Visiting for the first time

We know it can be a daunting experience visiting a church for the first time, particularly if you are on your own rather than with a friend or family.

There are no rules about what to wear, please come as you are.

When you come to our services you will be given a warm welcome, but it won’t be over the top. There will be someone to greet you at the door and hand you a service sheet.

There are no reserved seats in our Church so find a seat where you feel comfortable. You may like to find a seat where you can see what other people are doing so you know when to stand up and sit down.

Our services have  Sunday School groups and a crèche for young children  – all of our volunteers have the required DBS checks. If you’d prefer your child to stay with you during the service, they are more than welcome.

Services normally last around an hour, services that include Holy Communion can sometimes last a little longer.

You can take Holy Communion with us if you have been confirmed in the Church of England or usually take communion in your own church. Even if you don’t take communion, please feel free to go up for a prayer of blessing instead, just hold the service sheet in your hand when you do. If you’d rather stay in your seat, that’s fine too.

Visitors are not expected to make any kind of donation. A collection bag will usually be passed around, but please do not feel embarrassed to simply pass it along to the next person.

After the 10.30am service, we serve tea and coffee (and biscuits!) at the back of Church and you are warmly invited to stay with us for a chat. If you’d like to talk to someone in more depth, look out for members of our congregation wearing a blue badge – they’re our welcomers, wardens and church council members and would love to talk to you.