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
We invite you to join us for one of our services and we want you to feel welcome and at home. We know that your first time at any church, brings up some questions, so feel free to ask us anything! Click here to go to our contacts page.
When you arrive at a Traditional Church Service you will be greeted by one of our friendly door stewards, who can direct you and will offer you a copy of our news sheet, service sheet, hymn book etc.
Arriving at a Café Church Service you will be greeted by one of our friendly welcomers, who will direct you and you can then help yourself to free Fairtrade refreshments.
At The Bridge we aim to have your visit with us the best experience possible.
Traditional Style Services.
We have two traditional style morning services in the church on a Sunday. Holy Communion or Morning Worship (both spoken) at 9.00am and the main service (Holy Communion or Morning Worship) with pipe organ and robed choir at 10.30am. The 10.30am main service will on occasion be replaced by Seasonal Services, Parade Services, Healing Services or Special Services. Please check the calendar or news sheet for variations. We also hold a Holy Communion Service (spoken) on Wednesdays at 9.30am and Midday Prayers on Thursdays at 12 noon.
Modern Style Informal Services.
In the church hall at 10.30am we hold Café Church, a family friendly informal service with live modern music and free refreshments. On the 4th Sunday this is usually Messy Café which features craft activities. We also have Little Fishes, a monthly service in the church for little people and their parents/carers. See our calendar for Little Fishes dates.
How long do the services last?
That varies, depending on what type of service it is, but normally they last about an hour. Spoken services & Midday Prayers are shorter.
Do I have to wear my 'Sunday best'?
Please feel free to wear whatever you prefer, whether that's a formal suit, dress or jeans and a T-shirt.
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 about people with disabilities?
We have built-in wheelchair ramps at the church, 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 and we have a baby changing room in the hall. Everyone who works with children has gone through a DBS check. Please click here for our Safeguarding Statement.
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. Cushions are also available should you need one.
Do you serve refreshments?
After the 10.30am services, 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 a car park in front of the church and on-street parking outside the church. There is also a car park behind the church 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. Please click here for local bus information or see our directions page for a map.