If you're new to church don't worry, so were most of us at some point! If you're thinking about coming along on a Sunday here are some basic bits and pieces you might find helpful.
Dress code - we don't have one! Just come in what you're comfortable in - God's much more interested in what's going on inside you than what you look like outside!
Singing - yes, we sing songs of worship and songs to encourage each other. Some of the songs are traditional but many have a contemporary feel to them. Usually our music team of keyboards, guitar's, flutes and drums lead the singing. If you don't know the songs, or aren't really a 'singer' that's OK - you don't have to join in!
Children - we love children and they are always welcome. Sunday mornings start at 10:00am with 'The Lighthouse' especially for children. Check out the 'Children and Youth' page for more info. Children then come and join their parents during the main service - which we try to make it accessible for them, though for younger one's you may want to bring something to help them. For the very youngest (0-6) we run and supervised creche during the service.
Bible teaching - this is a key part of what we do on Sundays. Each week one of our ministers explains a part of the Bible and helps us see how it applies to our lives the rest of the week. Our Bible teaching times are massively important to us because we believe that the Bible is God's word and the primary way he speaks to us - so we unashamedly make time to read and study it each week.
How long? The Sunday morning service is a maximum of 1hr 15 min (apart from when it includes communion - then it often lasts a bit longer).
Parking - we have a large car park at the chapel
Accessibility - our whole building is fully accessible, with a lift for those who need help to get to the first floor. We operate a loop system for hearing impaired.
If you need more information or would like help in some other way please feel free to email or call our minister, Stuart Balmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07864 654688. We look forward to saying hello in person soon.