Because we are a family of five churches with one minister, our pattern of Sunday services changes every week; for example, on the 3rd and 5th Sunday’s of the month we come together for a joint service at one of our churches; and three times a year at All Saints, Thrumpton we have a Café-style service in the Village Hall. Details of our services Sunday by Sunday are available on the calendar.
Children are welcome at all our services, and a number of our churches have ‘All Age’ services which are more suitable for young people. We also have Sunday Club which gives separate teaching geared to the younger age group (4 to 12 year olds). This runs every Sunday from 11:00am to 12:00 in the Church Hall in Gotham (opposite St Lawrence Church). On the 4th Sunday of the month the children come across the road and join the rest of the church for the All Age ‘Gathering’ service.
Three times a year we produce a ‘Term Card’ which details the services and teaching programme over the next four months; these are available in each of the churches. The latest ‘Term Card’ (January to April 2017) can be downloaded as a PDF file. (40 Kb)
Refreshments are served after many of our morning services. We would love to meet you and chat over a cuppa.
Coming to Church …
At the 453 churches we have a strong emphasis on teaching and Bible study. We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, which continues to speak directly to believers today through the work of the Holy Spirit. Through prayer we seek to discern God’s will and the leading of the Holy Spirit in all we do as a Church.
If you haven’t been to church before or for a long time then do not be anxious - we will give you a warm welcome and there is no compulsion to take part in anything you’re not comfortable with. If you’re wondering what to wear or what happens in a service, then find out what to expect when you walk through the door.
During the Week …
On Tuesday’s at 10:30am we have a short Communion service at Gotham church which lasts about half an hour and there is time for coffee and a chat afterwards. Every now and then instead of Communion we have a ‘Songs of Praise’ where the congregation are invited to pick songs for us to sing.
A number of people who come to this service do so because they do not feel ready to come on a Sunday morning; they also like the shorter service and the smaller fellowship afterwards.
Many who come to this service also stay on for a weekly Bible Study.