The Gathering

Each Sunday evening in Priory Street at 6pm, a different focus and a fresh opportunity for the congregations to gather together before God and be transformed by his Love.

1st Sunday: Gathering to pray

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Silhoetted figure kneels at cross against sunset background

God tells us that his house – the church – is to be a house of prayer for all people… And so, on the first Sunday of each month, we gather to pray, praising God, giving thanks to him for all he’s done, and calling on him to work in His church and His world.

For more information: Alan Christie

2nd Sunday: Gathering to hear

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17
Open Bible on table

God reveals himself to us through his word, and so we gather to hear and reflect on his word, and allow it to speak to us, challenge us, and equip us to be his disciples both individually and as his local and universal Church.

For more information: Eddie Larkman

3rd Sunday: Gathering to praise

Praise the Lord.
Praise God in his sanctuary;
    praise him in his mighty heavens.

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord.

Psalm 150:1,6

How could the Son of God who gave his life on the cross give any greater proof of his love for us. We gather to give him praise and honour his name. We gather to give him thanks for all he’s done, and for all we now look forward to in the light of his salvation.

For more information: David Morrell

4th Sunday: Gathering to remember

23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: the Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, ‘This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.’

1 Corinthians 11:23-24
Bread, wine and Bible

Jesus, knowing that we so quickly and easily forget all that he has done, has given us the Lord’s Supper to prompt us to remember that we are saved through his atoning sacrifice on the cross. We gather around the table as the family of God to remember Him and his saving work.

For more information: Rob Perks

5th Sunday: Gathering again

Fifth Sundays give us the opportunity to gather and hear about other things going on in the church and the world.