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Information for Visiting Preachers


Audio Visual equipment

We have a digital projector which you can plug your own laptop/PC into, an overhead projector, a flipchart and a board and easel for visual aids.

We also have an integral cassette player, and can rig up a CD player through the main speakers if advance notice is given.

We have a hearing loop system - it is important to use one of the microphones so any hearing-impaired members of the congregation can pick up the loop signal.

Hymn resources

We have 'Hymns and Psalms', 'Singing the Faith' and 'Songs of Fellowship', and a CCL licence (198375) so we can use additional songs on the projectors or service sheet. It would be helpful if you could let us have the hymn numbers and any readings by the previous Thursday.

Services - our custom and practice

We have a prayer request book for people to write in, which is usually brought forward by one of the stewards during the second hymn. It is expected that the preacher will incorporate these requests in their prayers of intercession.

At 10:30am, the Young Church are present for the first part of the service, and many preachers do a short children's address between the first and second hymns, or arrange for our Worship Leaders to do this. The Young Church are normally dismissed after the second hymn by the preacher saying a brief prayer.

Worship Leaders

Please get in touch as soon as possible if you would like our worship leaders to help with any part of the service.