YOUR FIRST VISIT
Where do I park?
There are a lot of parking spaces in surrounding streets, parking restrictions mostly do not apply on a Sunday. There is a Pay & Display car park just across the road in Prince's Drive.
Who should I find if I have any questions?
Welcomers at the doors are there to provide any information you might need, and direct you to leaders in the church, the children’s work leaders, toilets, crèche, etc.
What about my children?
On Sunday mornings we run a full Children and Youth programme. Our children join us for the start of the service before going to their groups and then return for the last part of the service.
Where are the toilets?
These are located in the corridor through the doors to the right of the serving hatch, there are signs but anyone will be happy to direct you. There are baby changing facilities in both the ladies and the gents toilets. There is also a toilet for those with disabilities who need a bit more space.
What can I expect to happen during the service itself?
Most services follow a similar pattern. They start with a welcome, prayer and song. Our music is upbeat and contemporary. The words will be on the big screen for you. If you don’t know the songs, just relax and listen. Feel free join in as you are comfortable. Most people will stand during any music, but please sit if you wish. Usually the children leave after the first song, we then have the sermon and there may be prayer or other items led from the front. At about 11.30 the children return and this is the time for notices, news, etc. We assure you that you will not be made to feel embarrassed, asked to speak, made to come forward, etc.
Once a month we share Family Communion during the service. We aim to explain clearly how this is done so that no one who is new will feel embarrassed. We leave it to the parents’ discretion as to whether children should receive bread and the wine. Once a month there is also a Communion for those who do not go out to Junior Church..
Tea and Coffee is served after the service, this is free. Time to chat with each other is an important part of our time together.
Sometimes you’ll find the format a little different. In particular, we have All Age Services from time to time.
How long will the service be?
Each Sunday morning we usually start at 10 : 30 am and aim to finish by noon.
The evening reflection, this starts at 6 : 30 and aims to finish by 8 : 00 pm.
What should I wear?
Most of our regulars choose to dress casually, but please wear whatever you feel comfortable in!
How easy is it to access the building?
The main entrance has a few steps leading up to it, but the entrance to the side of the worship area, in Hawarden Road, has flat access which is suitable for those who are not too steady on their feet, wheelchairs, pushchairs and prams.
In addition we have a hearing loop for those who wear a hearing aid. There are also disabled access toilets.
How may I follow up and get more information?
If you would like to meet with someone to talk about anything or to learn more about the church then please complete a welcome card and hand in to anyone involved in the service or ask to speak to someone right away.
Do you pray for individuals?
Prayer matters – If you would like prayer please note that we are very happy to arrange for someone to pray with you. Please speak to a member of the welcome team or someone who is involved with the service.