The Churches of Christ joined us in 1981, followed by the Congregational Union of Scotland in 2000.
Our beliefs and practices are very similar to that of the Methodist and Baptist churches , but our structure is different in that it is a ‘bottom-up’ up church with decisions laying in the hands of the members, rather than being imposed from the top.
Our main services are held each Sunday morning from 10.30am and last roughly one hour. They are lead by a number of different Ordained Ministers and Accredited Lay Preachers and therefore vary somewhat in style, but are generally less formal than Anglican, or Roman Catholic services, but not as informal as many services led by our more charismatic friends. Holy Communion is included in the first Sunday service of every month and is served to the congregation by the church Elders.
Our usual service will include the singing of hymns and songs, the reading of scripture, prayers and a short talk or sermon. Words and pictures are often projected onto a screen .
Reflection for Sunday 12th July 2020
Occasionally short video clips are used to help illustrate that mornings theme or to help with the music.
Our aim is to preach the good news of Christ’s gospel in a way that is able to be understood and is relevant for the people living in today’s world.
We welcome people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds. We love to have children in our congregation and will try to make sure that they can enjoy and understand what is going on . We don’t mind if they are a little chatty or wriggly and there are toys for very little ones .
We don’t object to well behaved dogs either, although we would that they are kept on a lead.
After every service there is a time to get together and chat over a cuppa and a biscuit or two.
If you would like to give a friendly, relaxed church a try , please do come in and see us we would love to see you.
Holy Communion is held on the 1st Sunday of each month at 10.30am.
Home Communion by arrangement please speak with one of the ministers .
Tea & coffee will be served after every service we extend a warm welcome to all for an opportunity to enjoy fellowship.
Sunday services are at 10.30 am. Services are led by local ministers and Lay preachers
There will be occasional evening services time and dates will follow on the site as and when known please keep an eye open.
The Eritrean Church members meet Sunday afternoon’s at 2pm.
We are part of the CHIMES group of churches ( Churches together in Milton Eastney and Southsea and meet regularly for working lunches with other church Ministers and leaders.