A more traditional service where you will find us singing a hymn or two, taking Holy Communion, Prayer, Children's services, Fun, Friendship, Coffee and Cake
Church on the Wood this Sunday 17th Sept 2023
Gather together with your family and others and enjoy crafts, activities, modern worship, fun, friends, and food as we retell the Christian faith in an informal and relaxed environment. At each service we share food together after the service. See the events page to book on.
Monday Morning Prayer @ 11am
We all lead busy lives but it's good to give time to God at the start of a busy schedule. Try it. Each weekday at church begins with Morning Prayer. We read Psalms and passages from The Bible; discuss and pray for all kinds of global, community and personal issues. Morning Prayer lasts about 30 minutes, you could pop in for 5 minutes on your way from dropping the children off at school or on your way to work.
Andy Pandy's imaginative & sensory play: Tuesday 10 - 11.30am
Andy Pandy's, imaginative and sensory play has had a bit of a revamp and we know you are going to absolutely love and enjoy all the new things. We believe in the importance of creating a space that will encourage children to have fun and use their amazing imaginations! We also acknowledge through conversations with local parents that many of the children in our community really enjoy different sensory experiences. So, with this in mind we have created a play space that will combine the two from soft play, to a reading corner, dressing up, exploration tables, sensory pads and more! The charge is £2.50 per child and includes; snacks for the children refreshments for adults all new equipment and toys.
Monday's 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Our new youth cafe launched earlier this year and has been a huge success. It is a great opportunity for young people aged 10+ to gather with other young people in a youth cafe environment. We have other activities such as smoothies, sports, big screen switch gaming, table tennis and lots more. No need to book, just turn up on the day and get involved.
The Well on the Wood: Every Wednesday 9am - 11am
The Well on The Wood, in the words of some of our parents, is a 'Stay and Play; for parents/carersof children. The Well is a welcoming, safe and creative space for parents to; Get involved in craft activities Make friends Enjoy breakfast Regular supportive conversations with other parents/carers, who are facing similar life and parenting challenges. The Well on the Wood is run by an invaluable group of volunteers who each week set up the hall, organise activities, serve breakfast and share God’s love.
Knit-Bitz: 12.00pm - 2.00pm Thursday
Knit and Natter Group meet every Thursday to develop their knitting skills; drink tea, eat cake and biscuits and chat. Don't worry if you've never picked up knitting needles before. Many of the group were in just that position, but help, advice and tuition is available from the other members. Knit Bitz has taken on all kinds of knitting challenges; garments for refugees; clothes for the premature baby unit at Heartlands Hospital; clothes for women's refuges and toys for children who visit their parents in prison.
Christianity Explored Starts again Setpemeber 13th @ 12 noon - Just turn up, there's plenty of cake and Tea!
There are two gatherings, the afternoon @ 12 for those that can make it during the day and then the evening from 7.15pm. The gatherings give us an opportunity to ask the tough questions exploring faith and seek plausible answers from the Christian faith. We get together in person and watch a series of episodes that explore the basics of the Christian faith.
Each month we have a social activity where everyone is invited to join in. Some months is the ladies, other weeks the guys arrange something. And then we often all come together for a wonderful evening with all involved. Speak to Andi or Briony if you would like to be part of our social gatherings and we shall add you to the group.