What to expect at a 930 service!!
What is the 930 Service like?
We’re Church of England, and follow the Common Worship liturgy for Holy Communion, leaning slightly towards the more formal ‘Anglo-Catholic’ style. Our clergy and choir wear robes but we try to be welcoming and Spirit led too. It’s a good idea to arrive a little early so that you can have a look round the church and have a chat with one of our sidespeople who are there to welcome and help you.
Whoever is leading the service will guide you throughout the service so that you know where we are up to!!
When you arrive the sidespeople will give you a service booklet, hymn book and the weekly news sheet. The service booklet helps you to follow what’s happening. Just ask if you’ve got any questions!!
After the 9.30am service please stay to chat with a hot drink in our Church Institute.
Where should I sit?
Sit wherever you like!! If you don't want to appear on Youtube, we can help you find a place that's safe.
If you use a wheelchair, the best places are either side of the centre, level with the doors (a sidesperson can show you).
We also have a deaf loop in place to help if you use a hearing aid.
What should I wear?
People wear a wide range of clothes, from suits to jeans. Generally, the best thing to wear is a smile (though clothes of some sort are advisable too), but if that’s not how you feel we’ll understand.
What do you have for children?
At our 930 Sunday service children can go into the Tower area (at the back) if they like, to enjoy a session of crafts and simple teaching with Sofia, our Children’s Worker. Children are equally welcome to stay in the service if that makes life for them and their carers easier!!
Where can I park?
Our church car park is small so we like to keep it for less able people. For the more able-bodied, there is a municipal car park next door as well as some parking available on the High Street.