St Francis' Church
St Francis' warmly welcomes you with a broad and diverse range of Worship. We follow the Common Worship orders apart from monthly Evensong and bimonthly Morning Prayer which are Book of Common Prayer. Typically in our Services there are some sung responses by the congregation and music supported by the choir organ and guitar.
Our morning services are held at 10am and evening services at 6pm and usually last about an hour, with time after to chat to clergy and meet other members of the congregation whilst taking refreshments. There are facilities for babes and small children within the church. We have facilities for people with disabilities.
Stories, craft and activities for children during services on 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays.
The congregation has chosen building blocks to help us focus in our daily lives - A dependence on God - Prayer - Bible-centred teaching - Youth Ministry - Community involment - Friendliness
Pastoral Care is a natural part at the centre of church life, clergy led with a pastoral care team and a prayer network group . We aim to keep in touch with the congregation and offer home communion, support local care homes with worship, assist families through our active Mums and Babes group and offer Bible led study to guide us with pastoral care needs.
We enjoy a variety of social events and church activities, which are very much part of our fellowship, some church based such as Epiphany Party, Coffee Morning, barbecues and also out and about on annual Church outings, which have included a canal boat trip, visit to Bodiam Castle with steam train ride and Amberley Chalk Museum. Our church hall lends itself to support social events. During the week the hall is used for Play Group, Guides, Mums and Babes, dance, fitness and community activities and we appreciate and nurture the link between the group and church life.
St Francis’ Church is located on the Balcombe Road not far from Oakwood school, near bus stops, less than 5 minutes walk from Horley Railway Station and very close to the shopping centre.
Access – the church and car park are on the level with double doors and ramp access to both the church and the hall.