
We are always keen to have more join our music group, so if you have a musical gift, no matter how modest, we'd love to hear from you: Contact Barbara.
Before the sermon or talk, the children leave to participate in Junior Church. (Once a month, we remain together in a church family-oriented 'All-Age' service'.)
Holy Communion takes place once a month. God's love and table are open to all: we have no barriers to who can and can't take Communion, adult or child, confirmed or not confirmed.
We also have a Prayers of Intercession book read out during worship. All are welcome to write people or causes they wish prayed for. Some entries may be from our wonderful Pastoral Care team - a mutual support network, we make sure everyone has an official friend so they are never overlooked and supported by us through the good times and the bad.
Following the service, we would love to see you join us downstairs to enjoy refreshment over some lovely conversation.