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Sunday Services

Our fellowships meet every Sunday at a variety of venues and villages. The easiest way to know when and where to find a service is on the table below. This is our pattern of services for the recovery stage of life as we ease out of Lockdown and once again begin to meet in our buildings. A taste of our services can be found from when we were posting online services  on our View a Service page.
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You can expect a warm welcome; great worship; relevant preaching based in the Word of God and a friendly group of people ready to learn more about what it means to be a follower of Jesus. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions;

What goes on in your services?

We normally have a lot of different services, from informal Family Services to Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion. At the moment we have cut down our number of Communion services for safety reasons but each one is different and you can find the full pattern above.

How long do services last?

Normally about an hour for non-Communion services and about an hour and a quarter for those that are, however, at the moment we are still not allowed to sing, so services are shorter.

Is it easy to follow the services?

Yes, often our services use specific booklets so that there is no flicking through trying to find the right page. If we do use larger books then we always try to give page numbers.

What about children?

Children are welcome in any and all our services. We recognise that children have specific needs and so St. Mary's, Badby has toilet facilities. 

Children tend to make noise and we accept that as an esential part of being the family of God when we meet together, please don't worry about bringing little people into our services.

What should I wear?

Please come as you are, we don't expect "Sunday best" and would much rather that you were comfortable than "properly attired". We have folk who turn up in jeans, suits and everything in between.

What will it cost?

We don't charge, but we do take an offering in all services. This offering goes towards the work of the church as we seek to build one another up in our faith and reach out to our communities with the Gospel (the Good News of Jesus). Threre is no expectation that anyone will pay, so please give as much or as little as you feel comfortable and if you forget to bring anything with you at all, then please don't worry.

Are people friendly?

Yes!

Come and join us!

If you have any questions about our Sunday Services or need to get in touch with us about any other enquiry we will be happy to help. Please Contact Us for more information.

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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 in five Church Buildings - well, six including a small chapel (details below) for our Sunday Services. Currently we are running a "Recovery Stage" plan of services as we return to our buildings after Lockdown, you can find it here. Take a look at the online diary to see what service is happening where and when. We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you find a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone and handed anything you need to guide you through the service.

When we are allowed to again, some of our churches will serve tea, coffee and biscuits following the service so don't dash off, it is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Plan your journey: 
Visit the Our Churches page and click on the name of the church you want, at the bottom of the page you will find a what3words link which will open a map showing you precisely where the church building is.

Alternatively, Open Google Maps

Accessibility: If you need assistance, please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in Badby church.

Our Service

The main service begins with a warm welcome from one of our team members. The service might be led by Malcolm (our Rector) or one of the Ministry Team or even a visiting member of clergy. In normal When we are allowed to once agian then at some point we will sing a hymn or song, we can and still do hear a short passage read from the Bible and then the leader will then explain what that passage is all about - how God speaks to us through his Word and how we can apply it to our lives. We will pray and join in some responses (you don't have to if you don't feel it is appropriate) and there might be a short symbolic meal called Communion or a baptism when we welcome someone into our Church fellowship and family. Of course, you don't have to do any of these things, they might seem strange the first time you encounter them, so take your time and don't feel any pressure.

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What about my kids?

Children and young people are very welcome in our church buildings and services.

Children stay with their parent or grown-up throughout the service and we really value worshipping God all together as a family.

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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. Soon we will be starting up a Fellowship Group where we can explore together what it means to be a Christian today, discover what God has to teach us through the Bible, pray for one another , share our hopes and hurts and hopefully (when restrictions permit) also great cake and coffee. Being part of a small group like that will allow you to make new friends, share together and support each other.  Check out Small Groups and see if it would be a good time for you could join, or we can put you in touch with the Fellowship Group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays and week day events run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team, why not speak to someone on the welcome team at church. 

 
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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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 

Leadership 

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Revd Malcolm Ingham   Liz Ingham
Malcolm was born in the North West and then trained in the South West, and Midlands before working just about everywhere. He once worked in an advertising agency in London and then for several national and international mission agencies. He is married to Liz with two grown up children and loves walking, music and bizzarre films (according to the rest of the family).   Benefice Administrator
 
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes

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