We want you to feel very welcome when you visit us. We know that visiting a new place can be daunting; you don’t know what to do when. This is to help answer your questions and ease your mind!
Here are answers to 10 questions that you may have about our services.

1. What do I wear?

We don’t expect people to wear their ‘Sunday best!’ Some of our folk come smartly dressed; others come dressed casually. Wear what you feel comfortable in – as long as it is not indecent!

2. When do I arrive and how long are the services?

Aim to arrive about 10 minutes before the start of the service. Usually the service lasts around one hour and fifteen minutes. Information about the different Sunday services can be found here.

3. What do I do when I come in?

At the morning services, you will normally be given a service and notice sheet at the door. Sit anywhere where there is a free chair. Please take your coat and belongings with you, which you can hang on your chair. Buggies and wheelchairs can be left near the front door or taken into the church if that suits you better. We have good level access to the building.

4. What about bringing children?

Children are welcome and we don’t mind noise. The 10.30am service is particularly family friendly. The creche is open from the beginning of the service for children under 3 years old or they can stay in the service with you (they may need something quiet to distract them). Older children leave for groups half-way through the service – they will be directed to the right room. Your children are welcome to go or stay with you. More about our groups.

5. What happens during the services?

Usually we sing Christian songs, have prayers, a Bible reading, talk and, sometimes, special presentations. We normally stand to sing songs and sit to pray and listen to the talk. Our songs are a mixture of traditional hymns and modern Christian songs played by a music group.

6. Will I be made to do anything?

No, you can sit and do nothing if you want. Most people join in with the songs. You may not know the tune but the words will be projected on a screen at the front and are on the service sheet that you will be given. The person leading the service will tell us what to do so that we can participate if we wish. We would love all people to discover the blessing of knowing God but we will not force our faith on people.

7. What do I do in a Communion Service?

Communion is where we share bread and wine (non-alcoholic) in remembrance of Jesus’ death for us. All those who are baptised and following Jesus as Saviour and Lord are welcome to go up to the front of church to have the bread and wine. Those who are not Christians, or who do not want to take communion for some reason, can either stay in their chairs or go up to the front for a prayer (simply keep your hands by your side to indicate that you would like prayer).

8. Will I be asked for money?

No. When you come in, you will see a box for donations. This is for our regular members who want to support the church financially. Donations are welcome but we do not want visitors to feel obliged to give anything.

9. Can I talk to someone about questions, problems or be prayed for?

We have people who come to the front of the church after services to pray for people and talk about difficulties or questions about faith. They will pray with you and can arrange for someone to meet you at another time if you want. The staff team are also available to talk. For more about support with difficulties, click here.

10. What happens after the service?

Tea and coffee are served from the tea hatch in the Trinity Centre. This is free. People normally mingle and talk. Please stay around and meet people. We also have a Welcome Table where you can pick up information about the church. The Welcome team are there to greet you. You are free to leave whenever you wish.

If you have any other questions, get in touch.


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