- St Catherine's Church
- Church Road
- CH42 0LQ
All our services centre around reading and teaching the Bible.
Our morning service is our main service on a Sunday. There are groups for children aged up to 14 and a creche for 0-2s.
Here's what you can expect on a typical Sunday:
We will sing about four songs. They might be hymns, modern songs or something more for the kids. How the music is played varies from week to week: sometimes it's on the organ, sometimes the piano, and sometimes using backing tracks.
The Bible will be read and taught. Our sermons are usually in series, often working through a particular book of the Bible. The passage will be read and then explained, so that we understand not just what it meant when it was written, but why we still need to know about it today.
We will pray. We say some prayers together, which you are welcome to join in if you wish, and we pray about things that are happening in the world.
Communion. About once a month we take communion together to remember Jesus' death for us. If you believe and trust in Jesus you are welcome to come and share in the bread and wine. If not, don't worry, you can either stay in your seat (no one will mind) or you can come forward and someone will pray a short prayer with you.
Tea and coffee. After the service we have a brew. This is a great chance to spend some time together and perhaps talk about what we learned from the Bible during the service.
Kids. The under 3s can be taken into the creche area within the main body of the church, and the 3-14's can go to the groups which happen in the church lounge or in the St Catherine's Community Centre. For more information, take a look at the kids section of the website. However if you feel you want to take your child out for some more free time, it is fine to go into the church lounge at the back, at any time.
Our evening service is a little different. It has many of the same elements you'll find in the morning service, but it's all a bit more informal. We meet in the church lounge and sit around tables with a cuppa, and it's the service where we take the opportunity to sometimes do things a little differently: in the past we've had hot potato sessions with hot topics and real hot potatoes to eat, and the sermons are sometimes on a theme rather than a book of the Bible.