How long is the service?
It’s nice to know how long a service typically runs so you can plan accordingly. Our Sunday Celebration includes sharing the Lord's Supper (Holy Communion), singing, bible reading, sermon and prayer. There are Children and Youth activities running in our Church Centre during the gathering in the historic church building. We aim to finish by 11am so we can enjoy time together over tea, coffee and biscuits. We appreciate that people have other commitments and we do our best to recognise and respect this. Having said that, as we major on community, celebration and just being together, we don't tend to be too focused on time.
On the third Sunday of every month we have an all age gathering and limit our time together to one hour.
What about children?
As mentioned above, we have activities for children from birth to High School. We start and end together in our historic building. After a song and prayer, our young ones head over to our Church Centre which is located next to the Church. All our Children and Youth workers are DBS checked and have undergone extensive Safeguarding Training. We are blessed to have a number of retired teachers and volunteers with experience in childcare. Our aim is to support parents in any way we can. We are fortunate to have a number of families at St Andrew's and have children in almost every stage of schooling to welcome any newcomers.
What’s the service like?
Our gatherings follow a regular pattern, but are informal and welcoming in nature. We are an Anglican Church, so you will find some familiar prayers and approaches to how we share the Lord's Supper together. Our mission and vision is to see people growing in their faith; living lives that are shaped by worship, love and generosity and so when we gather we seek to embody these core values. As we are a diverse congregation, welcoming people of all ages and stages of life every week, we try to aim for a style that embraces contemporary music and more familiar hymns.
How do people normally dress?
Again, we have people of all ages and traditions attending St Andrew's Kinson. A suit and tie is generally not something you will see worn on Sundays. We want people to feel comfortable when they gather with us, so our encouragement is to come as you are.