What to expect in Sunday Worship at Cheswick Green Church.
If you are visiting the area, looking for a home church or just curious about the Christian faith, we are very happy to see you. Below are a few details that might be helpful to you so that you know a bit about what to expect at Cheswick Green Methodist Church Sunday Worship.
Our Morning Service runs from 10-11a.m.
We meet in the School Hall at Cheswick Green Primary School (Click here for Google maps.)
There is a small car park inside the school gates and we are also free to park on Cheswick Way (with respect for the local residents.)
Other questions you might have:
WHAT TO WEAR?!
Casual dress is the most common choice but feel free to wear your 'Sunday best'.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I/WE ARRIVE?
You will need to enter the school through the entrance indicated by our signage not the main door. You are free to choose where to sit and either chat to your neighbour or spend a quiet moment listening to the music before the service begins.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A 'TYPICAL' SERVICE?
As our Sunday services are led by a variety of worship leaders, each service is different. However, each service will include the opportunity to sing hymns & worship songs, pray, listen to readings from the Bible and a talk based on those readings. The words for our hymns and songs plus other items for people to join in are usually projected on a screen. Each service includes the opportunity to make a financial offering to the work of the church but visitors should not feel obliged to contribute to this. The first Sunday of the month is usually our Communion Service where bread and (non-alcoholic) wine are shared in thanksgiving for all God has done for us in Jesus. Anyone who wishes to grow in their understanding of God's love is welcome to share in Communion (including children, with their parents permission.)
WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE?
Children and young people are welcome throughout the main service. If you have a baby or young child please feel free to bring them along with any quiet toys they might have to entertain themselves during the service. We do not currently have a weekly Sunday School,Youth group or creche but aim to be responsive to the changing needs of those who attend our church. We have a significant number of DBS checked people who have training and experience in working with children. If you phone our minister she will try to ensure that activities are organised for any children who accompany you to church.
HOW DOES OUR CHURCH SEEK TO BE INCLUSIVE OF ALL, INCLUDING THOSE WHO HAVE A DISABILITY?
The school premises are fully accessible to those using wheelchairs. Unfortunately there is no Hearing Aid loop on site but the church has its own sound amplification system. When words are projected or printed for hymns etc we consider the needs of those with visual impairments. We are always willing to learn ways in which we may make services more accessible for all.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SERVICE?
After the service please do stay and enjoy tea, coffee, squash and biscuits. Feel free to ask others any questions you might have about the church. If you would like, you can fill in a visitors card and we will keep you informed of special services and future events.