Services in our Buildings

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

FAQs

Q: What is there for children or youth?

Sunday Children’s and Youth Groups run during the St James’ service on Sunday morning.

  • For Primary-aged children & Youth: Drop off at the Vineyard (18-20 Charlestown Rd, SK13 8JN) from 10.50am. Please also remember to collect them after the service!
  • For Pre-Schoolers: Kingdom Kiddies runs during the 11am service in St James’ building.
  • For smaller children: There’s a Baby Zone room in St James & also a small soft play area in the church.
  • Roughly monthly we have Messy Church in The Vineyard – lots of fun, faith & food for families!

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 St James’, but if you prefer to stay together, then please don’t worry if they make a noise or run around.

At St Luke’s, 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! (Although swimwear isn’t encouraged except for baptisms!)

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:

  • Songs will generally be at the start and end of services – so you can arrive late or leave early  
  • Feel free to reserve spaces alongside you to ensure social distancing
  • We will continue live streaming of the 11am service 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. For example, we will not share a common cup, instead we dip the bread in the wine before distributing it to each person.

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.