We meet as a church every Sunday at 10am (Upstairs Church hall at Knighton), 3pm (St. Mary’s Church -opposite Knighton Free Church) and 7pm (St. Mary’s). We are currently undergoing a building refurbishment and so the times of our services have changed for this period. During these times the whole church gathers together to worship God, to hear from his Word and to enjoy time together.
What can I expect if I come?
No matter which gathering you come to, there will always be a few friendly people on the door to welcome you and, if you are new, show you where everything is and answer any questions you might have.
We love to sing and praise God in our gatherings, and the congregational singing is led by one of our church bands, made up of regular attenders of the church. Most of the songs we sing are contemporary, although we always enjoy singing traditional hymns here and there as well.
Every gathering also has a talk from part of the bible; these will last between 20 minutes and half an hour and will explore what God wants to say to us about how amazing he is and what it means to live as a Christian in the modern world. If you can’t make a gathering, all our talks are recorded and can be found in the talks section of the website.
We try to make the gatherings varied and interesting since we want it to be enjoyable for people of all ages and backgrounds. We want to be lively and contemporary, but also reverent and God centred.
After the formal part of the gathering has finished, we love to stick around and catch up over tea (or coffee!) and biscuits. This is a really important part of our time together and you are more than welcome to join us.
What’s the difference between the three services?
While there are many similarities between the three services, each one has its own particular flavour.
- The 10 am gathering is slightly shorter (around an hour), more informal, acoustic, and is held in the upstairs hall.
- The 3 pm gathering is held at St. Mary’s and is slightly longer (around an hour and a half). There is always a slot near the beginning with a talk and singing specifically for the children.
- The 7 pm gathering is more focused at the students and young people, although people from all ages attend. We generally spend more time singing, the talk aims to be slightly shorter, and the service finishes between 7.45 and 8pm.
What should I wear?
Our aim is that you can feel comfortable in our gatherings whatever you are wearing, whether you choose to wear shorts or suits. Most people will be dressed pretty casually, although some dress up. It’s completely up to you!
What is there for children and young people?
During the 3 pm service the following groups are available for toddlers, children and young people.
|Crèche||Birth to 18 months|
|Mini Starters||18 months to 3 year olds|
|Starters||3 to 5 year olds|
|Sunday Club 1||School years 1-2|
|Sunday Club 2||School years 3-6|
|(Knighton Young People) KYP 2 Boys||School years 7-9|
|KYP2 Girls||School years 7-9|
|KYP3( Mixed group)||School years 10-13|
During the week there are four clubs available for the children and young people.
|Group name||Age range||Day||Time|
|Sparks||School years 1-3||Wednesday||5:45pm - 7:00pm|
|Base||School years 4-6||Wednesday||6:30pm - 8:00pm|
|Igknite||School years 7-9||Monday||7:00pm - 8:30pm|
|Knightlife||School years 10-13||Friday|
|7:45pm - 10:00pm|
8:00pm - 9:30pm