Encounter – Contemporary Service

Encounter is a weekly Sunday service at 11.15am (come at 11am for coffee!).

Approaching 2024 service dates: June 16th, 23rd, 30th. July 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th.

If you fancy something a little more informal and contemporary, then Encounter could be what you’re looking for!

Led by our Encounter Team, Mark & Rachel Porthouse, Dave & Sheila Pullin and David Sparkes, ‘Encounter’ aims to do just what it says on the tin – provide an environment that will enable people to encounter God, with contemporary worship and an informal vibe.

The tagline for the service is ‘Come, Encounter, Receive’:

  • Come – Be welcomed and accepted as you are, no previous church experience required!
  • Encounter – Meet the Living God
  • Receive – The Holy Spirit, prayer, encouragement, support, friendship.


At the end of every service there will be the opportunity to receive prayer.


Please join us from 10:45am for refreshments with St Mary’s 9.30am congregation.

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