Faith & Worship
Worship is about coming into God’s presence together and expecting that God will change us. At St. Columba’s our worship has a sense of structure and flow, but without being stiff and formal. Music is important to us, and we enjoy singing to worship songs, hymns and folk melodies. Our worship is centred on listening and responding to God’s word to us in the Bible and on sharing the bread and wine of Holy Communion which is a sign of God’s living presence with us. Worship is something for everyone to get involved in, and there are lots of ways that can happen!
Our main service is at 10. 30 am. On the second and fourth Sundays of the month we share Holy Communion. These services are opportunities for our faith to be deepened and nourished. On the first Sunday of the month we have a service of All Age Worship, which is short, lively, and based on drama and story-telling. On the 3rd Sunday we have a service of “Worship Together”: this service aims to be especially accessible to those who may be new to the Christian faith.
We have a comfortable crèche area at the back of the worship space and children’s groups every week except for the first Sunday. Our prayer ministry team is available to talk and pray with people in confidence after the service has ended. The worship area is wheelchair accessible and some hymns are signed in British Sign Language.
We are blessed with a flexible modern building which is disabled accessible and well used throughout the week. Many people are drawn to our worship area with its beautiful contemporary stained glass and textiles. It is a light, serene space that forms an atmospheric setting for our worship.