Why go to church?
There are lots of different reasons why people attend church. For most it is because they have discovered that God is real and that He loves them very much. They have therefore made a commitment to follow Him. Others may not yet have come to the point where they are ready to call themselves a Christian but may be interested in finding out more about God. Still others may decide, perhaps on the spur of the moment, to attend church because they are facing difficulties that they can’t overcome alone.
At St Matthias church we want all who walk through our doors to feel loved, welcomed and accepted. So whether you’re already a committed Christian or whether you’re just curious about spiritual things we want to invite you to join us on Sundays.
At St Matthias we have a number of different meetings;
Sunday Mornings 10.30am
Our main Sunday morning meetings begins at 10.30am, with tea, coffee and biscuits being served. This is our Cafe Church where we can sit at tables, enjoy a chat and a catch up before the meeting begins. Cafe Church includes contemporary worship, led by one of our worship bands. During this people will often stand and sometimes dance, however you will not be pressured to join in and should feel free to do whatever you feel comfortable with. The rest of the meeting will include someone exploring and applying relevant, stimulating truth from the Bible, prayer and sometimes discussion or sharing. Once a month our meetings include bread and wine helping us to focus on Jesus dying and rising from the dead to give us life.
All Age Service
People of all ages take part in all of our meetings but on the first Sunday of the month we have a gathering which is more family focused. The children stay in church throughout this time and it is usually shorter than the other Sunday meetings.
Soaking takes place on the third Sunday of the month at 6.30pm. The purpose of soaking is simply to rest and soak in God’s presence. During the service some uplifting music will be played whilst ‘soakers’ find a place in the building to lie or sit; This is an opportunity just to be in God’s presence rather than busily doing something. An opportunity to experience God’s peace and refreshing presence.
We celebrate communion on the fourth Sunday of each month.