Here’s a brief guide of what to expect if you’re coming to our church for the first time:
If you’re not sure where you’re going, click here for directions! Sunday services start at 11am and 6:30pm, and usually last around an hour, sometimes a bit longer. Come as you are; you’ll be greeted at the door and given a hymnbook and a Bible, if you haven’t brought one.
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.
There’s no reserved seating, although we try to keep the back couple of rows free for families with young children. If you’d like to sit somewhere more discreet, there is a first-floor gallery where you can observe the service without being surrounded by people.
The service usually includes singing, a Bible reading, prayers and a sermon. We usually stand up to sing and remain seated for everything else. There’s no obligation to join in with the singing if you’re not familiar with what’s being sung, and 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. 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 where toys and books are available and there’s plenty of room to run around. Baby changing facilities are available as well.
Please do stay after the service and get to know us a bit better. Tea and coffee is served after the evening service.