What to Expect

Thank you for visiting our website and showing interest in this page.

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.

Our Minister leads worship one Sunday a month and the other Sundays are led by local preachers.

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.

How long are your services?

Our Sunday services usually last around an hour.

What is the music like?

It is mixture of traditional and contemporary.  We have an organist for two Sundays a month, and use a digital hymnal for the other Sundays.

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 our services are set up so you can relax and get to know us as a church.

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 (non-alcoholic) will be served to you in your seat (water is also served as an alternative).  Everyone is invited to take part – no-one is excluded.

What should I wear?

Please dress as you feel comfortable.  Our regular congregation dresses in anything from casual to dressed-up.  Take your pick!

What happens to my children during the service?

Children are welcomed at services, at the moment we don’t have any regular children’s activities as we don’t have any regular children.  But we would be happy to start some for you!  We are happy for children to join in the main service as they are able and to join in all we are doing. If you feel you want to take them out there is a side room that can be made available.

Do I have to give money to the collection?

Absolutely not.  Please feel free to just pass the plate on 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.

In addition to prayer during worship, we are available after worship for anyone who asks for prayer.

What next?

Even if it’s your first visit to church, we hope you have a great experience, and that you’ll encounter the God who is so important to all of us.  We believe God offers a promise and a hope to everyone, and our aim is to make it as easy as possible for others to discover this for the first time.  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 elders or the minister.

There is a range of social activities.  We also have we have a Friendship Group every Wednesday and a Bible study group every Tuesday.

Please remember, if you have any other questions, feel free to get in touch with us, or just ask someone when you arrive.  There’s always a welcome team on the door if you’re not sure who to ask.

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