The main service, which takes place at 10.30am every Sunday morning, is very informal in nature. There is no special dress code. Just come as you are.
The congregation enjoy singing and there are a number of different bands who lead worship, playing anything from an ancient Psalm to the most contemporary of praise songs. The children share in the opening part of the service, before going to a Sunday club group which has age specific teaching.
During the service, there will be readings from the Bible, and a sermon which will last around 15 minutes. The sermons are aimed at helping us to follow and serve Jesus in our ordinary every day lives.
The service lasts for an hour, and afterwards there is plenty of time to welcome visitors and friends over coffee & tea.
We also meet around twice monthly in the evenings at 6.30pm in the Lighthouse next door in a smaller, more informal setting there is time and space to share together, learning from the Bible through discussion, as well as praying with and for one another. The cakes are also better at the Lighthouse!
Sunday Activities for Kids
The Crèche aims to provide a safe and happy environment for children from birth to 3 years old during the Sunday morning service.
Sunday Club, for children aged 4 – 12 and take place during the Sunday morning service in the Lighthouse. We have a very lively group of about 25 kids at the moment, who meet in 2 groups (older and younger) for games, Bible teaching, crafts, food and a lot of fun. If you are visiting with children this age we’d be happy to see you!
Sunday Club kids leave the service after the kids’ talk.
Messy Church sessions take place in Hilton Church around 8 times per year, during term time and usually on the last Sunday of the month – although exact dates vary depending on the time of year.
We meet from 4-6pm, during which time we engage in a variety of crafts, games and activities centred around a story, theme or character from the Bible. The large hall is always set up with pool, table tennis, giant Connect 4 and unihoc or netball. After around an hour of these activities, we have a short time of reflection, during which we sing a song or two, look more closely at the Bible, perhaps watch a short video and finally pray, before moving through to the large hall for a lovely hot meal together.
It is a great opportunity to meet new people and spend quality time with friends, family and neighbours. It is also a chance to explore and develop a deeper relationship with God through fellowship, song and study of His word, the Bible.
Messy Church is aimed at families, open to all, but kids must be accompanied by a responsible adult. There is no entry charge.
Nitelife is our Youth Group and is open to all secondary pupils. As well as playing games and eating food, we also engage with the Bible and get to grips with faith and what that means for us in real life.
We meet from 7:30 – 9pm each Sunday in various locations. Feel free to join us any time.
On the first and second Sunday of each month, we meet at the Lighthouse to engage with the Bible, to learn what it has to say to us as young people today, to discuss what faith means and to get to know God better.
On the third Sunday of each month, we meet in small groups of 2 or 3 with our Mentors (lovely people in our congregation who have more experience in their faith) in their homes and spend time hanging out with them and getting to know them and their faith better.
On the fourth Sunday of each month, we meet in the different houses of members of our group and enjoy social time together playing games, eating food and generally having lots of fun!
If there is a fifth Sunday in the month, we hang out at home with our own families.
See programme below.