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We’ve tried to answer some of the questions many people have when they first come below.

But we’d love to help you explore the Christian faith further, or grow more in your faith, wherever you are on your journey. 

Twice a year we run the Alpha course. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the Christian faith which we

run over about 8 weeks – it’s a really good way to start exploring.

However, you don’t have to wait for these courses – come along to one of the services and speak to one of the

welcomers or contact the Church Office if you’d like to meet someone to talk things through. 

Or why not take a look here?  https://christianity.org.uk/

 

 Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

What happens at a Sunday morning service?

There’s such a range of styles of services, that you may like to look at the Services tab for details, but most services will include:

  • Worship and teaching based on the bible.
  • Coffee and refreshments afterwards to get to know people.
  • Our 9.30am services are especially designed for families with children.  There are groups for school-age children and young people, but don’t worry if you’re unsure how you’ll manage with even small children or babies – there’s always a space for young children to play, and there’s easy access to toilets.
  • Most services last about an hour, with the Communion services about 75 minutes
  • We serve free real Fairtrade coffee at 10.30am and would love to meet you and introduce you to other people.

Will I have to do anything?

  • Nothing is compulsory! You don't need to join in anything unless you want to. All the words are on a screen but we usually have paper copies available as well.
  • You're welcome to sit anywhere.
  • There's no dress code.
  • There is a collection during the service but please don’t feel obliged to give any money. You wouldn’t be the only person to let the collection ‘plate’ pass by anyway, since many people give money to the church through their bank accounts.
  • We don't worry about noisy children!

How do I get in?

  • There is some parking on-site though many of the surrounding roads have on road parking – e.g. Babbacombe Road, Ilsham Road.
  • The main church entrance is through the glass doors from the piazza.  There is also step-free access, either up a ramp via the modern Church Centre or through the side porch door where Babbacombe Road meets Higher Warberry Road.

Accessibility

  • There’s plenty of room for buggies and wheelchairs inside and a toilet and baby-changing facilities in the church building and in the hall.
  • There’s a hearing loop.
  • For anyone who would like to come and needs assistance with transport, please contact the Church Office.
  • Large-print words are available.

 

 

 What happens at an Alpha Course?

  • Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith.
  • Each week there is a video that looks at a different question around faith and then we talk about it afterwards.
  • You can ask anything – and everyone's welcome. Alpha is a place where no question is too simple or too controversial!
  • Even if you are not sure this is for you, why not come along to the first session and decide whether it is something you would like to continue?
  • And don’t worry if you will not manage every week – you can catch up with free video downloads

Alpha ONLINE starts on Wednesday 14th October

7.45pm - 9.15pm

Week 1 - "Is there more to life than this?"

Week 2 - "Who is Jesus?"

Contact the Church office so that we can send you the Zoom link to join in - why not give it a try?

 

 

 

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