at Chestnut Grove School
Our family service
It’s a service for everyone, believer or not. It’s called a family service because it’s when our church family meet. If you are not used to church things (or want to know what kind of church we are), here’s a brief low-down of what happens when the family get together:
During the Service
At our main Sunday service we do many of the things that Christians have been doing for millenia:
Our service aims to be accessible to children of whatever age. We always have a kids’ talk and a kids’ song as part of the main gathering. During the sermon for the adults, the children go off to their own age-appropriate activities.
We also aim for this service to be welcoming to those looking in on Christian things. Every week there will be people with us who wouldn’t yet call themselves followers of Jesus. We love to have newcomers join us, so we give a warm welcome to all, regardless of background.
DWELL - our AFTERNOON gathering
During term-time, we meet in the canteen at Chestnut Grove Academy at 4pm every Sunday for Dwell. The name is taken from Colossians 3:16, where we are encouraged to allow the message of Christ to dwell in us richly as we teach each other and sing together. Dwell has a more intimate and relaxed vibe, compared to the morning with a deep topical talk from God’s word each week. Twice a term we enjoy Prayer & Worship Sessions, celebrating our wonderful Saviour in songs of praise, with time and space for prayers and sharing reflections on God’s word. Conversations continue over a drink in a nearby pub afterwards!
During the Gathering
There’s lots more going on besides our Sunday meetings. Whatever age or stage you are at, you can feel part of Church life at CCB.