Some of the questions people ask:
Can I park at the church?
We have a car park behind the church. On Sunday mornings, we are allowed to open the gates to the Junior School across the road and many choose to park there.
Is there a dress code?
No, please come as you feel comfortable. We are a pretty casual lot. Some wear jeans and t-shirts, others are smarter. We don't think what you wear on the outside is nearly as important as who you are inside.
What will happen when I arrive?
We always have someone at the door to welcome you. They will give you a notice sheet which includes the order of service and help you find your way around.
What happens during the service?
There are usually three services on Sunday, all slightly different, but all include music and songs, readings from the Bible and a helpful message that’s relevant for today.
Do I have to sing?
We enjoy singing as an expression of our worship, but we don't expect visitors to join in unless they feel comfortable. People often stay seated, so it won't be odd if you want to just sit and watch. Then again, if you join in, you may find you enjoy it!
Are children welcome?
Absolutely. The 10.30am service is most appropriate for younger children. There’s a creche and two levels of Junior Church. Once a month, we have All Age Worship at 10.30 and, also once a month, our young people (Year 7 and up) enjoy their own God spot.
Do you collect money during the service?
Yes, as Christians, we see giving as an expression of our love for God. We also want to be a church which reaches out to our local community and contributes to those who have need. But don’t feel compelled to give. Many people give once a month or by standing order so it won’t be strange not giving when the plate comes round.
Will I be asked to do anything?
No one will make you uncomfortable by asking you! We find that once a person has been attending church for a while, they tell us that they’re ready to help. Only then do we suggest some of the many small services that contribute to the success of the church.
Do you do anything 'weird'?
It depends what you mean by 'weird'! Some of our services are traditional, some are modern. Some are very lively, some are quiet and contemplative. People get used to the differences and attend those that suit. Once a month we take communion (bread and wine) and we explain what this is about at the time.
You’ll find more about our services and activities in other parts of the website or you can Email Us with your questions. We look forward to hearing from you.