Going to Church for the first time can feel like a big step. We have shared some Frequently Asked Questions below to help make your visit more comfortable. Click on the links below to jump to each question:
Are children welcome?
Children are welcome to all of our services. Our services are for all ages; however you may be particularly interested in our JAM Sunday school and our All Age Service. We also hold Messy Churches throughout the year. The church is accessible to buggies (via ramps at the entrance) and we have a range of books and soft toys to make your visit more comfortable.
What if I don't know anyone?
Visitors and newcomers are always warmly welcome at All Saints’. If you have any questions about our worship, please do feel free to contact or speak to the Vicar. If you are attending our 9:30 Sunday service, then please do stay afterwards for refreshments and a chance to meet other members of the congregation.
What is the dress code?
There is no dress code at All Saints’, just come in what you feel comfortable wearing.
What do I need to bring?
Just bring yourself. Service sheets and hymn books are provided for all our services; Bibles are located in the pews along with kneeling cushions (if required). The church is fitted with a loop hearing system and cushions are available at the back. We also have a number of resources to make the service more comfortable for young children (see ‘Are children welcome?')
Do I need to attend every week?
Will I be asked to do anything during the service?
No. Although many from the congregation play an active role in our services, you will never be asked to do anything you do not want to do. We hope All Saints’ will be a welcoming space for you to worship freely without any expectations.
What is Holy Communion?
Holy Communion (also known as the Eucharist, the Mass, or the Lord’s Supper), can take many different forms across the Church of England, and it may be understood by Christians in different ways. Holy Communion takes the form of a shared meal of bread and wine, recalling the fact that, at the Last Supper, Jesus associated the breaking of bread and sharing of wine with his own imminent death, giving them special significance. Each time we share the meal Jesus shared with his friends, we remember his offering of himself on the cross, we rejoice in his resurrection from the dead, and look forward to the coming of God’s Kingdom. Read more about Communion on the Church of England website.