Sunday at 9:15am

What can I expect?

People from all ages and backgrounds worshipping God together. You can expect a warm welcome, great worship and engaging Bible teaching as we focus on being disciples of Jesus.

How long is the service?

About one and a quarter hours.

What about children?

We are blessed with lots of children at St Mary’s. There are groups for children and young people from 0-14 years. On a regular Sunday we stay together for the first 15 minutes of the service before the children leave for their groups. Occasionally we stay together for the whole service.

Is there Communion?

We share communion on the 4th Sunday of the month.

What happens afterwards?

Refreshments and a chance to get to know each other better in the hall and to encourage one another.

Any questions?

The 9:15am congregation is led by Jon Drake. Jon is supported by a pastoral team which includes Dick & Fiona West, Rob & Tarryn Wingfield, and the leaders of the 9:15am Growth Groups. You'll usually find them wearing a badge on Sundays.

For information about the special events below, contact the office.

Special events for our congregation

  • Women's Breakfast - Sat 10th November: More details to follow.
  • Men's Beef, Beer & Bible - Sat 17th November: From 7:30pm for 8pm to 9:30pm. A night for men from the 9:15am congregation to socialise, study the bible together and support one another. Book in with .
  • 9:15am Winter Walk & Meal - Sun 25th November: All are welcome to come on a walk for around an hour leaving at 11ish after the 9:15am coffee time, followed by a meal back at the church hall. Further details to follow.
  • 9:15am Congregation Breakfast - Sun 13th January: Breakfast for the 9:15am Congregation from 8am-9am in the church hall, for a suggested donation of £2. Please do join us for some unhurried fellowship time before the service.
  • Women's Breakfast - Sat 9th February: More details to follow.
  • 9:15am Spring Walk & Meal - Sun 24th March: All are welcome to come on a walk for around an hour leaving at 11ish after the 9:15am coffee time, followed by a meal back at the church hall. Further details to follow.
  • 9:15am Congregation Breakfast - Sun 28th April: Breakfast for the 9:15am Congregation from 8am-9am in the church hall, for a suggested donation of £2. Please do join us for some unhurried fellowship time before the service.
  • 9:15am Men's Weekend Away - 16th-18th May: Advanced notice of this valuable time away with other men from the 9:15am to build our fellowship, enjoy relaxed time together, and study God's Word. We will be staying near Pulborough in West Sussex. We head down after work on Thursday 16th May, and return after lunch on Saturday 18th May, to leave us some weekend time with families back here. We'd love you to join us. Contact  if you'd like to come along.
  • 9:15am Congregation Evening Social with food - Sat 8th June: More details to follow.
  • Women's Breakfast - Sat 22nd June: More details to follow.
  • 9:15am Congregation Breakfast - Sun 14th July: Breakfast for the 9:15am Congregation from 8am-9am in the church hall, for a suggested donation of £2. Please do join us for some unhurried fellowship time before the service.