A warm welcome to our Services at Holyrood Chapel, Foveran Parish Church
It can be daunting going to a church service for the first time or after having been away for a long while. We aim to make our Sunday services welcoming, understandable and open to all – whether you are a regular worshipper, haven’t been to church for years or perhaps have never been to a church. We are a growing, family-friendly church seeking to reach out to all people.
We hope the summary below helps explain a little of what you can expect to happen at any of our Sunday services.
What does a Sunday service look like?
Our 11 o’clock service starts with a time of singing songs of worship led by a band from the front. Children and young people share in 20-30 minutes of worship, then leave for their own fun and learning time in the Church Hall and our church service continues with more traditional Hymns and a sermon lasting around 15 minutes. The service usually finishes at noon.
During the service, church members have an opportunity to give money to the work of the Church worldwide (though many will do this through standing orders or by other online means), but as a newcomer, please do not feel obliged to do this – this is for people who call Foveran Parish Church their home church.
Twice a year we take bread and wine together to celebrate the Lord Jesus Christ and what he’s done for us in his death and rising from the dead. This happens during a formal Communion service and at other times we do this during a short, informal act of worship immediately following the 11 o’clock service.
After each service, tea and coffee is served up the road in the Church Hall where there is plenty of opportunity to chat to people and make new friends.
Every six weeks we have Messy Church, which is an opportunity for families to enjoy time together with crafts and games, and sometimes … get messy! There is a bible story, singing and we all have a soup and bread lunch in the Church Hall afterwards – we welcome all families to this even if you don’t usually come to church.