Church Life

Although Christianity has been around for 2000 years the church is constantly being converted and renewed.  All churches are different and you may be wondering what this one is like.

It’s not an easy question to answer.

Our church is a very varied group of people who are devoted to Jesus and who are committed to loving God and to loving our neighbours.  Most churches organise themselves around their shared services or times of worship.  We are increasingly trying to organise ourselves around being involved in God’s good purposes for the world.

This means that instead of being a church that is gathered to worship on Sundays we are a church that is sent out to make a difference in the world everyday of our lives.

mocBecause we are all different characters, and have different interests and gifts, we join in with different things together.  Some of us are trying to make a difference through connecting with young people through creative arts – dance, music, drama, art, etc.  Others are enjoying being a community that serves our local community through a cafe and community centre on the High Street.  Others again are trying to make a difference each week by helping out people with practical needs such as gardening or DIY.  Others again are more focussed on the needs of older people.

All of us feel involved and all of us are doing our bit.

None of us feel we have life completely licked, but we are learning to trust God for everything good in life.  When suffering comes, as it always does, we not only have each other but we are finding that God is with us too, sometimes healing us and at other times enabling other good things to come out of bad.  He is faithful.

As Christians we are obviously focussing our lives on Jesus’ teaching and we believe that he is alive today, leading us, filling us, changing us and making us new.

We are also part of the Anglican Church (or Church of England) and this means that we are part of a worldwide community.  We find that spiritual disciplines help us to ‘stay on track’ and so we regularly pray together, break bread together (communion), celebrate together, eat together, play together, worship together, learn together and rest together.  Other disciplines shape our lives too, such as serving, giving, silence, solitude, and confession and over time, if you joined us, you might notice us doing these things.

The main thing that motivates us is the love of God.  Having experienced this for ourselves we want to share it with others.

If you want to find out more about us, come along and join us in living life together under Jesus’ direction…
Richard