Welcome! Whether you’ve found yourself thinking about spiritual matters or you’re looking for a church you’ll find a warm welcome. We are a family of people from all ages, backgrounds and walks of life, brought together by the love of God in Jesus Christ, and seeking to live consistently with the Bible’s teaching.
Here’s a brief guide of what to expect if you’re coming to our church for the first time.
Attending a service
You are welcome to attend a service with us without contacting us or booking. t. If you have and questions you can contact us via email by clicking here. If attending the church in person isn’t something you are comfortable with at the moment you can view our services online by clicking here.
If you’re not sure where you’re going, click here for directions! Sunday services start at 11am and 5:30pm, and usually last around an hour, sometimes a bit longer. You’ll be greeted at the door by some of our members, if you’ve not worshipped with us before they will be able to help you with any questions. If you have any particular needs in terms of seating location let them know and they will do all they can to help.
The buildings are wheelchair-accessible, through both the front and side entrances. The chapel and main schoolroom have an induction loop system for the benefit of hearing aid wearers.
The service usually includes congregational singing, a Bible reading, prayers and a sermon. If you have a Bible then it would be great to bring it as it will help you follow what is being said. but don’t worry if you don’t have one. We have some at the church you can use. You won’t be asked to pray out loud, come forward, or introduce yourself to everyone.
Children of all ages are welcome, and part of the service is often intended specifically for them. Please don’t be embarrassed if they make a little noise. Many of our members bring their own children so we are very used to children being present. We don’t run a formal creche, but if your child is not used to sitting for long periods or just needs to let off steam, the service is relayed into the old stables. Ask someone and they can direct you. Baby changing facilities are available as well.
We love to meet new people and normally someone will introduce themselves after the service.
After our afternoon service you are very welcome to join us for tea or coffee and chat for longer.
No need to bring:
- money – all our activities and services are completely free to attend.
- “Sunday Best” – at our services you’ll find some people dressed smartly and others casually. We don’t make judgements based on how people are dressed, so come as you are!