Details of what happens at our meetings
Breaking of Bread
A meeting for Christians, who have been saved, baptised and are in local assembly fellowship (i.e. members of a local church). Its purpose is to remember the Lord Jesus Christ in the way He set out in 1 Corinthians 11 v 23-26.
We welcome to this meeting members of the assembly and all believers who can give reasonable satisfaction of being sound in faith and godly in life.
We prefer those who come from outside the local fellowship to bring a letter of commendation.
Without wanting to cause offence we may ask those who attend, who are not in fellowship and of whom we have no knowledge, to observe this gathering.
An opportunity for all to come and listen to a message of good news from God concerning His Son, Christ Jesus. He came into the world to save sinners and has already changed the lives of many. We have a different speaker each week that comes from around the area.
On 5 or 6 occasions per year we hold a Family Gospel Tea. This is a tea before a time of hymn singing and the Gospel meeting. These are specially advertised.
Prayer Meeting and/or Bible Teaching
We meet for a time of prayer. We pray for fellow believers from the Gospel Hall, for friends and neighbours, for those around the area in need of help and God's salvation, for missionary work and workers, for the world in which we live.
(If you ever have a situation you would like us to pray about, please contact us)
At this meeting God's Word (the Bible) is read and sometimes discussed. Questions may be raised and answered to give us a better understanding of God's teaching through His word. These meetings are convened for the teaching of God's word. A speaker will come (from anywhere in Great Britain and Northern Ireland) and present a message to encourage, strengthen or challenge us as we seek to live as Christians.
Missionary Study Class
These meetings are held occasionally in place of the Prayer and Bible teaching meeting. We listen to reports from Christians who may be working overseas or in this country, seeking to spread the Gospel message.
This occasion is for children aged 3+ when Bible based choruses are sung, Bible stories are told and Bible verses are learned followed by activities related to the lessons taught. All the workers are DBS checked.
This occasion is for girls from about 8 years of age to early teens. A number of female workers will first teach a short Bible story. After this there are refreshments and craft activities. All the workers are DBS checked.
This occasion is for boys from about 8 years of age to early teens. A number of male workers will first teach a short Bible story. After this there will be refreshments and craft, games or sport activities. All the workers are DBS checked.
Coffee Mornings/Afternoon Teas
These are held on a monthly basis, usually on the first Tuesday in the month. Arrangements may vary year on year. These are all advertised locally.
Regular leaflet distribution
February Half Term Holiday Bible Club
Regular school visits to local schools
Periodic visits of the Gospel Tent (on Bradmoor Field)
Schools Bible Exhibition
Special teaching weekends
Special events in the Civic Centre