What to Expect

If you are a present or past worshipper, you will probably know what you are looking for in a church, so why not come and see if we can provide it? At the very least we hope you will find that you feel welcomed, at home, and in God’s presence.

If you are new to faith, or wondering about it, you are likely to have more questions than we can answer here – you’re very welcome to get in touch with us and we will try to try to help you with whatever you want to know.

Everyone has questions before they try something new. We’ve tried to answer some of the common things that people want to know, but if we’ve missed anything, just get in touch and we’ll do our best to answer.

What is a service like?
In our Sunday morning service, you will find something for everyone, both new visitors and regular members.

We are currently in vacancy, which means that worship is led by different local ministers and preachers each week.

We use a modern projector and screen for music, prayers and readings on most Sundays. There’s no pressure to take part. We’re very happy for you to come along and see what worshipping here is like. If anything seems unfamiliar, feel free to ask the person who welcomes you, or someone sitting nearby.

How long are your services?
Our Sunday services usually last around an hour and we serve tea and coffee afterwards.

What is the music like?
We have an excellent church organ which we use for most services, but sometimes we also use a piano or play recorded songs through the projector. We usually use a selection of modern and traditional songs and currently we request that masks are retained for congregational singing.

Will I know what to do?
Most people find their first visit to church more informal than they expected. We’re a friendly group of people, and we hope you will feel able to relax and get to know us as a church. We’re quite happy for you to join in or not, as you feel appropriate.

What about Communion?
Sharing bread and wine is an important part of our church community. It reminds us what Jesus did for us. We currently have Communion once a month. The bread and wine are served to you in your seat.

Everyone is invited to the Lord’s table – no-one is excluded – but if you prefer you can just decline the bread and wine when it comes past.

What should I wear?
Please dress as you feel comfortable. Our congregation attends dressed in anything from casual to dressed-up. Take your pick!

What happens to my children during the service?
Children are welcomed at our services. After about 20 minutes, children go to continue their worship with activities in other parts of our building. Your children can either stay in, or join this group. Please speak to whoever is welcoming you for more information.

All our leaders have been DBS-checked. We have a full safeguarding policy in place, and review this regularly. It can be downloaded on the home page.

Do I have to give money to the collection?
Absolutely not. Please feel free to just pass the collection plate if you wish. Many church members and regular attenders support the work of the church through cash donations, standing orders, or using envelopes that allow us to receive Gift Aid on donations.

What about prayer?
Prayer is at the heart of our church life, and we believe that it can really make a difference in people’s lives. It’s one of the ways we can discover that God loves and cares about everyone, and is with us always.

We have a board as you come in for prayer requests, and a prayer box where you can post prayer requests anytime on the outside church door.

What next?
Even if it’s your first visit to church, we hope you have a great time, and that you’ll encounter the God who is so important to all of us. We believe God offers hope to everyone, and our aim is to make it as easy as possible for others to discover this. Sunday services are a great place to do this, but if you want to do something different, just have a chat with one of the service leaders or elders.

We have some great opportunities. There is usually a range of social activities, coffee mornings, and Bible study groups, but some of these are currently suspended.

Please remember, if you have any other questions, do feel free to get in touch with us, or just ask someone when you arrive.

Do come and visit. We’ll be pleased to welcome you.

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