Heswall URC FAQs
Where do we find you?
We are in a modern church building in the centre of Heswall, next to Tesco. There is car parking in the church grounds and a beautiful garden behind the church, often used for peaceful contemplation. In addition to the church itself, the church hall and meeting rooms are used to support church activities as well as being used by group from the wider community.
When are the services?
The Sunday morning service is at 10:30 am.
What are the services like?
Services are lead by members of the church and invited preachers from elsewhere as we are in the process of seeking a new minister. We have a communion service once a month, usually the first Sunday of the month. The words for the songs, prayers and readings are projected onto a large screen to allow all to participate if they wish. After the service all are welcome to join us for a cup of fairly traded tea or coffee and a chat.
There is a contemporary evening service at 6:30 pm and, once a month a midweek communion service.
We also hold healing services and prayers around the cross, using songs and prayers from Taizé
How long are your services?
Our services are usually just over an hour long.
What is the music like?
We have both contemporary and more traditional songs. We are fortunate to have a fantastic music group drawn from our congregation who help develop our worship. We also have more traditional organ-based hymns
What about my children?
Children are very welcome in our church, we have been awarded the ‘child friendly church award’. During the first 20 minutes of worship, the children worship with the adults; the worship is lively and tailored towards the children. After this, the children leave for their own activities with the junior church team; all of whom are CRB checked.
Does every one have to put money in the collection?
No. Feel free to pass the collection bag on. Our members contribute regularly through an envelope system or via standing order.
Is there a dress code?
No. Most of us are relatively informally dressed.
Communion is an important part of our worship where, together we share the bread and wine. All are welcome to take bread and wine if they wish but there is no compulsion.