Here are a few questions you might have if you are visiting for the first time:
HOW LONG WILL THE SERVICE BE?
Our services normally finish by 12:15pm, and are followed by coffee and biscuits and a time to chat for anyone who would like to do so
IS THERE PARKING?
Although there is no church car park, there are plenty of parking spaces in the village within a very short walk, although the council has instituted a small charge. There is parking by the Doctor’s Surgery and library on Chapel Lane, or in the Village Square by the bus stop. Alternatively, if you are coming to a service, you are welcome to park at the end of Crown Lane (by the Vicarage and Beehive Building), which runs on the north side of the church.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A SERVICE?
You will be welcomed at the door, then find a seat a anywhere. If you have children you may want to be nearer the front left as there is some side space there you can take them to if a bit restless or wanting space to draw.
Each service has someone who leads, and who will give out the notices and then introduce each part, so you can relax. The words are usually on the screen so there is no need to find your place in a book.
There will be songs, a Bible reading, a talk, prayers, usually a 'kids slot', and sometimes people have the chance to say what God has been doing in their lives, to encourage us all.
DO I HAVE TO SING AND SAY THINGS OUT LOUD?
Only if you want to! There are opportunities to join in with singing and prayer, but you can choose whether to join in or not.
WILL IT COST MONEY?
No. There is a collection plate near the entrance of the church for donations to be placed, but this is really for regular church family to contribute to the running costs of the church. Please feel most welcome to come in without any payment!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Whatever you are comfortable wearing.
WHAT IS COMMUNION?
Communion normally takes place on the first and third Sundays of each month.
We remember how Jesus shared bread and wine with the disciples, his followers, just before he was led to the cross. We are reminded he said to do this 'in remembrance of me', because his sacriface was for us. We share non-alcoholic wine and gluten-free bread for communion.
We invite all those who have made a personal commitment to Jesus, know him as their Lord and Saviour, and are seeking to follow Him, to join us as we share the bread and wine.
If you do not want to take communion that is fine - you are welcome to come forward for a prayer of blessing or just relax in your seat for this part of the service.
WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN?
As a church family, we love to have people both young and old in our services. We aim, in all our Sunday services, to have something for children to help them to enjoy being a part of what is going on. There is a small crèche room adjoining the congregation space where the service audio is relayed, if that is of help at all. We hope that your children will feel at home and cared for. Please don’t worry about noise - we can cope! We’re glad to have children feeling safe and joining in as children do!