Worship

Sunday services resume from 6 December

Please read our guidance before coming to church


Forthcoming services – full details, including times and preachers.

Worshipping at home – resources for lockdown and for those unable to come to church.

Previous services – edited recordings of some of our Sunday services are available.


The information on this page relates to normal times and is superseded by our guidance for Covid-safe worship.

Morning worship

Chancel window roundelOur Sunday morning worship starts at 10.30 am and normally lasts about an hour.

We celebrate Holy Communion once a month, usually on the second Sunday. Services which include communion tend to last a bit longer than an hour.

Refreshments are served after the service. If you are visiting or worshipping with us for the first time we hope you will stay for a drink and a chat, but there is no pressure to do so.

Level access is available via the side door.

Forthcoming services

Young Explorers

Young Explorers are children three years old and upwards, and meets at 10.30 am each Sunday. The children are usually in church for the first part of the service and then leave for their own activities. Visiting children are very welcome to join us, or to stay in church with their parents.

Crèche

A crèche for children up to the age of three is available during Sunday morning services. It is staffed by a rota of experienced and DBS-checked helpers. If you are visiting us, please let the person who greets you know that you may want to use the crèche. Parents are welcome to remain in the crèche until their children have settled. Sound is relayed to the crèche room, so you can still listen to the service while you are with your child.

Informal evening worship

We hold a very informal evening service once a month. With a few exceptions this takes place on the 4th Sunday of the month at 6.30 pm. Go to forthcoming services for up-to-date details. Please use the side door to the church.

Year of Prayer

On the 2nd Sunday of each month (starting 11 October 2020) we are holding a short prayer-based meeting in connection with the Methodist Church's Year of Prayer. The meetings last about half an hour, and include a Bible reading, music, and time for private prayer.

Parade services

Parade services are currently suspended until further notice due to the impossibility of achieving the necessary social distancing.

We hold regular parade services when the Guide and Scout groups based at our church join us for 10.30 morning worship. These services are always all-age worship, designed to be suitable for children as well as adults. We have four parade services each year:

  • Harvest Festival – normally the first Sunday in October. Everyone is invited to bring gifts of tinned food, which will be donated to Sutton Foodbank.
  • Toy Service – normally the first Sunday in December. You are invited to bring donations of gift vouchers (any store) for children of prisoners' families, which will be sent via the Prison Advice and Care Trust.
  • Mothering Sunday (Mothers Day) – this is always the 4th Sunday in Lent, three weeks before Easter Sunday (14 March 2021).
  • Summer parade service – normally the first Sunday in July (4 July 2021).

Church membership

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Methodist Church please contact the minister, either direct or via the church office.

Further information

Details of forthcoming services are listed separately.

All our church services are also listed on our calendar of events.

Services at all churches in the Sutton Circuit are shown on the circuit service plan.


Page last updated: 30th November 2020 4:38 PM