Church Activities Prior to COVID-19 Restrictions
Our Weekly Services.
You are most welcome to join with us for our regular Sunday morning worship service which is held in the School Hall of St Meryl School, Carpenders Park, starting with refreshments at 10.30 am, worship beginning at 11 am and finishing around 12.15.pm.We feel that the beginning time is an important part of the service and it is our way of keeping in touch with the church family over a friendly cup of tea or coffee. The first Sunday in the month will usually be an all-age Service with child-friendly songs and presentation. Babies and toddlers will have creche facilities within the hall. On other Sundays, we try to make our Sunday morning services very relevant, with good praise music, meaningful worship, a short visual presentation for children before they go out for their own lessons and activities. The adults continue with bible based messages that are both inspiring and memorable. The last Sunday of each month includes a Communion Service where we celebrate the Lord Jesus to remember what He did for us on the cross. We can easily accommodate wheelchairs and there’s an entrance ramp for this purpose. The toilet facilities also cater for disabled users. We are also wired up with a loop system for the hard of hearing. Occasionally, folk may require picking up and dropping off. This can be arranged with a little bit of notice. We have a junior Sunday School for the younger members of the church. All our teachers and helpers have been screened and vetted according to the requirements of the child protection laws.The format and structure of our morning services varies with each service leader and so offers a wide variety of resentations and styles which keeps us all on our toes.
Open Door (Parents Toddlers Group)
The parent and toddler group continues to meet at the Community Hall on Wednesday mornings during term time.
We provide a variety of toys and activities for pre-school children, serve refreshments and aim to create a safe environment and welcoming atmosphere. Open Door takes place from between 10.00 am – 12.00 noon.
The Welcome Cup Caf’e (Coffee bar light refreshments):
The Welcome Cup Cafe opened for the first time on Thursday 8 January 2009 in the Community Hall. The Church had a vision to start up a cafe that would provide a point of contact for the members and the community, as well as being a welcome facility for everyone. Financially, we aim to break-even. We will donate to a charity any small profits we make. So far we estimate that between 30 and 40 people use the cafe each month.
The Cafe is open from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon on the second Thursday of every month.
Do come and support us and bring a friend or neighbour along with you.
CPC run various social and ‘fun’ based activities for members and friends from time to time. Details of these (Coach Outings, Barn Dances, Quiz Nights, It’s a knock
out etc) will be posted on this site as they come up. You will be most welcome to any or all of these special events.
An informal opportunity to meet in a home setting for Prayer, Praise, Fellowship and Sharing. These meetings are on a monthly basis and usually take place on the last Wednesday of the month, starting at 8.00 pm. Currently, the venues rotate between various member homes. If you would like to attend a Meeting Place evening, please check the Church Diary for the venue and date. All are welcome
CPC run several Home Groups providing a great opportunity to get to grips with the Bible in a non theological setting. Each Home Group is run by a Home Group leader who takes time to plan and prepare for an evening of discovery, questions and grappling with difficult issues. Home groups are dotted around the estate and each group has its own study theme and personality. On average, the Home Groups vary from between 6-10 people per group. Time is given for group discussion and reflection.
Currently, our Church Youth Work is limited to the Sunday School children on Sundays. We’re aiming to develop an active Young People’s group in the future and plans are afoot to progress our vision for this all important area of work.
The Music Group:
CPC Music Group (Worship Team) are responsible for the musical ministry of the church and try to bring a varied range of music and styles to enhance the worship life of CPC. Significant investment has been made to provide the church with good PA and audio facilities. Services are recorded and there’s a loop system for the hard of hearing.
CPC actively support and promote mission activity in the UK and overseas. It is our vision to provide help and resources for those who work tirelessly to promote the good news about Jesus to our world. Currently, we support Mission work in Spain, Brazil, Greece and the UK