Here at St. Andrew's, we have many who love traditional forms of worship and many who like a more modern approach. So we offer a variety of worship styles.
A normal morning service will include a mixture of traditional and modern hymns, prayers, bible readings and a sermon. Sometimes, we include drama or puppets! We try to make our sermons relevant to real life, offering encouragement and challenge. Our children and teenagers join us for the first part of the service, then head off to their own activities elsewhere in the building.
One a month, we have "All-age Worship" when the whole church family stays together for the full service. This can take many forms but is often focussed on the joy of faith.
During the year, we have several Parade Services, when we are joined by the Scouts, Guides, Cubs, Brownies, Beavers and Rainbows. The services are "All-age" in format and very popular.
Communion is included once a month, alternating between receiving the bread and wine in the seats and coming to the communion rail. We believe in an open table to which all are welcome.
Evening worship is a normally a smaller congregation and a quieter service. It takes a normal format of hymns, prayers, readings and a sermon, with communion held monthly.
There is a "Healing Service" in alternate months and this is a quiet, reflective time with lots of opportunity to pray.
From time-to-time, we have Songs of Praise services where people choose their favourite hymns which they might introduce.
We are also exploring other forms of worship, possibly on different days, including Cafe Worship.
For children, there is a regular Messy Church.