Rescue, Restore, Release
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We like to think that we are a friendly church (but I suppose every church does).
At our main worship service starting at 10.30 am on a Sunday morning we have créche facilities, Sunday Club for children aged 4-11 and Lazers for those aged 12-16. There are usually around 100 people in the congregation. The music is led by one of several worship leaders who have a wide range of musicians to call on. The 6.30 Sunday evening service is usually quieter with a smaller number attending.
We are currently in an interregnum, our previous pastor, Chris Mellor having accepted a position with his wife Fiona in Ethiopia (see the Bekoji sub-page under 'About Us' for details) . The church council are reviewing the applications for our next pastor.
We have a lay leadership team of six people who work with the pastor to oversee the spiritual life and development of the church, currently Andrew Dunstone, Ali Bird, Paul Treloar, Paul McCabe, Tony Smith and Ron McCaig. As an evangelical church we seek to present the gospel in ways that will encourage people to come to faith in Christ. We also recognise the need for us all continually to grow in our faith and to use the gifts that God has given us in His service and in the service of the Fellowship and village. The council have developed a new vision statement which can be read here.
We have two full time staff apart from the pastor. Jon Hosker is our Children's and Families' Worker. Our Youth Worker is Darren Gerrish. We have a range of mid-week activities for ages from zero to the 'elderly'.
We hope that this has whetted your appetite and we would love to see you at one of our services or activities. If there is something that you would want to know that is not here then please go to the 'Contact Us' tab.
We have 'Charity Incorporated Organisation' status (CIO). Our charity number is 1157948