A Warm Welcome
St David's is a vibrant, welcoming and friendly church at the heart of our community in the delightful Cotswold town of Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.
We are an Anglican, evangelical church with a weekly attendance of around 230-300 adults and children at our various services, and are part of a benefice (group) of 5 churches in the surrounding area.
To find out more about us as a church why not watch this video.
Rev Steve Wookey
Questions about coming to our services?
We would love you to join us at one of our services, but you may be unsure what to expect. Here are a few answers to questions that we are sometimes asked about our services.
What's the best service to come to?
If you're coming with children it is best to come to Sundays@930. It is informal with contemporary music and lasts for about an hour. We have coffee and pastries available from 9:20 and two creche areas. During the service we hold the Sunday Club for children when you will be invited to drop your children off at St David's Centre for fun and learning tailored to their age groups.
The 11 am service is a slightly more formal service but there is still provision for children, and all ages are welcome.
If you want something a bit quieter or more traditional, there is a Prayer Book Communion at 8am every Sunday morning.
Sundays@Six (at 6pm) is more informal, usually involving a small band, perhaps more suitable for older teenagers. It lasts around an hour.
What should I wear?
Whatever you're comfortable in. People wear anything from jeans and t-shirts to jacket and tie!
What time should I arrive?
It's good to arrive five minutes before the service, although don’t worry if you are running a little late - lots of others are!
Will I know what to do in the service?
For the three main services all the words you need will be on three large screens, at the front of the church. There are Bibles in the backs of the chairs so you can follow the readings in the book if you prefer. The 8:00 communion follows the 1662 service which is printed out in a booklet.
When do the children go to the Sunday Club?
The Service Leader will announce when it’s time for the children to go to their groups (for 3-14s) over in St. David's Centre. This is normally about 15-20 minutes into the service. Your children can either go on their own with all the others, or you're welcome to take them to the groups, and stay for a minute while they settle in. We've got a creche area, with helpers, for under 3s. You can either leave your child there, or stay with them. At the end of the service don't forget to collect them!
How do I know when to stand or sit?
The person leading the service will make that clear. We usually stand for songs and hymns (it's easier to sing that way), and for a couple of other bits. Just look around and see what other people are doing if you're not sure.
Do you have toilets?
Yes, in the porch as you come into church, and there are facilities for disabled people.
What happens after the service?
At the end of the service the leader says a brief closing prayer, and then walks down the aisle to the back of the church. Coffee and tea are served at the back of the church, and you are welcome to stay on for a as long as you wish!