WHOEVER YOU ARE, WHEREVER YOU ARE ON THE FAITH JOURNEY, WHATEVER YOUR STAGE OF LIFE, YOU'RE REALLY WELCOME.
CHRIST CHURCH TURNHAM GREEN
HEALING SERVICE WITH COMMUNION
CONTEMPORARY FAMILY GATHERING
CHRIST CHURCH TURNHAM GREEN
CHILDREN ARE WELCOME AT ALL OUR GATHERINGS
WITH SPECIAL PROVISION AT 9:30AM AND 10:30AM GATHERINGS
10:30AM ST ALBAN'S
WHAT TO EXPECT
A WARM WELCOME BUT DON'T PANIC, THERE'S NO COMPULSION TO TAKE PART IN ANYTHING
DUE TO COVID SOME THINGS ARE A LITTLE DIFFERENT TO NORMAL
What should I wear?
Come in your usual casual clothes and you will fit right in.
You will currently need to wear a facemask!
How long does the service last?
Each service lasts between 1 and 1 ½ hours (including a talk of 20 minutes), and we would normally serve free tea, coffee and biscuits afterwards, but due to COVID we are unable to serve refreshments.
What does a service include?
As well as songs, there will be prayers to listen to and join in silently, a talk about some aspect of the Bible or Christian living, and an opportunity, if you wish, to come and be prayed for - many people are healed physically or emotionally by God when they ask for a brief one-to-one prayer with someone after the service.
Will I have to sing? - Due to COVID there is no congregational signing
No, we won't mind if you'd rather just listen! Many of us love to express ourselves to God through songs, and there will be a mixture of well-known hymns and recently written songs in each service. Words are provided, and you can sing along if you feel comfortable. But don't worry - even the most devoted Christians don't always feel like singing.
Do I need to make a donation?
We have collection points towards the back of our sites. This is an opportunity for our regular congregation members to give financially to the church in worship of God. If you are new or a visitor to Christ Church please know that you are not expected to give!
What is Communion?
Holy Communion involves the sharing of bread and wine. Throughout the month our services will also include a "Holy Communion" ceremony. The bread and wine are symbols to remind us of God's incredible love and care for us, shown in the life and death of his son Jesus. You are welcome to take part if you are a baptised Christian from any church. Otherwise feel free to watch, or to come forward for a blessing instead of the bread and wine.
How will I know when to stand, sit or kneel?
We usually stand to sing and sit at other times in the service, unless the minister says to do something different. You can kneel when you pray, but you don't have to. If in doubt, follow everyone else - that's what we do if we're not sure!
Is it okay to come if I don't believe a word of it?
Absolutely. Come along just to see what it's like; you will not be bludgeoned into saying things you don't mean or making any commitment you're not ready for. If you want to discuss the faith in more depth, consider coming on a free Alpha Course; these run at intervals through the year.