Frequently Asked Questions

... about what to expect when you come to church on a Sunday

What happens when I arrive?

If you're driving you can park in the church car park and on a Sunday you can also use the school car park opposite the church. The main entrance is at the front of the building and there will be someone there to show you where to go.

What's it like inside?

The main auditorium is a purpose built facility which is comfortable and user-friendly. The welcome area contains a bookstall and there are toilets including a disabled loo. In the auditorium itself there are state-of-the-art vision and sound facilities to enable you to see and hear clearly. Here are some pictures of the building and the main auditorium.

How do I know what's going on?

As you enter the auditorium you will be given a sheet of informtaion about what's happening in the church. You can sit anywhere in the church and the words used in the service will be displayed on a screen at the front so there's no fumbling in books. (If your sight is poor you can collect a copy of the words to be used in the service as you enter.)

What's a typical service like?

The morning services consist of a mix of music, relevant prayers, readings from the Bible and some teaching. It usually lasts about 75 minutes. Musically you will find a mix of the contemporary and the classic with 'Reflections' being a little quieter than 'Celeberation'. The teaching is on topics which relate to every-day life and always takes the Bible as its starting point. People often comment about how relevant the Bible is to living today.

What is there for my family?

We run separate age-appropriate groups for your children up to the age of 11 and an alternative programme for 11-18s while the main 'Celebration' service is running. Usually the under 18s head off to their activities after the first 15-20 minutes of the service: they will be shown where to go and you can accompany younger children if they're nervous.

At present we can't offer children's activities during 'Reflections'

Do I have to understand Christianity before I come?

No you don't. We always try to make our events as user-friendly as possible so you won't be uncomfortable during the worship.

Is there a dress code?

No! you can wear what ever you're comfortable in and no-one will worry if you're casual or smart.

How much does it cost?

We're not after your money. You will find that there is an offering at each of our services because we believe that giving is part of being a Christian. However it's entirely voluntary and we don't expect our guests to participate in it.

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