Church Life

Details of our Worship Services and Weekly Church Events

Our main worship service is at 10.30 am each Sunday morning, and this is often led by our own minister, Rev Rach Ward.

Rev Rach will be moving appointments this summer, but remains our minister until the end of July when Rev Mark Roberts will become our minister.

You can contact Rach or  Rev Mark Roberts and you can also contact the church leadership team.

On Sunday 28th July, at 10.30am we will be led by Wilma Young and in the evening there will be a Circuit Farewell Service for Rev Rach.

Rev Mark Roberts will be with us on Sunday 4th August at 10.30am, when we have a service with Holy Communion.

We also have a monthly gathering for ‘Faith & Light’ (worship and fellowship for those with learning disabilities and their carers) on the first Sunday of each month at 3.00 pm.

We hold a ‘Messy Church’ on the third Wednesday of each month, the next one is on Wednesday 17th July.

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Activities for Children and Young People

Our Children, Youth and Family Worker, Jane will be pleased to give you details of our events and activities for children and young people.

There is provision for children at our main Sunday services, and a range of weekday activities, including ‘Parent, Carer and Toddler Group’ each Wednesday morning from 9.30 am and each Wednesday afternoon from 1.30 pm. Our popular ‘Storytime’ group meets fortnightly on a Tuesday morning at 11.00 am.

For information about our church Uniformed Organisations – Rainbows, Brownies and Guides (which meet on a Tuesday evening) and Beavers, Cubs and Scouts (which meet on a Friday evening), please use contact

Youth Work

Our Youth Engagement Worker is Abby Watterson who can be contacted at

Community Groups

We have a range of groups including Memory Lane Cafe (1st Monday 2.00pm – 4.00pm), Meeting Point (Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon), Woolly Wednesdays (2nd and 4th Wednesdays 1.30pm – 3.oopm), Friends Together (2nd and 4th Thursdays 10,.00am – 2.00pm) and Singing Together (Thursdays at 2.30pm).

You can contact our Community Engagement Worker, Jane for further information about these community groups.

Holiday Club

Children are invited to join us for our ‘Guardians of Ancora’ Holiday Club.Guardians of Ancora Holiday Club

Click here to download the registration form and book places for your children.


We take our responsibilities for keeping our children and young people safe very seriously. Our Safeguarding Adviser is Dr Yin Mellor. Further details of our policy and procedures can be obtained by using the Contact Us form.

What’s going on in the church rooms this week?

Simply click on the relevant week for a list of all the church and community groups meeting in that period.

Please note that these diaries are not live, and designed only to give an indication of room usage. There may have been some changes since they were added to the website.

There are full details of each group on the church noticeboard, and information of how you can join an activity. If you want to book a room for a meeting, you can easily see which dates and times may be available, and the visit the Room Hire section.