We realise it can be a little daunting to step into a church for the first time, especially if you’re not sure what to expect. Here’s a brief outline of what we do in our services. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
During our services we will have a time of singing (you will hear it called praise and worship). This is a time when we express our love to God and give thanks for His goodness towards us. You are free to stand or sit during this time of worship.
We believe that the Bible is God’s perfect and holy Word. It clearly speaks of the reality of Jesus Christ as our Saviour and shows us how to relate to both God and each other. Every Sunday, we seek to teach biblical truth in a practical and relevant way.
Prayer is simply speaking to God. During a service you may hear people pray out loud, while others may pray silently. There will be times in a service when we may pray for specific needs or situations in our world.
We believe that God does speak to us when we meet together. During the service there may be times when people share thoughts and Bible readings that God has given them.
The Bible encourages us to be a people who give generously of our time, gifts and finances. During the service there is an opportunity to give to the mission of New Hope Church and the North Guildford Food Bank. If you’re a visitor there is no obligation for you to give, we just want you to be blessed during your time with us.
Communion is a time to remember the significance of Jesus’ great sacrifice of himself on our behalf on the cross. The bread is a sign of Jesus’ body given for us and the wine reminds us of his shed blood, so that all who trust in Him will be saved from hell and have eternal life. Please only take communion if you are a committed believer.
Tea and Coffee
We enjoy tea and coffee together during the morning and this is a great time to chat and make new friends. On special occasions we have cake or bacon butties!