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Church Covenant

Since our church as founded in 1794 we have used a Covenant of Membership to express what it means to belong together. The current version, which can be downloaded here, was adopted in 1998. Each year church members are asked to affirm their commitment to this Covenant.

Safeguarding

All children's and youth work undertaken at WBC is governed by our Safeguarding Children Policy, and you can download a copy here: Safeguarding Children Policy.

Group leaders can download a risk assessment template here to complete one for any unusual or external activities not covered by our general risk assessments.

WBC welcomes people of all backgrounds and acknowledges that some of those in its congregation or visitors may be 'adults at risk' and that we all have a duty to support and safeguard these individuals. You can download a copy of our Safeguarding Adults at Risk Policy here.

 

Reading the Bible

You might find this little resource on How to read the Bible useful when learning how to get the most out of reading the Bible.
 

Medical and Consent form

If you are (or have) an under-18 year old attending one or more of our activities, it is really important that we have an up to date consent form, including things like doctor's details, any allergies, and emergency contacts. You can fill in the General Consent Form for Under 18s online.
 

Gift Aid form

If you are able to gift aid your donations to the work of WBC, please ensure you have filled in the Gift Aid Form and returned it to Rachel Tole. This only needs to be done once and will cover all your regular and special gifts to the church.
If you would like more information about different ways you can give to God's work at WBC, see our Giving page.
 

Expense Claims

All claims for expenses should be submitted using an Expenses Claim Form. Paper copies of this form are also available from the church office. Anyone who makes a purchase on behalf of the church should be sure that the purchase is necessary and, where appropriate, that this has been agreed in advance with the budget holder. If you are not clear who is the budget holder who needs to countersign your claim form, please ask Rachel Tole.

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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details below) for our Sunday Service starting at 10.30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

Plan your journey: 

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Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There is a disabled toilet in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10.30am with a warm welcome from our Pastor or another member of our team. Then we have a time of sung worship, led by musicians. Sometimes a person might pray out loud or read a small passage from the Bible. Sometimes people share things that they believe God is saying to the whole church family. This might seem strange the first time you hear it but it’s all part of our connecting with God. One of our leaders will then give a sermon that is Bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then finish with a final worship song.

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What about my children?

We have a great programme lined up for children of all ages:

  • Creche (0 months to 3 years). Children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their grown-up at all times.
  • Splashgang (school years R-2) and Supergang (school years 3-6) - these groups are currently combined into one.
  • Young people (school year 6+) are in for the first part of the service and then go to their own group

We are still transitioning our way back to 'normal' and so, on some Sundays our children will be with their parents (or other adults) for the first part of the service and then go off to their groups after 20 or 30 minutes. On other Sundays, they will be in their groups from 10.30am until the service has finished
Group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, Bible stories, praying, music, craft, fun games and free play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.

On the first Sunday of each month we usually have an "All-Age" Service where we all worship God together as a church family.

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Getting Connected


Life Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our life groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out our Life Groups page and contact us. We can put you in touch with a life group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

 
Other Ministries

We also run/support the following ministries:

Get in touch with us if you would like to know more
If you have any questions about what we do please complete this form and someone will get back to you.
 
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 

Leadership 

Simon Hudson
Revd Simon Hudson, Senior Pastor
Simon's vision is taken from Acts 20:20 - to get the Christian message into homes on a regular basis - and so he is always willing to visit people to offer pastoral support and spiritual care. You can find his teaching via our media page and, when time allows he blogs at acts2020.wordpress.com.
 
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church. We look forward to getting to know you!