We are a vibrant and diverse church family seeking to serve God and our community from our setting on Anlaby Common. We have a particular focus on prayer, social action and evangelism.
What can I expect?
How long is an Anlaby Park church service?
In total, an Anlaby Park service is about 60 to 90 minutes in length. Services usually begin with a time of worship. The music group will lead the church in music. Song lyrics are projected onto the screens so you can sing along and/or engage with worship however you feel most comfortable. After this, one of our preachers will come out to share an encouraging and Jesus-filled message.
What’s the culture like at Anlaby Park?
Sunday’s at Anlaby Park are exciting, fun and engaging. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest. We love our church and we want show it!
What about my kids?
We believe that kids should have a great time at church and every single week we offer our ‘Excited’ kids activity and a creche for the smaller children. These activities are led by qualified teachers, so you can leave your children in safe hands and relax and enjoy the main service.
Frequently asked questions about worship
At Anlaby Park, you are welcome to come as you are. You will find worshippers dressed anywhere from suits or dresses to jeans and t-shirts.
You can expect a warm welcome by people very happy that you are with us.
Have you ever wondered why Christians eat a small piece of bread and drink a sip of wine (or grape juice) in some church services?
You’re not alone.
For thousands of years, the Church has continued a practice called Communion, or depending on different church traditions, the Lord’s Supper or the Eucharist.
Communion uses bread as a symbol for Jesus’ body and wine as a symbol for His blood. Yes, it sounds strange. But why do Christians talk about eating Jesus’ body and drinking His blood? Are we cannibals?
Jesus started the tradition of communion. He instructed His followers to use bread and wine to remember the sacrifice He was going to make when He died for our sins on the cross. His instruction is recorded in the bible in 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.
Taking communion doesn’t make you a Christian. It doesn’t save your soul or get you to heaven.
God actually warns us about taking communion without considering what it means and why we’re doing it. The intent is not for us to mindlessly perform a ritual, but to intentionally set aside time to remember what Jesus has done and why He did it (1 Corinthians 11:27-31).
Communion is not an obligation, but a celebration.
Communion celebrates the Gospel: Jesus was broken for us so that we can be fixed by Him. As often as we remember Jesus, we should celebrate Jesus.
Communion is important because it’s a command to remember. Jesus wants us to remember every time we taste bread and wine, and even when we sit at the tables in our own homes, that He is the one who provides all we need. He gives us the physical food that we need to survive and the spiritual nourishment we need to keep taking our next steps with Him.
Where to find us
No matter what you’re facing, we’d love to pray for you!
Couldn’t make it to church?
Anlaby Park’s ‘Listen Again’ service let’s you catch up with the latest speaker.