Our preacher this morning is our Minister, Revd. John Thompson. The worship leader is Abi Penney, the prayers were provided by Judi Stammers and the children's material by Wendy Lemon.

Introduction to Advent

If you would like more information about the bags of blessing John mentioned in the video, our our children's work, please contact Magnus in the church office. Click on this button for a copy of our advent devotional guide:

Advent Candle #1: Hope

Here is a copy of the liturgy for the whole series of advent candles, in case you would like to refer to it:

Call To Worship

Song: O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Children's Talk

Veggie Tales: Hope's Song


If you would like us to pray for you, or wish to receive information to help you pray, please contact the church office. If your browser is set up to allow it, you can use the following button to send us an email:


Note to parents: The following two videos contain scenes of the crucifixion that some children may find disturbing.

Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Revelation Song

Bible Readings: Psalm 25:1-10; Hebrews 10:23

Both passages are available to read at Bible Gateway (the links are to the NIV text but the website also provides many other options):

Sermon: Hope in God's Salvation

Part 1

Hope (Bible Project Advent Series)

Part 2

Song: Come thou long expected Jesus


Join us for communion on Zoom at 11:30am on Sunday morning. Visitors are very welcome. You will need bread and wine (or equivalent) to fully take part.

After The Service

Join us for a chat on Zoom after our communion on Sunday morning. The service will finish at around 11:50am but please be aware that it may still be going on when you arrive.

Here is a poem by John Betjeman that touches on themes of advent and communion:

This Week

The Baptist Union of Great Britain are holding a short prayer broadcast every Wednesday evening at 7pm. The link for this week's broadcast (and recordings of previous ones) should be available at this page on the Baptists Together website.

Other events taking place this week and next Sunday were mentioned in the notices section at the top of this page.