We are pleased that you are visiting our website and we hope that you are inspired to visit us one Sunday or Tuesday, or at any of the events which we have from time to time.
If you are a present or past worshiper, you will probably know what you are looking for in a church. So why not come and see if we can provide it at Cottingley. At the very least we hope you will find that you feel welcomed, at home, and in God’s presence.
If you are new to the area, and wondering about us, you are likely to have more questions than we can answer here. But we’ve tried to answer some of the common things that people want to know, and if we’ve missed anything, just get in touch and we’ll do our best to answer.
In Sunday worship Cottingley has a flexible worship style which is empowering through lay involvement and has a tradition of open prayer during this service. We have chairs, not pews, which helps with using our space more effectively. We sometimes use PowerPoint during the service (but not every Sunday) and have a variety of worship-leaders and preachers which helps us to have a wider understanding of God’s love through Jesus
We are ‘enthusiastic’ singers rather than ‘perfect’, we have organ accompaniment and use a new hymnbook, ‘Singing the Faith’, from which we are learning new songs
Absolutely not, though many church members and regular attenders support the work of the church through cash donations and standing orders.
Please dress as you feel comfortable. Our fellowship dresses in anything from casual to dressed-up. Take your pick!