ABOUT OUR CHURCH
We meet together for family worship each Sunday morning at Bill Quay Church, beginning at 10.15am in the church with coffee after in the adjacent hall. The service includes music, prayer, some time studying the Bible, and also opportunities to talk to each other about what God has been doing in our own lives. Sometimes the service includes time to discuss issues of faith and our daily lives in smaller groups, and once a month we take communion together, sometimes in small groups and sometimes in individual quiet reflection. Communion is usually on the last Sunday in the month. We’re usually finished at 11.30pm and there is time and space to chat further or pray together afterwards.
Our services are a mix of the informal and formal; our music group uses a wide range of instruments including guitars, keyboard, drums, flute, violin, mandolin and oboe! Some services use a traditional ‘sermon’ approach while others can be more interactive. We encourage as many people as possible to contribute in our services, so that worship is participatory rather than relying just on one or two folk to lead. Many of the regular Sunday speakers are from within our own congregation, but we do also have visiting local speakers from nearby churches of varying denominations, including Baptist, Methodist and the NFI network.
Children of all ages are most welcome at our church! Each week we run a kids group for children aged 4-14. We all worship together in the main church for around fifteen minutes, and then the children go out into the hall and explore a Bible theme using a range of creative activities, which include sport, games, art, crafts and cooking. We also have some Family Services throughout the year in which the children take an active part – usually Christmas, Mothers’ Day and Easter – and our Sunday worship throughout the Summer holidays is usually very informal with all age worship every week.
All volunteers who work with children and young people are DBS checked, and there is also a crèche available for babies and toddlers.