New to St Paul's
What can I expect?
A warm welcome at the door, singing (both modern and traditional music led by the music group), prayers (both impromptu and liturgical), bible readings and a talk. The 8 am service always includes Communion as do most 10:15 am Services and some evening services. Evening Services at 6:30 pm usually involve a time of teaching and extended time for worship, prayer and ministry.
Who comes to St Paul's
Everyone is welcome; we have a varied congregation of all ages, backgrounds and traditions. Most Sunday mornings we have around 150 adults plus children. Children and teenagers have their own activities and go to those at some point during the service. If you have young children and would like to go with them you are most welcome to do so to settle them in. For more information about Youth and Children’s activities, please click on one of these links to see either our Children's or Youth activities.
When are your services?
8:00 am Communion service in the Chapel with traditional 1662 liturgy and no music. 10:15 am Family worship service. This normally lasts around 90 minutes and is followed by tea/coffee (real coffee!) and biscuits and chat plus opportunity to be prayed with if you wish. Evening Worship at 6:30 pm is a more informal time with music, prayer and a talk.
Parking & Access
We have a small car park at the rear of the church (access from Crofton Road) and parking is also readily available on Oakwood Road. Disabled access is provided to the church and church hall.
Do you collect money during the service?
Yes, there is an opportunity to give. We believe that giving our money to God's work in this Church is an act of worship. However, if you are not a regular member of the church, please don't feel under any pressure to put anything into the offering bag, just pass it on. Many regular members give by bank transfer so you may notice that they simply pass the bag along the rows.
Is there a dress code?
Absolutely not. Please feel free to wear whatever you wish.
Will I be asked to do anything during the service?
Simply to come and enjoy the presence of God and meeting with his people. Whilst members of the congregation sometimes participate spontaneously in our services, you will never be asked to do anything you do not want to do.