Our Sunday service starts at 10.30am and usually finishes around 12pm except when we have our once a month All Age Services (2nd Sunday of the month) which finish at 11.30am. On the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sunday of the month we have a prayer meeting in the Venue at 6pm. The morning service is preceded by a prayer meeting at 9.30am.
If you haven’t been to a church service for a while it may be a bit daunting, so here are some answers to commonly asked questions:
“What should I wear”? You will find that people wear what makes them comfortable, some will wear a suit while others will come in jeans and a shirt.
“What will happen as I come through the door”? You will be given a warm welcome and after you have taken a copy of our written notices take a seat where ever you want.
“What happens to my children”? During the morning service, we provide a group for children between the ages of 2-5 years called ‘Beginners’, ‘Superstars’ for children aged between 5 and 11 years (up to and inc. Junior School year 6), ‘Footsteps’ is for young people aged between 11 (from Senior School year 7) and 16 years old.
All the children attend the beginning of the morning service and then depart to their relevant groups with their leaders and helpers after approximately 20-30 minutes. The primary aim of these groups is to bring the children to a new awareness of Jesus Christ in a stimulating and interesting environment.
“Do I need to bring a Bible”? If you have a modern translation it would be useful but if you haven’t then don’t worry as there are Bibles near where you will sit.
“I’m worried I won’t be able to find the Bible passages and that I won’t know the songs”. The page number of the Bible passage is mentioned before the reading but if you don’t want to look up the passage that’s fine, just listen to the reading. As for the songs, instructions about standing and sitting are given very clearly and if you don’t or can’t sing the songs just listen to those around you.
“I’m a bit shy and I’m worried about what will happen after the service”. Some people will come and talk to you after the service when there is an opportunity to meet others over a drink, but if you would rather just leave that’s fine.