The Church building was closed temporarily but the Church continues with virtual worship on Zoom. On Sundays at 10:45am (“doors open” at 10:15am) for morning worship with a break-out room for children; on Thursdays at 7:30pm (“doors open” at 7:15pm) for prayers. Please come and join us; you’ll be most welcome at these and other meetings. The “drop-in” for coffee, cake and conversation on Thursdays 11am – 12 noon continues on Zoom and the Community Café has re-opened in church (with social distancing) for coffee and cake on Thursdays 10:30am 12 noon. (For the link for all the meetings on Zoom,, please see below; this includes the facility to join with only audio from a (non-smart) telephone.)
Full details of the Zoom connections are:
|💻 Join Zoom Meeting with video and audio (computer, tablet, smart phone)|
|Click link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7019277749|
|Meeting ID: 7019277749 No Password required|
|📞 Join Zoom Meeting with audio only (non-smart phone)|
|Dial 0131 460 1196 or|
|Dial 0203 901 7895|
The worship at Stainbeck is varied, informal and inclusive respecting the diversity of theological understandings within the congregation. Worship on Sundays and on Thursday evenings has continued throughout lockdown on Zoom.
We occasionally invite preachers and worship leaders from other places and denominations, some of whom we specifically ask to tell their Faith stories. Some of these speakers may come to us from secular organizations.
We have held other services specifically targeted for local people not familiar with traditional church worship eg Christingle and other Festival Services. We also held an annual Community Songs of Praise at which members of the community, local agencies and secular users of our building come together to sing and to speak about their work and vision for the area. This works well (attendance 90-100 people).
Coffee and tea were served in the Café Room after services. This important time of fellowship is greatly valued by members of the Sunday congregation.
Each Thursday from7.30 to 8.00 pm is an opportunity for mid-week prayers following varied worship patterns. It is a valued time when we can think and pray together. This service is led by either the minister, different elders or friends from our partner churches. Holy Communion is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of each month.
We use the Revised Common Lectionary to encourage continuity of teaching and fenerally use the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible w.
Our denominational hymn book is Rejoice and Sing, but we use a far wider selection of hymns, songs and music. Members participate in services by reading, acting or leading worship.
We welcome all who seek Infant Baptism, but would wish to get to know the family first and require parents to recognize the promises they will make. When there is no wish for a commitment to the Church, we offer a Service of Thanksgiving and Blessing. The Church also supports Believer’s Baptism if requested.
Easter: Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
Sermons at Stainbeck click here