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 usually use The Methodist Worship Book. On the first Sunday of the month we hold cafe style worship in the main hall. We now also hold the service on third Sunday of the month in the main hall. These two services provide a more relaxed and informal style of worship which many of our members enjoy.
All are welcome to join us. We have two 'welcomers' on duty each Sunday who will hopefully make you feel at home. You may sit anywhere, either downstairs in the sanctuary or upstairs in the balcony. We will have prayers, readings, hymns and songs, and hopefully a not too long sermon! You are welcome to join in or just sit and observe. You are more than welcome to join us for refreshments in the main hall after the service.
Our services 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.
During the morning service our young people have their own activities in the SunClub and join us either at the beginning or towards the end of the service. Sun Club is not held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month when the service is in the main hall.
A creche facility can be provided for pre-school aged children.
Our choir leads our singing in morning service.
On occasions such as Easter, Remembrance Sunday and Christmas we hold All Age Services at which the children remain in Church. 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.
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.
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 which is held in the church sanctuary is recorded on tape for the housebound and those unable to attend.
The Church is wheelchair accessible.