What to expect on a Sunday morning

Photo of the inside of Ashbourne Methodist Church during a serviceAt the moment, we're not meeting in the church building for worship, but you can join us online - click here for details of our online worship

If you decide to join us for Sunday morning worship you will be welcomed at the door by a member of the welcome team. The service starts at 10.30am, and most people arrive 5 or 10 minutes early.

You can sit where you like, there is also a balcony accessed by stairs from the entrance hall. It doesn’t matter what you wear as there is great variety in how people dress for church in our congregation. If you want to play safe go for smart casual, but you are welcome in whatever you are comfortable!

Our service usually includes a mix of hymns and songs, prayers, Bible readings and a sermon or talk.

Three musicians playing guitar and singing in churchMost people stand up for the hymns & songs, and the song words are projected on a screen so you don’t need a hymn book. If you’re not familiar with them you can just listen and try! We sing as a way to worship God and to remind ourselves of the key parts of our faith.

In the sermon the preacher explores how the Bible passage is relevant to our lives today. Often there are opportunities for interaction.

Our services usually last just over an hour. After the 10.30am service we serve coffee and tea in the Century Hall. Follow the crowd of people heading through the door behind the pulpit! It's great to be able to chat together to get to know each other.

We don't have a "collection", as many people now give direct to bank, but you can make a donation to support our work using the collection boxes in the church.

Every Sunday morning at Ashbourne Methodist Church, we begin worship together in the church before the children & young people go to their own special groups. Little Sparks is for babies and pre-school children and meets in The Cornerstone. There are Bible stories, simple crafts and plenty of toys to play with. Powersource is for older children. If you have small children with you are very welcome to keep them with you during the service.

There are toilets in the main entrance to church, including an accessible toilet with baby change facilities.