New to Church?

We understand how hard it is to come through the door of a church for the first time and want you to feel at home, so here are a few pointers on what to expect:

Wear whatever you like. Most of the congregation are dressed quite informally.

You’ll be given an order of service and a news-sheet when you come through the door. The words of hymns and songs will be shown on the projector screen. Please sit wherever you like.

We aim to be child (and parent!) friendly at every service, so we don’t mind a few background distractions, and there are activity bags at the back of church to interest toddlers. There is also a crèche available in a special cordoned-off area at the back of church. Please bring children up for a blessing during communion, if you wish to.

We usually have an offering bag passed round during the final hymn, but please feel free to pass it on without contributing. Many of our regulars give directly through their bank accounts, so you won’t be the only one passing it on.

Most services last an hour or so, and there is always coffee or tea afterwards in the hall. If you need to slip out at any time, no one will mind. Toilets are in the Christ Church Centre, through the back door, including a full disabled toilet.

There is an induction loop for the hard of hearing. Switch your hearing aid to the T position.

We welcome all to come to communion who are followers of the Lord Jesus and take communion in another church.  If you are unsure what you believe, you can come up to the communion rail for a blessing and simply keep your hands down rather than raising them to receive the bread and wine. Or remain seated if you prefer. If you are disabled and cannot come to the communion rail, communion will be brought to you.