Our Sunday WorshipWe meet for worship every Sunday morning at 11.00 a.m. A family worship service, held in the main church, with times of worship, prayer, teaching and fellowship. We are a fellowship that is God-centered and God-seeking.
About our Sunday Worship
We are an open, inclusive and diverse congregation. We are a fellowship that is God-centred and God-seeking. All are welcome to our services and newcomers do not need to bring a fully-found faith in God. Indeed, the doubts and questions of people feeling their way towards faith can help us all.
Sunday services are at 11.00am and lasts on average one hour except Services of Holy Communion which tend to be a little longer (approx. 75 minutes). Tea and coffee is served at the end allowing people to chat and get to know one another.
Our own minister, Rev Shirlyn Toppin is usually with us for two Sundays each month. For the other Sundays we are led by other preachers from the Ealing Circuit as well as a number of retired ministers and other trained preachers. On the second Sunday, the Gospel Chorale sings a song and on the third Sunday the robed choir sings an anthem. We use the Methodist hymn book, Singing the Faith (2015).
Style of Worship
Our typical service would be best described as traditional centred around the Word of God (the Bible), prayers and a sermon to help us reflect on the application of God’s Word in our daily lives. During a service we normally say The Lord’s Prayer and finish with The Grace. On the second Sunday the Gospel Chorale sings a song and on the third Sunday the Robed Choir sings an anthem.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours. Now and for ever. Amen.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and forever more. Amen.
Holy Communion is celebrated once a month during morning service. This is led by our minister. Holy Communion is very important in the Methodist Church and the monthly frequency makes it a special service. Everyone is invited to come to the front and kneel with others at the Communion rail to receive a small piece of bread and a small glass of non-alcoholic wine as an act of remembrance. Anyone who does not wish to partake is welcome to come and receive a blessing. Children are also invited to receive a blessing.
Wheelchair access to the church is via the main entrance.
Message from our Minister..
Rev. Shirlyn Toppin
Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ, our Intercessor and Friend.
Now is the time:
not for suspicion but for acceptance
not for envy but for sharing
not for isolation but for welcoming
not for destruction but for regeneration
not for hurt but for healing
not for death but for life.
We are called to experience, explore and reflect on the power of God working in our lives and the life of the gathered and scattered church community. This calling should also be displayed in our commitment and willingness to respond to Christ commission, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age”
(Matthew 28: 19-20).
Therefore, the time is now, not tomorrow or when we are certain of God’s purpose for us, but in awareness that it is God, who equips and strengthen us in our given task. The time is now, not tomorrow for us to rejoice in the richness of God’s blessings and risk something of ourselves that the gospel message would touch lives around us. The time is now, for us to exemplify Christ transformative work on cross, through acts of forgiveness and extended grace for healing and renewal.
As we continue in our Christian discipleship, may we have the faith to face the challenges we will encounter and the humility to place them before God’s throne of grace.
Peace and Grace,