Our service

A bit about our Sunday Service

Will I know what to do?

Most people find their first visit to church more informal than they expected. We’re a friendly group of people, and our services are set up so you can relax and get to know us as a church. All the words you’ll need are projected on a screen, and we’re quite happy for you not to join in if you don’t feel it’s appropriate.

What about prayer?

Prayer is at the heart of our church life, and we believe that it can really make a difference in people’s lives. It’s one of the ways we can discover that God loves and cares about everyone and is with us always. If you would like to learn more about prayer at Bilton Grange and other opportunities we have for prayer or would like us to pray for you or a loved one then just speak to the person on the door who will arrange this for you, we will be happy to help. We also have a book at the back of church where prayers can be entered, and we will pray for them during the service.

Do I have to give money to the collection?

Absolutely not.

Many church members and regular attenders support the work of the church through cash donations, standing orders, or using envelopes that allow us to receive Gift Aid on donations.

Should you wish to donate there is an offering plate at the back of the church.

What happens to my children during the service?

Children are welcomed at services, and there are toys and activities available for their use during the service. Children are invited to leave the service after a short time of worship, but it is not obligatory, but we think they will have far more fun with the Junior Church, so do give it a try. Baby changing facilities are available in the disabled toilet.

All our leaders have been DBS-checked. We have a full safeguarding policy in place, and review this regularly. We ask that visiting children are accompanied to the hall by an adult relative and make their identity known to the staff before returning to the service. Please return to collect your child/ren straight after the service. This is for safeguarding purposes.

What about communion?

We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on the second Sunday of the month. The elements of bread and wine are distributed to the congregation by Elders, the congregation do not need to get up and move. Children usually return to the service and share in the Sacrament with the adults. We eat the bread and drink the wine as guided by the worship leader.

Our Communion Table holds an open welcome to all who love the Lord Jesus Christ.

What should I wear?

Please dress as you feel comfortable. Our congregation attends dressed in anything from casual to dressed-up. Take your pick!

What is the music like?

We have a small music group who play most weeks, however, sometimes we project music through Zoom. Our music is varied. We use a selection of modern and traditional songs. Words are projected onto a screen at the front of church, so they are easy to see, if you prefer a hymn book then these are available at the back of the church.