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About Worship

Worship is at the heart of all that we do. Our regular Sunday worship is at 10.00am, though occasionally there are services at other times.

As is traditional in Methodism, our services are led by a variety of preachers, both lay and ordained, mostly from the Oxford Circuit, though occasionally from further afield. This means we have the chance to experience a variety of approaches and ideas.  Some services will feel traditional and others innovative.  Once a month we celebrate Holy Communion together and once a quarter we gather more informally for Cafe style worship.

We aim to worship in ways that include everyone and connect to our community and the world.  

Face-to-Face Worship

All are welcome to our regular Sunday Worship, to our Messy Church, which meets on the second Saturday of each month, and to our Minecraft Church, which meets on the fourth Sunday of the month.

Upcoming services

DatePreacherLectionary Readings
11th February Sunday before Lent Racial Justice SundayPaul Carter (Holy Communion)2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9
18th February 1st of Lent Student SundayCafé ChurchGenesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15
25th February 2nd of LentMichael SawyerGenesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38
3rd Mar 3rd of Lent
10.30am start
Miriam Moul (Holy Communion)Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22
10th Mar 4th of LentPaul CarterExodus 2:1-10 or 1 Samuel 1:20-28; Psalm 34:11-20 or ; Psalm 127:1-4; 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 or Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 2:33-35 or John 19:25-27
17th Mar 5th of LentPaul SprayJeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12 or Psalm 119:9-16; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33
24th Mar Palm SundaySue Barratt; Mark 11:1-11 or John 12:12-16; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29. The Passion Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 14:1 – 15:47 or Mark 15:1-39 (40-47)
29th Mar Good FridayNo serviceIsaiah 52:13 – 53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25 or Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9; John 18:1 – 19:42
31st Mar Easter DayLocal ArrangementActs 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or Acts 10:34-43; John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8
7th Apr 2nd of EasterDavid MatthewsActs 4:32-35; Psalm 1331; John 1:1 – 2:2; John 20:19-31
14th Apr 3rd of EasterPaul Carter (Holy Communion)Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 41; John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48
21st Apr 4th of EasterLocal ArrangementActs 4:5-12; Psalm 231; John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18
28th Apr 5th of EasterAlistair JacksonActs 8:26-40; Psalm 22:25-311; John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8
5th May 6th of EasterLocal ArrangementActs 10:44-48; Psalm 981; John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17
12th May 7th of EasterJoanna TullochActs 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 11; John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19
19th May PentecostChurches Together United ServiceActs 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 104:24-34,35b; Romans 8:22-27 or Acts 2:1-21; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
26th May Trinity SundayPaul Carter (Holy Communion)Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17