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Services

We have 2 services every week apart from on special occassions like Remembrance and Easter where we all come to together at 10am.

Our Sunday Services:

9am Morning Worship- This is a more traditional service with communion on the 4th Sunday.

10.30 am Morning Worship - During this service we have groups for children to attend. We have communion on 2nd Sunday of the Month. 

We would love to see you and be able to welcome you. 

 

Small Groups

Small groups are a central part of the life of Holy Apostles. We have a rich mix of groups – some support particular interests or communities (for example: carers, older members of the church, musicians) while many are groups of church members meeting together in homes or other places for study and mutual encouragement.  We have groups that meet for breakfast, during the day, and in the evenings.

Small groups are a great way to get to know people. If you are interested in joining a group please contact one of the coordinators on smallgroups@holyapostles.org.uk

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Thrive is our Holy Apostles women’s ministry. We meet together a few times a year and are made up of women of all ages and at various stages of life.

Our hope and prayer for Thrive is that the women who come along will meet with God, know they are loved and valued deeply, and thrive like the oaks of righteousness in Isaiah 61:3.

‘He has sent me …
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendour.’

Our regular events include:

  • a termly women’s breakfast where we meet for food, a time of teaching and chats!
  • half day retreats which include time to worship and talk to God, be creative and go deeper in our faith
  • socials for that all important time to catch up and share life together

The Thrive blog which can be found at hathrive.blogspot.com.

For more information, please contact the Thrive team at thrive@holyapostles.org.uk.

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Men's Ministry

The men's ministry at Holy Apostles seeks to develop a community of men dedicated to cultivating real relationships and spiritual maturity. We meet together every couple of months (when not in lockdown) for a Saturday morning breakfast together, where there is an opportunity to catch up, hear from a speaker, and to pray together. We also arrange regular social gatherings where there is time to get to know each other in a relaxed way.

 

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Children and Families

Families, regardless of their shape and size, are really important to us at Holy Apostles and we hope that you will find friendship and fun as we journey together.

Babies are very welcome in church and we are not concerned by noise. If they are unsettled or if it is easier for you then do use the lower room at the back of church at any point during the service. There are baby changing facilities in the disabled toilet in the main church next to the kitchen and in the Crèche.

We recognise that families face new and challenging pressures and we aim to help them flourish through a number of groups, clubs and parenting courses..

At the 10.30 Sunday service in term time we start in church together and then the children leave part way through the service to go to clubs:

Crèche in the lower room at the back of church is for children under the age of 3 years old. The service is streamed onto a screen so that parents can still follow the service.

MiniClub is for preschool children aged 3 & 4 and takes place in the lower room at the back of church. 

Sunday Club is for children in primary school, Reception to Year 5. They are escorted to the church hall by their parents or carers.

During School Holidays there are no children's groups and everyone stays in the main service together.

Messy Church runs once a month from September to May on a Sunday at 4pm, when we enjoy crafts, stories, singing and celebration. Dates are available on a postcard at the back of church. 

During the week

Sunflowers is our Praise and Play toddler group, and meets from 9.30am to 11.00am most Mondays in term time. This is for parents and carers with children from birth to 4 years. There is a suggested donation of £3.00 per session to help cover costs. 

Brownie packs are associated with the church. They meet on Fridays during term time in the Church Hall.  You can contact the leaders via the church office.

 

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Youth

Our heart is to see young people have a safe place to come, meet together, get to know themselves and each other better, as well as explore their faith and relationship with God. No question is off the table and we aim to 'tool up' together exploring where and how we learn more about faith and how we put this into practice. 

From May 2024 we are returning to 2 youth groups. School years 6 to 8 attend our Fully Reliant on God group (FROG). School years 9 to 11 attend our Holy Apostles Youth group (HAY). During term time, both groups will have 2 Sunday sessions per month in the hall during the 10.30 service and in the intervening weeks they will remain in church. In addition, we have a programme of evening socials and opportunities to join with other youth groups at local events and camps. If you would like to see a copy of our latest programme please email Penny cfy@holyapostles.org.uk

 

If you have any questions about our children and youth provision please contact Penny, our Children Families and Youth Lead - cfy@holyapostles.org.uk