Morning Service Format
Amongst Methodist churches we are somewhat unusual in that we book our own preachers as well as having our own minister, whom also has four other churches to lead.
A local worship leader normally leads the service through, allowing the preacher to concentrate on the ministry of The Word. Children are usually in the service for the first 15-20 minutes before going to "LiveWires". For more on youth events please see our Youth page.
Communion is taken during the service one Sunday in each month. After the service tea and coffee are served at the back of the church. We do not take up an offering in any service but there is a box on the way in if you would like to contribute. The members of the church take responsibility for the financial needs of the church. There is a loop system for those with hearing impairment.
We have a variety of preachers at our Sunday services, including our minister, other church members, the local Methodist cicuit and preachers from a variety of other tradtitions and backgrounds. An archive of past sermons is available to download via dropbox. Here is the schedule for the next few months.
Songs and Worship - Lively and Diverse
In any family there is diversity and we attempt to cater for lots of preferences in the styles of worship we provide. We have several musicians and singers and through our lively worship style we seek to communicate in a relevant way to help people to connect with God. A different worship leader leads worship each week, which in itself brings different flavours to the worship. The words of songs and readings are on screen and we also make use of Power Point and video clips when relevant.
We have a variety of different Evening Services:
First Sunday in the month: Open Prayer Stations at 6.30pm for an hour. The prayer team set up different prayer 'stations' where people are invited to move around and pray quietly for different needs. These may be the missions we support, or topical issues or different needs around the world. Tea and coffee are usually available.
Second Sunday: Our Minister leads a service at 6:30pm. This is a quiet, reflective service, which often includes Holy Communion and an opportunity to be prayed for for healing.
Third Sunday: Currently no Evening Service.
Fourth Sunday: The Christians at the four churches in Capel St Mary join together for prayer at 6.30 - 7.30pm (7.30pm start during the summer months) These services are hosted and led by each church in turn.