SUNDAY SERVICES

Central to all our activities at Ridgeway Methodist Church is our programme of Sunday Worship. Various activities suitable for all ages take place throughout the day, and all are welcome to attend. Appointed preachers for all upcoming services are listed on this page.

While youth activities are going on elsewhere in the building, the main morning service is held in the Church starting at 10:30am. This service, which sees a congregation of around 100, usually lasts between sixty and ninety minutes, and includes several traditional hymns as well as some more modern worship songs. During the service a crèche is available for under 3's next to the main worship area. Following the service, tea, coffee and biscuits are served, usually in the entrance hall. Members of the congregation are welcome to take their drinks back into the worship area and share in a time of fellowship together. For larger services, drinks are served in the Church Hall.

Sunday Worship concludes with the evening service at 6:30pm. Usually attended by between twenty and thirty people, the evening worship is in a more contemporary style, with most of the music in the form of modern worship songs. For the more modern songs in both the morning and the evening, music is played by our worship group which includes piano, drums, violin, flutes and clarinet. There is always a time set aside for testimonies and prayer requests from the congregation, as well as the preaching of the Word of the Lord. The evening service usually finishes between 7:30pm and 8:00pm. Since the beginning of 2010, one evening service each month (usually the fourth Sunday) has been in a 'café' style with a light supper accompanied by a series of talks.

Both our morning and evening services typically include Holy Communion on one Sunday in every month, as well as on special occasions such as Maundy Thursday and Christmas Eve. We do not have complicated rules regarding Holy Communion, baptised people from all Christian denominations are welcome to take Communion. If you do not wish to take part in Holy Communion, you are welcome to remain in your seat. If you wish to take part but do not feel ready to actually take the bread and wine, you are welcome to come forward and our minister will ask a simple prayer of God's blessing on you. If you wish to do this, simply indicate it by keeping your hands by your sides when you kneel at the Communion rail. You can also take Communion in your seat if necessary, if you would like to do this you can indicate to one of the Communion stewards. Gluten free bread is available for those who require it.

Upcoming Preachers

26 November 2017
  • 10:30am: Mr Gary StreeterMorning Worship.
  • 06:30pm: Teaching CaféEvening Worship in a Café Style