What to expect on a Sunday morning.
Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area or have lived here all your life, we know that going to a church for the first time can be hard and churches can be very different from each other. We hope this page will help make it as easy as possible to discover what we are really like.
Our Church meets on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month at the Winsford Academy. We go straight into our service at 10:30am, which includes a time of prayer and worship. Once the service finishes, which is around 12pm, we stick around to chat and have some refreshments.
As COVID rates are still high, we are still implementing some measures to help protect, individuals and the wider community. We feel that this is a great way to demonstrate our love for others, as we make small sacrifices. If you'd like to find out what these are check out our Sunday Services
page, here you will also find out about what goes on during 4th and 5th Sundays!
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When and where?
We meet at 10:30 till around 12:30 at the Winsford Academy is located off Grange Lane. For directions please click here.
What should I expect when I visit Overflow Church?
Overflow Church has a very relaxed family atmosphere. On arrival, you will be greeted by one of our Welcome Team who will show you where to go. As a church, we love worshipping so normally have around 30 minutes of worship. However, each week is slightly different - varying from a guitar and worship leader, to MP3 tracks we sing along to, to a worship band! Each week we have a relevant, inspiring and challenging Bible-based preach. It's important for us to have an opportunity for people to be prayed for at the end of our meeting too. After the meeting finishes most of us stay around for refreshments and a catch-up! This is a great time to ask any questions you may have and get to know people. As part of our family environment we all chip in and help tidy up too.
What happens to the children and youth at Overflow Church? Being a church that the whole family can be involved in and feel part of, is really important to us. Here at the Overflow Church, we love to include the whole family and to show God's heart to everyone regardless of their age. We also have a heart for worship and we love it when the kids and young people worship God and get involved. We are super-relaxed, happy to have little ones around and don't mind a bit of noise and chaos. We also have amazing groups for kids and youth that happen after worship - all aimed at being fun and creative while learning more about God and growing in relationship with Him. The kids and youth have lots of opportunities of being part of the Church including leading worship and helping to lead meetings.
All our activities are run in line with our safeguarding policy. For any child/young person to attend any Overflow Church activities please click here to download and fill in a consent form, and hand it back to a leader, the forms are updated yearly to keep our records up to date.
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Creche (6 months to 3 years)We currently don't have a formal creche, however, there are toys provided in the meeting room for your child to play with during the meeting. Don't worry if they make some noise as they play and express themselves during the preach or if preferred they can join in the Kids Group room where there are also toys provided. However little ones would need to be accompanied and supervised by a parent/carer. As a need for a creche arises we will jump at the chance to start one.
Reception - School Year 6We usually all start in the same room together and then split into age-specific groups. Each week is slightly different. The heart behind our children's and youth work is that we don't want to just teach Bible stories but we want the children and youth to have the opportunity to encounter God for themselves and build their own relationship with Him. We aim to make our Kids Work a space where not only kids love it but adults wish they could be there. Sessions normally include games, crafts, interactive fun and relevant Bible-based teaching. We encourage the children to develop their ability to hear God and to pray for each other. We have even been treasure-hunting, which they loved!
You will need to go with your child and register them the first time they attend.
To find out all the other children's activities please click here.
School Years 7-9Currently they join the kids group and also split for age appropriate discussions. We are keen to start a Youth Group where they can develop and build on their relationship with God. To find out all the other youth activities we do please click here.
School Years 10-13Currently stay in the main meeting which are delivered in a way that is relevant for young people and adults. To find out all the other youth activities we do please click here.
Is there a dress code? No! Please just be yourself and come dressed however you're comfortable. Please do bring along a face mask with you, as we are still using these in some indoor settings.
Will I have to join in? Not at all. You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you, if you are unsure of anything please ask.