Saturday, November 05, 2005

St John's, Hartford, Northwich (C of E)

Location:

at a fairly major road junction in Northwich, Cheshire

When visited:

28th August, 2005, 10am

First Impressions:

The building was fairly full, with well over 200 people. Nice new socialising area at the back of church

Welcome:

Pretty friendly after the service - free drinks and cakes provided. Lots of people talking - I mostly spoke to the few people I already knew.

Type of Service:

"Family Worship with baptism". Printed sheet provided with song words and basic liturgy.

Music:

Band playing well but not ostentatiously, mixture of modern stuff and traditional. Singing was pretty good.

Sermon:

Excellent. Mike Smith (vicar) preaching on Jonah 3-4. Very accessibly done with very good use of powerpoint. He preached the passage, clear for everyone on both judgement and mercy, challenging for both Christians and non-Christians.

Overall:

Great. Reinforced the reasons I aim to come here when in mid-Cheshire.

Website:

www.stjohnshartford.org

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