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Your First Visit

Do I have to tell you I am coming?

No! Just turn up and be assured of a warm welcome. Currently we can accomodate 35 individuals/couples, at our morning worship service. If you would like to talk to someone before you visit, please contact us.

When should I aim to arrive?

If it's your first visit then it's probably best to turn up around 9.25am. If you are driving then you'll be pleased to hear that there is plenty of free parking in the car park next to the Church building.

You'll be greeted at the door by our welcoming team who will direct you to your seating and give you any advice you need about social distancing, etc.

The seating in church may look a little different to what you would expect as we have set it out to ensure we are meeting social distancing requirements.

What should I wear?

This is easy. Whilst we ask you to wear a face covering at all times, other than that, wear whatever you feel comfortable in. We are an informal church and accept people as they are. There is no need to dress up to try and be someone that you're not.

What happens during the service?

For some people going anywhere for the first time can be a bit of a nerve-racking experience. To help avoid any worries here's a quick summary of what you can expect at Your Church.

First of all we aren't super-spiritual beings, we all had a 'first day' at church and you'll find we are a friendly bunch. If you don't understand something please simply ask. We start our service at 9.30am with a few minutes of notices keeping us informed of diary dates etc., then we begin our service. We don't use hymn books, but we project the words we use onto two large screens. You will need your distance glasses!!

You will be invited to sit and stand at various points during the service, but if standing is difficult for you, please don't worry about staying seated. We finish our service around 10.30

Our aim is that whether you are just looking into Christianity for the first time or have been a Christian for many years that you should be encouraged and inspired by the morning. We hope that everyone will draw closer to God.

What facilities do you have for children?

We are a family friendly church and we love having children with us. We are a church where children are seen AND heard!

I have a disability, will I be able to join in the service?

We aim to be an all-inclusive church in all senses. If you wish to discuss specific needs please contact one of us. Our premises are accessible for those with disabilities. We have reserved parking spaces near the entrance. The toilets are accessible. We also have a loop for the hearing impaired.

Is it just Sundays?

Absolutely not! God is with us all week long and we aim to lead lives pleasing to him. We're not perfect and we do make mistakes, but we desire to make a positive difference in everything we do. During the week you can access our daily video reflections; children's storytime and a range of other online activities. We also have telephone services, video bible study and occasional online quizes. Explore our website or contact us for further details!

How can I get more involved?

If you would like to find out more about what we believe, then click here.

Where is St Philips?

Click here for our location and directions.

What are you doing about Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

St Philip's Church is applying all relevant government and Church of England guidance on Coronavirus. When you visit, please wear a face covering at all times; wash or sanitise your hands; observe social distancing and follow any directions from members of the church family. Thank-you.

If you have any questions about St Philip's, we would love to hear from you. Just fill in the form below and someone will be in touch: