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What Is Christianity?

The message at the heart of Christianity is pretty simple. On this three-minute video, find out what it's all about. Turn on your speakers!

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Who is Jesus?

CEM-Who-is-JesusHe’s the Christ. The King who God himself had promised to send, who would put everything right by setting up a kingdom of justice and love. He’s also the Son of God. God himself, entering the world as a human being. Jesus proved who he was by what he did. He healed people. He calmed storms. He raised the dead.
 

By doing these things, the King was giving a glimpse of life in his kingdom. A perfect place, with no suffering, fear or death. It’s the world we all want.

 

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Why did Jesus come? To be rejected

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But many people rejected Jesus. They thought they’d be happier making their own rules and living outside his kingdom. This rejection of the King is something we all do. Jesus called it sin.

It damages our lives and will eventually leave us separated from the joy of being in the kingdom.

God won’t let those who reject the King live with him. So we face what Jesus called hell. An existence without anything good, forever.


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Why did Jesus come? To be killed

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People rejected the King so violently that they killed him by nailing him to a cross. But his death wasn't a mistake by God – it was a masterstroke.

On the cross, Jesus was cut off from God’s friendship and goodness. He chose to experience hell – so that we don’t have to. The sinless King died to take the punishment sin deserves.

Jesus was opening the way into his kingdom.



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Why did Jesus come? To rise again

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Three days after his execution, his tomb was found to be empty. Over the next few weeks many ate with Jesus. Dozens spoke with him. Hundreds saw him. Jesus the King could not be contained by death.

He had risen!


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What does it mean for us?

 

CEM-What-does-it-mean-for-usSo, today, right now, Jesus is inviting people to come into his kingdom. He tells us to repent and believe the good news.

Repent means to turn around, to live with Jesus in charge instead of ourselves. Believe means to trust that Jesus has done everything we need to give us a place in his kingdom.

Living with Jesus as King isn't easy. His followers will be rejected, just as he was. But they also live a life of deep security, satisfaction, and joy, knowing God and his forgiveness, being helped by his Spirit, and looking forward to the King’s return, when he will finally establish his loving kingdom forever.

Jesus offers all this to anyone and everyone who repents and believes.

How about you?

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Hello
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A warm hello! 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details here) for our Sunday Service starting at 10.30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by one of our friendly faces.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits (and sometimes cake) after the service ends. It is a great way to meet people, and find out a bit more about us. All refreshments are free.

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access and a disabled toilets close to the entrance.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10.30am and will last for around an hour and a quarter. It will include some songs and hymns, Bible readings, a time of prayer (usually led from the front) and a message from a Bible passage - you can find our preaching program here.

We also celebrate the Lord's Supper together each month, on the first Sunday of the month.  

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What about my kids?

We have a great programme lined up for kids of all ages:

  • Beginners (Pre-school age). Children under 6 months are also welcome but should be accompanied by their parent/grown-up at all times.
  • Pioneers (Reception - Yr.2)
  • Explorers (Yr.3 -6)

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for first part of our service - usually around 20-25 minutes. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. The leader will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups.

The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is always friendly welcome, Bible stories, praying, craft, drama, fun games and free play. Children can be collected from their classes as soon as the service finishes.

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Getting Connected


Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a couple of groups that meet on Wednesdays, morning and evening. Check out Bible Study Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving

If you're a member here and want to get more involved in the life of the church and help us make things run smoothly, do please ask about how you can help!

Other ministries

We also run the following ministries:

Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 

Leadership 


Please find details on our leadership here.

We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home here.