Weekly Programme

Public Activities and Meetings

These are our regular weekly activities and meetings (or services, as many other churches call them). For other news and events, take a look at our Facebook page.

Sunday 10.30am Family Meeting (our morning service)
11.00am (approx) – 12.00pm Club 61 and Sparklers (our Sunday School; children go out half way through the Family Meeting)
6.15pm Salvation Meeting (our evening service)
8.00pm-9.30pm Youth Fellowship (not every week, please ask for details)
Monday 10.00am – 12.00pm The Bridge (drop in centre)
2.00pm – 3.00pm Home League (weekday meeting) (held at Grounds Court on the 2nd Monday of each month, and at The Salvation Army on High Street all other Mondays)
Tuesday 10.00am – 12.00pm Music Man Project; pre-booking needed, contact us for details
Wednesday 9.30am – 11.30am Honeypot (parents/carers toddler group)
10.00am – 12.00pm The Bridge (drop in centre)
Thursday 12.30pm Luncheon Club
2.00pm – 3.00pm Over Sixty Club
Friday 10.00am – 12.00pm The Bridge (drop in centre)

Our main worship programme takes place on Sundays but worship is also a part of most of our other activities.

The family meeting on Sunday mornings aims to bring families to know God, and includes teaching for both children and adults; the Young People’s (brass) band play, and the Songsters and Singing Company sing during this meeting, and afterwards we enjoy a hot or cold drink and a chat together.

The salvation meeting is a good opportunity to bring new people into the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, and provides teachings from the Bible both to people new to church and to those who are already Christians. It is similar in some respects to the family meeting. The salvation meeting includes the Senior (brass) Band and Songsters (choir) providing items, using their music to praise God and help bring people closer to Him.

Home League is The Salvation Army’s name for the traditional Church weekday meeting. It is a weekly meeting for men and women of all ages (and their children if they wish) on Mondays at 2 – 3pm. The programme includes elements of worship, education, service, fellowship and of course a cup of tea. In the summer there is a full day outing and a special Sunday and Monday to celebrate our anniversary. In December there is a visit to a local garden centre, a carol service and Christmas tea.

Our Over 60’s Club is an informal club which arranges a wide variety of meetings, including invited speakers and outings, as well as other activities.  Anyone is welcome to come along for Christian fellowship and an opportunity to meet other people.

The Bible Study Group holds series’ of studies and covers a wide range of Biblical Study topics that is held in an informal atmosphere and anyone is welcome. Please contact us for details about our next series.

We hold a Lunch Club once a week on a Thursday at 12.30pm for those who have booked their dinner (priced at £3.20 per meal). We provide an opportunity for those who would otherwise be at home alone, or who find it difficult to provide for themselves, to share a freshly cooked meal and make friends. Many of the lunch club members stay to the Over Sixty Club which follows at 2.00pm.

Sectional Activities

These are the rehearsal and meeting times for the groups that some of our members choose to join.

Sunday Once per month; contact us for details and times Junior Soldiers
Wednesday 6.00pm Singing Company Practice
8.00pm Songster Brigade Practice
Thursday 6.00pm Timbrel Brigade Practice
7.00pm YP Band Practice
8.00pm Senior Band Practice