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Thursday Night Service 7 pm
The traditional Sunday gathering was such a small part of what we did. Although important, it wasn’t the most important thing. Pre-lockdown Sunday mornings typically served a small, faithful, more elderly congregation. We had been questioning whether the Sunday service was right for the church’s context for some time. It seemed to be historically related, which is not necessarily a bad thing, we had just become really uncomfortable with that model, led from the front, often by a middle-class person. There was also the time – people are involved with sport or wanting a lie-in on a Sunday morning. For the community in which we’ve been placed, it didn’t seem the best way of helping people discover and deepen a relationship with God.
We came to the conclusion that what we had done for 60 years in terms of getting people to come on a Sunday was no longer the right approach, yet we’ve seen people will come on a Thursday. In many ways it’s quite a pragmatic decision, and the current crisis has allowed us to make the leap. Our association with Sunday brings so much tradition and history. Removing ourselves from those expectations is both freeing and scary as there is a security in the trusted material, but we should not be afraid of changes.
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