You are very welcome to join us to worship in our buildings! We’d love to see you!
Our weekly services are all quite relaxed and informal by Church of England standards, but each one has a slightly different flavour:
- Sunday 9.30am – at St Luke’s – Sunday worship with regular communion, a bit more structured with hymns. About 1 hour.
- Sunday 11am – at St James’ – More informal and contemporary (also Live Streamed on YouTube). About 1 hour.
- Wednesday 10.30am – at St James’ – A shorter, quieter service with traditional hymns and refreshments after. About 45 minutes.
St James’ is on Hollincross Lane SK13 8JQ; St Luke’s is on Fauvel Road SK13 7AR; The Vineyard is on Charlestown Road SK13 8JN
Q: What is there for children or youth?
Sunday Children’s and Youth Groups run during the services on Sunday morning.
- For Primary-aged children & Youth: The children start off in church and are then taken by the leaders to their session and are brough back into church at the end of the service.
- For Pre-Schoolers and smaller children: There’s a Kids Zone room in St Lukes and a Baby Zone room in St James where there are bible themed activity sheets, toys and books.
Q: What if I want to keep my children with me?
Children are very welcome in our services. There are special groups for them at both churches, but if you prefer to stay together, then please don’t worry if they make a noise or run around.
You can take your children into a side room or there are activity sheets available or you can stay in the service together – whichever you prefer.
Q: Where can I park?
We don’t have any dedicated car-parking, however, there is free street parking near our buildings. It’s easiest to park on Charlestown Road (for St James & The Vineyard) or Fauvel Road (for St Luke’s)
Q: What should I wear?
We are informal. Wear whatever you like!
Q: What safety measures are you taking?
With the changing situation with COVID and government guidelines, we now have more freedom in how we worship.
- COVID measures such as facemasks, social distancing and sanitiser are no longer required or requested.
- However, if you want to take any of these precautions, please feel free to do so.
- Our buildings are large spaces and it is therefore generally possible to find places to sit with space around you – or without people behind you. Please take that opportunity if it helps.
- We ask everyone to be sensitive and loving to one another – to respect other people’s choices and spaces as necessary.
- Please stay at home if you have any COVID symptoms for the sake of others.
Please feel free to take these extra precautions if you prefer:
- Feel free to reserve spaces alongside you to ensure social distancing
- We will continue live streaming of the 11am service when we can or putting a recording of the sermon on our website
- If you have particular concerns, please let us know
- We take the safety of all those who come to our church buildings very seriously – especially at this time. We are following the guidelines set by the government and the Church of England. We have carried out full Risk Assessments. We will continue to monitor these and update them as necessary if local or national guidelines change.
- For those who are vulnerable, sick, or prefer not to come, we are continuing to provide services online.
Q: What about Communion?
- We share Communion regularly at our services, however there are safety measures in place for how we do that. Although we are sharing a common cup, you can ask for an individual cup if that makes you feel more comfortable.
Q: What if I’ve got other questions?
- Hopefully we’ve covered most things on the homepage and here, but if not, please do contact us.
Thank you to everyone who has worked hard during the pandemic to ensure that we have been able to minimise disruption. As we move forward, please let’s all continue to be patient and caring for one another – so that we are known by our love for God, for one another and for others.