Our Premises

Inside the church

The present church is built of a warm yellow brick with afromosa wood furniture. It can seat a congregation of 120 with seats to one side for a small music group and audio visual equipment. The focal point is a large plain wooden cross on the sanctuary wall above the communion table. Either side of the sanctuary there are two small stained glass windows which are illuminated at night. In front of the blue carpeted sanctuary there is an open area with the font and space for drama, dance and other activities which form part of our varied styles of worship. Above the original stepped entrance is a mosaic of the good Samaritan. Alternative access is by a ramped corridor entering from the Vestibule off the car park. The Pulpit, Lectern and Communion Rail are all removable from the raised platform when the occasion demands.

We have Braille and large print Hymns & Psalms, and large print Mission Praise and Methodist Service Books. Within the church there is a sound reinforcement system with induction loop for the hard of hearing.

The Vestry

The Vestry comprises a quiet area where people can relax and talk confidentially. It is also used for prayer meetings and small meetings of up to 12 people. This area has doors onto the patio which is currently (as at October 2020) being revamped into a Community Garden.

This will have raised beds for herbs and vegetables, a sensory garden with seating to attract pollinators and give space for quiet reflection and for those that want to enjoy the outdoor space without doing any actual gardening. There will be a bug hotel and space for our younger members to enjoy a mud kitchen.

It is tastefully screened off from a smaller area which is used as the church office equipped with storage, computer and desk, photocopier/printer and laminators.

Coffee Lounge

The Coffee Lounge which can seat about 36 has a hatch through to the kitchen, doors opening onto a patio (good for barbecues) as well as a sink for non-food use such as children’s activities and flower arranging.

The room was upgraded in 2019 by covering most of the floor with carpet. The floor by the hatch has a vynlyl covering so that any spillages can easily be mopped up. A small cupboard to the left of the hatch holds eight 4ft Gopak folding tables.

A piano completes the inventory.

The Kitchen

Adjacent to the Church Hall is a large fully equipped modern kitchen which is much appreciated when used for social functions.

It is used by the Luncheon Club, Men’s Supper Club and other groups within the church and is available to book for events such as children’s parties.

Stainless steel worktops, a six-burner cooker, under counter fridge and freezer plus a full complement of crockery and cutlery are there to be used. A central island, with power, provides plenty ofpreparation area as well as aiding moving around the kitchen.

The Car Park

We have a car park for about 26 cars. Leading off this in the far left corner is an entrance to a spacious vestibule with double doors to the left to the Hall. A ramped corridor to the right provides easy access to the toilets, Vestry, the Christian Care office and the Church. A level corridor to the left leads to the Coffee Lounge, Kitchen and Link Room..

There is an all-access toilet for those with mobility difficulties and baby changing facilities. All three toilets have recently been redecorated and brought up to modern standards.

The Church Hall

The hall (formerly the 1935 church) seats 120, or 80 at tables. It has a stage at one end, several store rooms and provision for stage lighting. An induction loop system is installed.

It is used for a variety of events including concerts, pantomimes, sales and fairs, lunches, meetings and youth activities.

Just inside the entrance is a cupboard housing ten 6ft Gopak folding tables.

A door diagonally opposite the entrance leads to the Link Room.

The Link Room is available for small meetings and small groups of about 15.

It is equipped with 10 lounge chairs, about 15 plastic chairs, a full size table football machine, a flat screen TV, DVD player, WiFi and a large 4-in-a-row game.