You will receive a warm welcome at any of our services. There is no need to wear formal clothing when you come to our church. An offering is taken at all services but we don’t want visitors to feel they have to contribute to our funds.

Morning Worship. Our morning congregation is usually about 150-200 people. HSBC is built on a reformed, expository ministry, with a contemporary style of worship. Children of all ages are welcome and we run a crèche and Sunday school, except during school holiday periods when we have all-age services.

Communion is held in the morning service, normally on the first Sunday of the month.

Preaching Programme

The complete programme (including dates that have already passed) is being kept on this website to show the range of subjects covered in the preaching programme.

Sermons can be listened to on the web (including an archive back to 2006), and CDs with the sermons on these subjects and from our extensive library can be purchased. Go to our “Current Teaching” page for more details.

Date Family Praise and “The Message”
10.30 – 12.00 (Unless shown otherwise)
14th April Palm Sunday
Tim Mills
Thursday 18th April
Maundy Thursday Communion Service
Friday 19th April
Good Friday service
Followed by March of Witness to the Market Cross
and an Open Air service there from about 11.10am
21st April Easter Sunday & Baptismal Service
Pete Chilvers
28th April Revelation 7:13-17 & Acts 17:22-34 – Why make disciples?
Pete Chilvers
5th May Hebrews 11:8-16 & Genesis 15:1-21 – Remember Abraham
Pete Chilvers
12th May Matthew 11:27-30 & Colossians 3:1-17 – What is a disciple?
Tim Mills
19th May Philippians 3:7-16 – Remember Paul
Tim Mills
Followed by AGM & Church Business Meeting
26th May 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 – How are disciples made?
Pete Chilvers
2nd June 2 Timothy 2:1-8, 3:10-4:5 – Remember Timothy
Pete Chilvers
9th June Ephesians 4:1-32 – Who makes disciples?
David Allsopp
Followed by Newcomers’ Lunch
16th June John 21:15-19 & 1 Peter 2:1-10 – Remember Peter
David Allsopp
23rd June Local and UK Mission
Guest Speaker
30th June Guest speaker’s topic
Phil Knox
7th July Matthew 28:16-20 & 1 Corinthians 9:19-27 – Where are disciples made?
Pete Chilvers
14th July Mark 10:13-31 – Remember the little children
Pete Chilvers
Followed by Church Business Meeting

Tea and Coffee are served in the church hall at the end of “The message”.