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Your First Visit

  • 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. You are then welcome to stay for coffee and biscuits. 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.
  • Do I have to tell you I am coming?
    No! Just turn up and be assured of a warm welcome. If you would like to talk to someone before you visit, please contact us.
  • Where is St Philips?
    Click here for our location and directions.
  • 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 keeping covid safe, etc.
  • What should I wear?
    This is easy! 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 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 and we are part of the Inclusive Church Network. 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. We have different events running through the week, including a midweek bible study group (more details here). 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.

If you have any questions about St Philip's, we would love to hear from you!

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