Worship

Worship imageOUR SERVICES

Our calling is to develop ways of worshipping which enable people to experience the transforming presence of God.

Our Sunday morning service takes place at 10:30am and usually lasts just over an hour. Once a month it is a service of Holy Communion in which all are invited to share, for which we use The Methodist Worship Book.  On occasions we use the Iona Communion service.

Our services are varied and are led by our Minister, Rev Tim Perkins, other Ministers from the Wharfedale and Aireborough Circuit, visiting preachers and local preachers.  A recent introduction has been Local Arrangement services for which members of the congregation or groups connected with the Church take responsibility for the service.  This can be challenging but also gives the opportunity for more varied styles of worship.  We have held a Songs of Praise service and recently members who were involved with the Apprenctice Group led our worship.

During the morning service our young people have their own activities in the SunClub and join us in Church towards the end of the service to share with us what they have been doing.


There is a creche for pre-school children.  At present we have no separate provison for teenage children during morning service.

Our choir plays a full part in our morning service.

On occasions such as Easter, Remembrance Sunday and Christmas we hold a family service at which the children remain in Church.  We have recently introduced  occasional All Age Worship services in an attempt to offer different styles of worship on a Sunday morning.  We also hold some special services which we hope will serve some of the individual needs of our members and the local community.

Tea and coffee are served in the main hall following the morning service which gives our congregation the opportunity to chat and share fellowship.

Donations for the tea and coffee are given to a small number of charities selected each year by the Church Council.  For the year 2016/17 we are supporting: Charlotte Wormald, Breadline Africa and Bradford Action for Refugees.

An evening service is held at one or more of the churches in the Wharfedale and Aireborough Circuit to which we are welcome to attend.  Occasionally, there is a joint evening Circuit service or an united evening service within our local Churches Together.  These will be detailed on the Calendar.

 
Cafe Church in Cornerstone was a joint venture with St John's our local Anglican Church.  We hope to introduce some form of evening worship in the future.

A PowerPoint system is used to project the hymns, readings and other information during our services.  Microphones are used and there is an audio loop system.

We sing from the new Methodist hymn book Singing the Faith and have large print editions available.

The morning service is recorded on tape for the housebound and those unable to attend.

Transport can be arranged for anyone who would otherwise be unable to get to Church or attend our meetings.

The Church is wheelchair accessible.


 


 


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