We are a small independent church affiliated to the Wesleyan Reform Union.
We like to think we have a friendly atmosphere where everyone is made welcome.
Please note that we are unable to conduct weddings at this current time.
We do not have a car park. On street parking is limited and we would ask that you are considerate towards local residents and other road users when parking near to TLC. Please be careful when leaving your vehicle as we are on a busy road.
Our vision is to share God's heart for the community, in the community. We believe that God’s heart is that people will want to have a personal relationship with Him through belief and trust in His Son, Jesus Christ. We are currently exploring ways of achieving this vision by partnering with other local churches, charities and organisations.
Our worship is open and interactive with a variety of styles and expressions. The teaching is Bible based, and led by Graham Johnson, our Lay Pastor. We also invite other local preachers to lead our services.
Our Sunday morning services start at 10.30am and are suitable for all ages. On the first Sunday evening of each month we are joined by friends from the local Baptist Church and have an informal time of prayer and discussion, starting at 6pm. We do not currently meet at TLC for worship on any other Sunday evenings.
We usually celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month.
On Tuesday evenings we meet for prayer and Bible study at the home of one of our members.
Children are welcome and especially on Sunday mornings where we have a small Sunday School class.
Our Vision and our Worship
We believe that:
1. There is one true and living God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; Him alone do we worship and adore.
2. The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, as originally given, are divinely inspired, infallible, and supreme in all matters of faith and conduct.
3. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. And are thereby subject to God's wrath and condemnation. But God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, who was conceived by Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is truly God and Man. That the Lord Jesus Christ offered Himself as a sacrifice on our behalf for the sin of the whole world, thereby turning away God's judgement. He was raised from the dead, ascended into heaven where He is our advocate and mediator, and that He will personally return in glory and power to restore all things.
4. The Holy Spirit is a divine person equal to and of one substance with the Father and the Son. That His work is necessary to make the death and resurrection of Jesus effective in a believers life, granting them repentance toward God and faith in Jesus work. He also lives within every believer making them God's children. He gives gifts to every believer, to be used for the building of God's kingdom, and to bring glory to the Father.
5. The Lord Jesus Christ is head of the Church which is His body on Earth.
6. In the priesthood of all believers, and that together we are one body in Christ Jesus having equal spiritual opportunities as the sacred right of all.
7. That the sacraments are an outward and visible sign of the inward and spiritual work of grace, and that only baptism and the communion service were instituted by Jesus. That the proper subjects for baptism are those who have believed in Jesus as their Saviour.