Here's some useful information about our church services.
Our Sunday services are a big part of what we do. It's important to gather as a community, to learn, pray and worship, before we go out into our local communities and do God's work. We leave a lot of space during our services for God to meet with us as we wait on him. We also begin every service with a cafe, and well, that's just because we love cake.
Where do we meet?
High Street Methodist, Sish Lane, Stevenage SG1 3LS
When do we meet?
1st Sunday of the Month:
The Gathering is on from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
2nd & 4th Sunday of the Month:
Our 4:30pm service is on from 4:30pm - 5:30pm.
Our 6:30pm service is on from 6:30-8:15pm
(with Cafe from 6:15pm)
3rd & 5th Sunday of the Month:
Our 6:30pm service is on from 6:30-8:15pm.
(with Cafe from 6:15pm)
Who's it for?
Everyone will be welcomed. No matter what age, background or religion.
Our 6:30pm service is welcome to all but particularly focused on young people and young adults.
Our 4:30pm service is welcome to all but particularly focused on young families.
The Gathering is our combined service, and is welcome to all.
Where can I park?
There is a car park next to the Methodist church (which does fill up quickly). It can be accessed by going through a 'pay and display' car park. If you can't get a space, feel free to use the 'pay and display' car park.
There is also free parking along the high street, up to 5 minutes walk away.
What should I expect?
Can I bring my Kids? Yes, absolutely, all are welcome to our services but we would encourage you to bring your kids along to the 4:30pm service if you are able to, as that service is focused on them.
Do I have to be a Christian? Everyone is welcome to attend our services, you don't have to be Christian.
Am I allowed to sit when I want? There is no pressure to stand during the service.
Is the cafe free? All food and drink in the cafe is 100% free. We also have a meal at The Gathering, which is also free, but we encourage people to bring a plate of food along to share if they can.
What should I wear? There is NO dress code, please come as you are.
How long is the service? The 6:30pm service normally lasts for about an hour and a half, but we take a 5 minute break in the middle for Cafe. The 4:30pm service lasts for about an hour, with a meal afterwards. The Gathering lasts for about 2 hours (with a meal throughout).
Why do you sing songs? We sing songs to and about God, as this is our way of thanking Him for all that he is.
Do I have to give any money? There is no obligation to give money.
What's your denomination? We are a Church of England church, part of the Diocese of St. Albans.
Can I take communion? If you are a Christian from any denomination you are welcome to take communion.