We believe that the message of Jesus is good news for the world! Hope! Joy! New Life! We believe that the Church is God’s way of sharing this good news with the world. To that end, we are a church that loves to serve our community. We welcome the exuberance and vitality that children bring to our Sunday services, and seek to engage everyone in acts of worship that are creative, interesting, relevant, thought-provoking and life-transforming.
We are very much a ‘come as you are’ kind of church. We’re ‘Salvation Army’ in our DNA – that is to say, we exist to serve our community and beyond, we value and seek to reach those on the margins of society and we believe that heart-felt worship and lives of willing sacrifice for others are what God asks from us. You won’t see many Salvation Army uniforms and even fewer brass bands (well, maybe at Christmas!) but we’re committed to the values laid out by The Salvation Army’s founder, William Booth, to exist to love and serve our community.
Having outgrown our own hall, our office, Sunday Worship Service and Breakfast Club Toddler Group have, until recently, been at Timebridge Community Centre in Fieldway. However, during the Coronavirus crisis, all our services and activities involving face-to-face contact have been cancelled. The Vine Food Bank is still operating to serve the community, and several of our other programmes are taking place virtually over ‘Zoom’.
(Oh, and by the way, we don’t have our own swimming pool – this is a photo from our church retreat a few years back!)