What to expect

Where & when does the church hold services?

Morning services start at 10.30am every Sunday. We also have a smaller evening service starting at 6.30pm.
You can get details of how to get here on our Contact us page.


What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will receive a very warm welcome  - there will always be someone at the door before services to welcome you who will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go.

The content of services varies from week to week but they will include some songs, (words projected on a screen), a reading from the Bible, some prayers led by the person leading the service. There will be a talk from one of the leaders of the Church (or sometimes someone from another church or Christian organisation) with an opportunity to receive prayer from a member of our ministry team at the end of the service.

Services are typically 1¼ to 1½ hours long, a bit shorter when the children stay in throughout (see below)

Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the service where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.
 

What is provided for children at church?

For the morning service children stay with the person who has brought them for the first part of the service in church before leaving to go to age appropriate activities led by our team. Usually the first service of each month is what we call "All Age" where the children stay in the service throughout and the content is made accessible for them. All who work with children and young people have been carefully selected and had Disclosure and Barring checks (which replaced CRB checks). Our full safeguarding policy is displayed and a copy can be had on request.

The children’s activities end around Noon. There is no specific provision for children at the evening service although children may, of course, come with their parents or on their own if they are old enough.

Is the church accessible for those with disabilities?

Yes, we aim to make it so. One of the two entrances we usually use on a Sunday has level access and there is step free access to all parts of the building except for the offices which are on the first floor. We have a fully fitted toilet for those with disabilities. In the church itself there is space for wheel chairs, there is hearing loop system and song books and the weekly news sheet are available in large print. When we have Communion, gluten free bread is available and the wine is alcohol free. If you have other needs please let us know and we will make every effort to help.

Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.
 

How much do I have to put in the Collection?

Nothing! The collection is primarily for people who are committed to the church to make an offering. As our guests there is no expectation that you will make a gift. Many of our ‘regulars’ do not put anything in because they make their gift through the bank so you will not be alone in not putting anything on the plate.

Will I have to join in?

You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you. We often stand to sing but there is no problem with staying seated if you wish.

What is it that you believe? How are you different from other churches?

You can find detailed answers to these questions here

What else is there to get involved in?

Far too much to list here but feel free to ask on a Sunday or drop in any day during the week (upto 2pm) or contact the Church Office (Phone 02476520621  e-mail ) or find your way around the roughly 70 pages of this website.

I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them?.

Please feel free to contact us. If you want to know who the leaders and staff of the church are, then check out our People page