Worship at Stainbeck

During COVID, the Church building was closed temporarily, but the Church continued to worship and meet via Zoom.

The building is now open and we are holding hybrid services with simultaneous streaming on Zoom (links below); please see the Diary for updates .  Holy Communion is celebrated on the second Sunday of the month.

On Sundays at 10:45am morning worship; on Thursdays at 7:15pm  for prayers. Please come and join us; you’ll be most welcome at these and other meetings.

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 

We would really like you to be able to attend services at Stainbeck with your families. Currently, we are not able to provide a Sunday Club were children go out with Sunday Club leaders. And we know that for young children sitting in church during the whole service is far from ideal.   One thing we are trying now is to stream the service into the Café Room where parents and carers can go and continue to enjoy the service while the children explore craft activities and games which will be set up. 
If you wish, please feel free to go to the Café Room with your child/children at any point during the service. Emmanuelle or another adult will be there to welcome you and your child/children.
Our services remain shorter than previously with no family slot – this will no doubt change as new patterns emerge. 
Emmanuelle and I would really welcome ideas  about what works best for you so we can see how we can help you get the most out of coming to church on Sundays.
We hope that this is helpful and we look forward to seeing you as you are able – and please share  any thoughts with us.
With all good wishes,


Revd Angela Hughes


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 and now on Sundays is now hybrid.

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 past 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 tradition has restarted. It is an important time of fellowship greatly valued by members of the Sunday congregation.

Each Thursday from7.15 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 the minister, different elders, or friends from our partner churches. Holy Communion is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of each month. These prayers continue on Zoom.

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.

The Community Café  has re-opened in church for tea, coffee, toasted teacakes  and cake on Thursdays 11:00am 1:00 pm.


Easter: Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed! Alleluia!