What to Expect on Sundaysadmin2020-10-07T19:27:34+00:00
What to expect when you come to church on Sundays
Whether you are new to church or just moved into the area and are looking for a local church, we want you to feel comfortable, so here’s a bit about what to expect on Sunday’s.
Sunday Morning Worship
Our Sunday morning worship is gathered in church and live streamed on Zoom and officially starts at 11am. Please book with the parish office if you would like to attend in church tel. 020 8952 4066. We maintain a COVID-safe environment with social distanced seating, QR code check-in for the NHS App, hand sanitiser at the door and a one-way system for entry and exit. Everyone wears a face mask during the service unless medically exempt. Worship is led by our Worship Director, with those present encouraged to move to the music or wave a flag instead of singing.
The service starts with the band playing a contemporary song at 10.55am to create the atmosphere of worship. Everything that we sing or say together is on the screens. The predominant worship style is contemporary (Hillsong, Jesus Culture, New Wine). There will be a bible reading and a talk every week, and on the fourth Sunday of the month we have Holy Communion (in one kind only). Unfortunately due to the current restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to serve refreshments.
Children & Youth
We welcome children and young people at St Margaret’s. For children under 5 years old there is the children’s corner. For Primary school children we have a group of willing Sunday School teachers who are keen to see you and restart our Power Praisers group. Materials are provided for children to do work on at home along the theme of the service. Our secondary school age youth all stay in the main service and follow the adult teaching stream. They are encourage to join in with leading the monthly All Age service or get involved in one of the many serving teams. In 2019 14 young people from across the parish completed the CPAS Growing Leaders Youth course and are now meeting virtually for a bi-weekly youth group on Zoom.
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On the third Sunday of each month we have an evening worship service which is predominately praise and worship. The theme may vary each month including an annual Thanksgiving and Remembering Service in June, Voice for Jesus Concerts in October and February and a Youth Celebration service in September. The worship style is contemporary and we are delighted to have worshippers from other churches in Edgware, Chesham and London joining us on different occasions. This evening is intended to be a soaking in the Holy Spirit and prayer ministry is available. We hoping to make this service available online in April.