Encounter – Contemporary Service

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

Approaching 2024 service dates: Feb 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th; March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, but on the 31st March we will be participating in a St Mary’s combined service, at 10:30am with refreshments from 9:45am.

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

Led by our Curate, Chris Hutchins, ‘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 new 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.


Jesus loved children and so do we. While we can’t (yet) run children’s groups, there is a dedicated children’s corner in church for under 5s with toys and books, and there will be tables with activities to enable 6-11 year olds to get creative.


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


Please join our 9.30am congregation for refreshments before the service from 10.45am. Most weeks Chris and his family will also be heading to Wetherspoons for lunch after the service and would love you to join them!

A close-up of a christian woman reading and study in the bible.