Whether you’re just passing through, new to the area and looking for a new church or simply wanting to take some tentative steps finding our about the Christian faith, come along on a Sunday morning, we’d be delighted to see you.
Sometimes going to church can be a little daunting especially if you’ve haven’t been to church for a while, or if at all! A potential first hurdle in coming to Abbey Church is the fact that we meet in a school. Be reassured that despite not having a (traditional) church building of our own, we’re perfectly normal people, all it means is that we set-up and pack away every Sunday! When you walk in you’ll find chairs instead of pews, a music stand instead of a lectern, a school piano instead of a church organ and not to forget, we’ll be there as well!
Arriving on a Sunday
There is off street parking at Heron School where we meet. There are a limited number of spaces but there is typically enough for everyone.
When you arrive you’ll be welcomed in the school foyer and given a bulletin which contains information about what’s happening at Abbey Church, you’ll be then shown to a seat.
Our services start at 10:30 a.m. and typically last between 1¼ – 1½ hours. This organised time together consists of singing from modern and traditional songs, a 30 minute sermon near the beginning of the service (explaining, encouraging and teaching from the bible) and prayer. Prayer can sometimes be ‘open’, this simply means that the person leading may give opportunity for anyone to pray a short prayer.
There is also the possible inclusion of any of the following depending on what Sunday you come:
- Communion (see Communion at Abbey Church)
- Sharing of news from overseas Christians that we support with prayers and finances.
- Welcoming people into the church