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Grace Church Promise  

We believe Christ has reconciled us both to God and to each other (Eph 2:11-22) and so church is not a place we go, rather a family we belong to. In order to express what belonging to that family means, we created this promise when we started Grace and we use it to affirm what it means to be committed to God and each other as his people.

We were dead in our sins and deserving of God’s wrath; but because of his great love and mercy God has given us new life in Christ.  In Christ we are forgiven, accepted and adopted by God. All this is through God’s incomparable grace and is only received by faith. In view of God’s mercy to us we make this promise in dependence on God and the work of his Spirit in us. 

We promise to live in the light of God’s grace to us: 

  • we will give thanks and praise to God for his goodness to us, 
  • we will seek to repent of sin and rejoice in our forgiveness, 
  • we will celebrate our new life in Christ and walk humbly with God, 
  • we will live a life that honours God in obedience to his word,  
  • we will express our dependence on God in prayer, 
  • we will give glory to God for all his work in us and across the world. 

We promise to live as a community of grace: 

  • we will make every effort to keep the unity of the church as those whom Christ has reconciled,  
  • we will forgive each other as Christ forgave us, 
  • we will embrace our responsibility to love, care and pray for each other as God’s family, 
  • we will use our gifts to encourage and build each other up,  
  • we will contribute towards the church’s financial support,  
  • we will respect and honour the leadership of the church. 

We promise to offer grace to the world around us: 

  • we will bear witness to the good news of the gospel through our words and actions, 
  • we will welcome people into the life of the church, 
  • we will seek to do good to all people to show the love of God, 
  • we will accept suffering for the sake of the gospel, 
  • we will pray for the spread of the gospel in this city and across the world. 

You can listen to the 3 part ‘Grace Church Promise’ sermon series here:  

Rob Dobson, 04/06/2020
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details below) for our Sunday Service starting at 10am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team who will be wearing a Welcome lanyard.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits from 10am, before the service begins. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Plan your journey: 

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Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10am with a warm welcome from one of our team members. Then follows a time of sung worship, led by our band. We typically have 2 or 3 songs lasting approximately 20 minutes. Sometimes a person might pray out loud or read a small passage from the bible. Sometimes people share things that they believe God is saying to the whole church family. This might seem strange the first time you hear it but it’s all part of our connecting with God. We then share news and notices, usually about what’s going on in the life of the church. One of our leaders will then give a sermon that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then finish with a final worship song. Sometimes there is an opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service.

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What about my kids?

We have a great programme lined up for kids of all ages:

  • Creche (0 months to 3 years). Children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their parent/grown-up at all times.
  • Livewires (3-7 years)
  • Encounter (7-11 years)
  • Katalyst (11-15 years)
  • Young people (15+ years) Stay in service.

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of the notices someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups. You will need to go with your children to their groups and register them as part of our child safety policy. Whilst you are dropping your kids off at their groups, we pause to take time to chat to someone sitting near or next to us, giving folk a chance to come back before the sermon begins.

The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.


Getting Connected

Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

Other Ministries

We also run the following ministries:

  • Men's Ministries
  • Women's Ministries
  • Night Shelter
  • Foodbank
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.


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We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

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