First time ?
If you are visiting us for the first time and especially if it's your first time in a church, then please do make yourself known to us on your arrival - there will normally be someone (known as a Sidesperson) at the door to welcome you and help you feel at ease.
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You are always free to sit where you wish and we can make special arrangements for those who need them. There are areas with higher than normal chairs and areas with sofas for those who prefer them.
To help you follow the service as it progresses we use a projection system which currently comprises a large screen at the front of the main seating and two smaller TV screens for those who are seated in the side areas.
What happens in our Services
Lasting typically for 80 - 90 minutes with music (see later), talks, prayers and sometimes Holy Communion (see below), we aim to make all our services as welcoming and informal as possible. You certainly shouldn't feel threatened about coming along to any of them.
If you have children, there is usually some activity they can join in with each week if they wish to.
All Age services are also ideal for bringing children into the Church. There's usually some activity for children taking place in the church itself so you can remain with your chidren at all times.
Communion services include the sharing of bread and wine in commemoration of the body and blood of Jesus Christ who died as part of God's salvation plan for each of us. If you don't feel comfortable taking communion with us, then you are welcome to remain seated during this part of the service or to come forward to receive a blessing only.
Worship is at the centre of everything we do as a church.
As part of our worship, we have a group of contemporary musicians who lead the Sunday services in songs that express our love for God and our gratitude for his love and care for us. In our sung worship we love to sing well-known hymns as well as exploring new contemporary worship songs. Our worship reflects the diversity in our church and we look to honour the gift of creativity God has given us and song writers in this generation.
Worship Leaders, John, Gary and Roger, take responsibility for the music ministry at All Saints and if you have any queries they would be happy to talk with you. Contact them via the church office or by email. (firstname.lastname@example.org)