SUNDAY

We meet 10.30am each Sunday at Church of The Cross.
On the first and third Sundays of the month, we have Holy Communion. On these Sundays the 5-11s groups has activities. On the 2nd and 4th Sundays the 11-18s group either stays in the service, or has a session together.

OTHER SERVICES

Mid Week Communion:

We have a mid-week Communion Service at 12pm usually on the first and third Wednesdays of the month (but check the list in the church, as it can sometimes change). This is a short, simple and reflective Anglican service open to all. 

(St Paul’s on Bentham Road has one on Tuesday at 10am. William Temple on Eynsham Drive has one on Thursdays at 10.30am.)

Mid Week Group:

We run a mid week evening group on Mondays in term time (7.30-8.30pm), where we have a time of praise and worship, a short time studying the Bible, and some prayer together. This is designed to a mid-week option for those who can’t come on Sundays, but also another option for those who are able to. (Children are welcome!)

The teaching in these Mid Week Services is different from that on a Sunday morning. At the Wednesday Communion we have been working through The Gospel Of Mark, and from September 2019 will start the Gospel of John. Our Monday Evening Group is going through the Old Testament.

The style of worship at Church of The Cross is informal, hopefully accessible, and can be broadly described as evangelical. This means that the preaching of the Bible is central to what we do, but not to the exclusion of other important acts of worship. We aim to have a balanced service where preaching, singing, worship and prayer all play a part.
We believe in the Triune God, Father, Son & Holy Spirit, who is alive and active today, transforming broken lives, healing wounded hearts, and richly blessing those who choose to love and walk with Him. We believe in a God who hears and answers prayer, and so we will always be willing to pray with and for you, looking for God’s answer and blessing to come. And naturally, being called Church of The Cross, central to all of this is Jesus Christ, and the preaching of His life, death, resurrection and ascension.
We also believe in having fun, and so fellowship and laughter is (hopefully!) a regular part of our times together.
We start at 10.30am, and the service lasts about 75 minutes, followed by tea and coffee. In the service we will have:
– Songs of worship.
– Times of prayer.
– A time of testimony to share with each other what God has been doing.
– The reading of the Bible.
– A 15-20 minute talk, based on the Bible reading.
– At the end of each service prayer is offered for anybody who wishes it.
Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month are groups for children aged under 11.
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday are groups for 11-18 year olds.
(Children and youth all stay in for the first half of the service, for the sung worship, only going out afterwards.)
Every first and third Sunday of the month we have a service which includes Holy Communion. This Sunday service will usually last a little longer.