What to expect....
Our main Family Worship Service takes place every Sunday from 10am to around 11.15am.
I don't know if I'm a Christian - does that matter? Everyone is welcome, no matter what stage you're at on your 'journey'. We hope that whether you are exploring Christianity or church for the first time, or have been a Christian for many years, you will feel welcome among us.
It's probably best to turn up around 9.50am. You will be greeted on the door by our Welcome Team who will answer any questions you may have. You will be directed to the stairs or lift as appropriate as our main Church sanctuary is on the first floor.
Our church was built in 1907 and whilst it has many beautiful architectural features, the main access unfortunately comprises steps which might cause issues for those who need more flat access. At the moment we provide this via the side garden entrance, located to the left of the main door through an unlocked iron gate and should you need this one of the Welcome Team will be more than happy to assist.
We have plenty of space for wheelchairs and pushchairs in the main Church and chairs can easily be moved to accomodate you. No seats are reserved, so just take a seat wherever you like. The main church and the downstairs hall have full hearing aid loop systems. Please sit on any of the the main seating areas in the photo to the right to get the best use of the loop. On the ground floor we have a disabled toilet next to the lift and a ramp that leads from the entrance into the main hall for.
What should I wear?
This is easy.
Wear whatever feels comfortable.
We are an informal church and accept people as they are.
What happens in a service?
Most people experience slight anxiety going anywhere new for the first time. We want you to feel welcome and comfortable when vou visit our church so here's a quick summary of what you can expect:
Our service lasts about an hour and a quarter.
At 10.20 (ish) children are invited to leave the main service to go to their own activities.
On the first Sunday of every month our service includes Communion when we take bread and wine (non-alcoholic) and remember together the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross.
Do I need to bring some money?
We don't have a 'collection' during the service, as many churches used to do in the past, but there are collection bags at the top of the stairs. You are under no obligation to give, this is really for regular church members to contribute to the upkeep of the building and the church's work, but if you do feel that you want to give then please feel free to do so. You can also ask somebody on the welcome team for more information. Many church members now pay by direct debit on a monthly basis.
We hope that answers some initial questions you may have about coming to church and hope to see you soon!