(usually 10:30am & 6:00pm)
On this page, you will find details about our Sunday Services.
The 'Plan' gives details about who is leading worship at Cole Street at our various services and events.
We are lucky to enjoy the words from a range of ministers, preachers and speakers from round the Circuit and further afield, each bringing their own message and style of worship.
If you scroll down the page, you will find details about our different services and what you can expect from them. This is a great section to read if you have never been to church or if you haven't been in a while.
31.10.21 | 10:30am - Family Worship led by Mr. Bill Jones
31.10.21 | 6:00pm - Evening Circuit Worship including Holy Communion led by Mr. Bill Jones
07.11.21 | 10:30am - Family Worship led by Mr. Andrew Biggs
07.11.21 | 6:00pm - Evening Circuit Worship at Central with Mr. Bill Jones
14.11.21 | 10:30am - Family Worship led by Mrs. Rachel Devlin
14.11.21 | 6:00pm - Evening Circuit Cafe Church Worship at St. James' with Deacon Janet Heys
21.11.21 | 10:30am - Family Worship including Holy Communion led by Mr. Peter Roberts
21.11.21 | 6:00pm - Evening Circuit Worship at Woodside led by Mr. Martin Rider
28.11.21 | 10:30am - Family Worship led by Rev. David Alford
28.11.21 | 6:00pm - Evening Advent Carol Service at Central led by Mr. Andrew Biggs
05.12.21 | 10:30am - Family Worship led by Mr. Astley Blake
05.12.21 | from 5:30pm - Special Event - CAROLS IN THE COOL (Carols from 6pm)
12.12.21 | 10:30am - Family Worship led by Mr. Richard French
12.12.21 | 6:00pm - Evening Worship including Holy Communion at St. James' led by Rev. Sharon Elson
19.12.21 | 10:30am - Family Worship including Holy Communion led by Rev. David Alford
19.12.21 | 4:00pm - Special Event - CAROL SERVICE & NATIVITY
24.12.21 | 4:00pm - Special Event - FAMILY CHRISTINGLE SERVICE
25.12.21 | 10:30am - Christmas Day SERVICE led by Deacon Janet Heys
Sunday Service - Family Worship
Family Worship & Sunday School takes place on Sunday mornings throughout the year starting at 10:30am. At these services, you can expect the usual main ingredients of worship with a family friendly approach. These services usually take place in the main church hall at Cole Street, with the congregation sitting in straight or curved rows or sometimes around tables in a cafe style.
You can expect lots of singing of hymns and praise choruses to music played on piano, from a digital hymnal through the sound system or from computer using video. Words, images and video are usually projected at the front of the church on two screens. Hymns books are also available if you prefer. The door steward and steward on duty will ensure a warm welcome for you at Cole Street.
Preachers and Ministers usually open with prayers and singing before addressing the children and young people of the congregation. Worship continues, after the children and young people have moved to Sunday School in the adjoining rooms, with readings, talks, offertory and prayers, as well as more singing!
These services last about an hour. Refreshments are served at the end of the service. On occasions, a variety of literature is available. What is always available is a time to chat and talk over a cuppa!
Normal, casual clothing is worn by most but you equally wouldn't look out of place if you wore a suit or smart dress.
- Seating is spaced apart to satisfy aspects of social distancing where some may prefer to remain distanced.
- Offertory is accepted on dismissal via a plate rather than collected during the service.
- Hymn books are not being used.
- Track and trace system in operation.
For more information on the Sunday School, visit the Sunday School page.
‘A warm welcome awaits you at our Church’.
Sunday Service - Evening Circuit Worship
(usually 6:00pm, sometimes 4:00pm)
Evening Worship takes place on Sunday evenings throughout the majority of the year usually starting at 6:00pm. At these services you can expect the usual main ingredients of worship through a relatively traditional approach. These services usually take place in the Main Hall at Cole Street with other churches in the circuit joint us. The congregation sit in either straight rows or in an arch depending on the preference of the preacher/minister. The churches are used on a rota basis so Cole Street is used once every three weeks or so.
You can expect hymns to be sung either to piano or digital hymnal. Hymn books and/or digital projection are usually used. The door steward and steward on duty will ensure a warm welcome for you at Cole Street. Services generally comprise of song, reading, liturgy, sermon, offertory and prayer.
As a result of COVID, these services have moved online via Zoom. Post-COVID, services will return to churches in person however some live streaming of services and occasional services (perhaps during the winter months) will be held via Zoom.
These services last about an hour.
Some of these services may be held at Central Methodist, Dudley, St. James', Pensnett or Woodside Methodist, Woodside. Please check our preaching plan for details.
‘A warm welcome awaits you at our Church’.