So you're new to Cranbrook
It is our pleasure to welcome you to Cranbrook and serve you in anyway we can
We exisit to...
...love God through worship;
love the church through fellowship;
love Ilford through mission.
Service time : 10:30AM Sunday Morning Service.
Service time : 06:00PM Sunday Evening Communion Service.
What to expect: We gather together to worship Jesus. We’re not formal; we’re not polished. However, we are a grateful people who want to gather together to worship Jesus, love each other and love our community. We are far from perfect, but we worship and thank the One who is.
Anyone and everyone is invited to join us each Sunday. Check out the About Us
section for more info on Cranbrook.
Here are some F.A.Qs (if you like those kinda' things) :Q: How long is the service?
A: The service usually lasts around an hour and a half. Afterwards you are free to stay for as long as you want with tea/coffee and conversation or prayer.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Clothes that you are comfortable in. Come as you are.
Q: Do I stand, sit, kneel?
A: It’s completely up to you; do whatever you are comfortable with. We believe that, even though we meet as the body of Christ to worship, each person worships God uniquely. Some might raise their hands or clap when signing; some might sit and pray quietly – reflecting their own way of worship to God. If you want to join in, then do.
Q: What kind of music can I expect?
"My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed. Psalm 71:23
A: We sing a lot and we have a group of musicians and singers who lead our songs. We believe music is a great tool to use to worship, so we use it throughout our service. We try to keep an array of styles of music through the service, from old hymns to modern pop-esq. songs.
Q: Will I be preached at?
He said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation." Mark 16:15
A: No, you won't be preached at, but we do preach the Bible. Preaching is a vital way in which God speaks to His church through His Word. We want to hear from God, so we listen to what He wants to say from the Bible.
Q: Oh by the way, I have a kid… should I leave them at home?
Jesus saw it... and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God". Mark 10:14
A: NO WAY! We love kids; in fact we have some wonderful people that would love nothing more than to hang out with your children
We provide care for new-borns to secondary school age and when we say care we mean we really care about your children - they learn about Jesus just like you do.
All our youth leaders are DBS checked with full disclosure.
Do you have a kid of secondary school age? Well leave them at home… just kidding! We would love your kid to join us in our worship services because we think it’s important for them to experience what we are doing as well. They will certainly be very welcome.
Q: What do I in Communion?
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst". John 6:35
A: Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is available to all believers in Jesus in order to remember his sacrifice for us and to symbolise the new covenant which He made with His people. The bread and wine represent Christ’s broken body and shed blood.
All believers who have been baptised or are exploring baptism are welcome to take part. For anyone else, we will gladly pray a blessing on you. Our communion drink is non-alcoholic.
Q: Should I bring a Bible?
A: If you have one, sure. If you have it on your phone or a tablet, that’s fine too. We also have Bibles that you can use during the service and we tend to put the passages up on the screen most of the time.
(We tend to use the ESV translation).
Q: Do I have to put money in the offering bag?
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. Corinthians 9:7
A: No, please feel free to let the offering bag pass you by; no one will think any less of you. However, we do take giving seriously as it is part of our worship and we encourage our members and regular friends to give, as led by the Lord.
All the money is used to furthur the work of CBC in Ilford and beyond.
Q: Why give?
A: As Christians, we give our time, talent, and money joyfully in response to Jesus’ generosity in order to help more people meet Jesus. Scripture has a lot to say about giving and we give because we want to be like Jesus; modelling our lives after him means giving.
We give because it shows our priorities. Matthew 6:19-20
We give because it shows faith in action. Acts 4:32-35
We give because we have been given so much. 2 Corinthians 8:9
If you have any furthur questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org