C. 2011The Bridge - Evesham Road, Headless Cross, Redditch, Worc's, England B97 4JX
A Centre for Christian Worship & Community Life - Serving The Community Of Headless Cross & Southcrest
The Bridge is a Local Ecumenical Partnership (a partnership between churches of different denominations) between the former St. Luke's Church (Church of England) and the former Headless Cross Methodist Church, formed on Ash Wednesday, 25th February 2009. To find out more about Ecumenism please click here.
Is the church open for visitors?
The church is open to visitors on Thursday and Fridays mornings (during the winter months this is by request - please ask in the hall) from 10.00 to 12 noon. Refreshments are available in the hall.
What time are the services?
We have two traditional style morning services in the church on a Sunday. A Holy Communion Service or Morning Worship (spoken) at 9.00am and the main service (Holy Communion, Morning Worship or seasonal services) with pipe organ and robed choir at 10.30am.
In the hall at 10.30am we have Café Church, an informal service with live modern music by Spirit 2. On the 4th Sunday this is usually Messy Café which features craft activities.
On the 2nd Sunday there is a Family Service at 6.00pm with the Boys and Girls Brigades.
We also hold a Holy Communion Service (spoken) on Wednesdays at 9.30am.
Please check our calendar pages for any variations to the above services.
How long do the services last?
That varies, depending on what type of service it is, but normally they last about an hour.
Do I have to wear my 'Sunday best'?
You are free to wear whatever you prefer, whether that's a formal suit, dress or jeans and a T-shirt.
What about people with disabilities?
Wheelchair access is easy, as we have built-in ramps at the church, hall and Number 71. A hearing aid loop system is installed in the church and large print is available if required (please ask). We have wheelchair accessible toilets and assist dogs are very welcome.
What about my children?
Children are very welcome at The Bridge. Everyone who works with children has gone through a CRB check.
Will there be a collection?
Yes there will be a collection in the church, however visitors can simply let the collection plate pass by without feeling awkward. In Café Church there is no collection but there is a plate for donations.
What is the seating like?
Comfortable! We have chairs rather than pews, some also have arms.
Do you serve refreshments?
After the main 10.30am service, tea, coffee, squash and a variety of biscuits are available in the hall. The refreshments are free, although some people choose to make a donation.
Is there car-parking space?
We have room for about 8 cars in our car park in front of the church and there is also on-street parking outside the church. There is also a car park behind the Memorial Hall and a free public car park a short walk from the church by the local shops.
How do I find the church?
Our address is Evesham Road, Headless Cross, Redditch, Worc's B97 4JX, a short walk from the centre of Headless Cross in the direction of Redditch town centre. There are local bus stops within a few metres of the church. See our directions page for a map.