Welcome to Grace Church, we'd love you to come and join us one Sunday. Church isn’t all about Sundays, but our Sunday services are an important part of our life together.
If you join us on a Sunday, you’ll find a mixed bag of people spanning different ages, backgrounds, and life experiences. Most of us have a Christian faith, but some of us are still exploring. Regulars and visitors come bringing their questions, objections, struggles, doubts and encouragements. Through the services, question times and over coffee we look to create opportunities for people to engage in ways that will help them.
The morning service begins at 9.15am. To help us get going at that time in the morning, coffee and pastries are served from 9am. The service is always over by 10.30, so its not unusual for people to chat a while over coffee and then head to someone’s house for brunch. A creche is available during the service.
The afternoon service starts at 5pm and lasts around an hour. It is smaller and more informal than the morning service, often with a time for questions and discussion during the service. We continue meeting together afterwards over supper next door in the hall.
Various different youth groups run during our morning and evening services. For more information about these, check out the youth & children page.
What to expect
Walking into the building
We’re a church with lots of young families, so as you walk in that’s probably one of the first things you would notice. That and the coffee and pastries/cake that are served for 15 minutes before each service.
The building has ‘step-free’ access giving level/ramped entry to our meetings through the hall entrance. There is also an accessible toilet on the ground floor of the church and hall buildings.
The services themselves are fairly informal. That reflects who we are, as well as our history (we used to meet at the Maid of Muswell pub). Despite the informal feel, we’re serious about what we’re doing when we meet together. We gather to encourage each other through music and prayer, and to hear and respond to the Bible read and preached. We’re convinced that where the Bible is taught with thought, love, and prayer, God's voice is heard in a way that is relevant and life-changing.
After the service, there’s time over coffee and snacks to catch up with people, and the chance to talk some more about the Bible teaching we’ve just had (for those who want to).