CHURCHES TOGETHER 2017
An initiative by local Christian Churches to pray together during Holy Week
St Andrew's College Parent Choir will present 'Songtime' in the church on Friday 4th December. Click title to expand to show poster below
This year we will be celebrating our Harvest Festival Service at 11am on 27th September. The church will be open to view the harvest decorations on Saturday, 26th from 10am until 5pm and on Sunday from 1pm until 5pm. Coffee and tea will be available. Photos of display.
There will be a concert in the church on the 21st July given by a visiting choir from the Laurel Methodist Church Choir from Illinois. Refreshments and retiring collection.
On Good Friday the meditation service of Tenebrae will be held in our Church at 8pm. It is a Circuit Service. Tenebrae (Latin for "shadows" or "darkness") is an ancient Christian religious service celebrated on Good Friday and widely used across denominations. The distinctive ceremony of Tenebrae is the gradual extinguishing of candles and lights during readings from the gospels of the time between the Last Supper and the Crucifixion.
In 2014 the interior of the church was redeveloped - new heating and lighting, and extended dais, carpeted flooring, new furniture replacing the older pews, pulpit, lectern and communion table, a new colour scheme, a large glass screened vestibule and a kitchenette.
The first Sunday in January is traditionally the day on which Irish Methodist churches hold their annual Covenant Service. The service culminates with the celebration of Holy Communion.
The concept of the Covenant is based on the Old Testament accounts of covenants between God and the Jewish people. It reminds us of all that God has done for his people and in return His people commit themselves to His service.