What to Expect

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If you are a present or past worshipper, you will probably know what you are looking for in a church, so why not come and see if we can provide it? At the very least we hope you will find that you feel welcomed, at home, and in God’s presence.

If you are new to faith, or wondering about it, you are likely to have more questions than we can answer here – you’re very welcome to get in touch with us and we will try to try to help you with whatever you want to know.

Everyone has questions before they try something new. We’ve tried to answer some of the common things that people want to know, but if we’ve missed anything, just get in touch and we’ll do our best to answer.

What is a service like?

In our Sunday morning service you will find something for everyone, both new visitors and regular members.

Our Minister leads worship once a month and in between, we have a variety of leaders including a worship group who regularly lead worship.

We use a data projector and screen for all the words and songs, so it’s easy to follow along. This screen is also often used to show pictures and videos as part of our worship. There’s no pressure to take part, we’re very happy for you to come along and see what worshipping here is like. If anything seems unfamiliar, feel free to ask one our welcome team, or someone sitting nearby.

How long are your services?

Our Sunday services usually last around an hour and you are invited to stay for coffee and a chat afterwards.

What is the music like?

We have an electronic keyboard. We use a selection of modern and traditional songs. Words are projected onto a screen at the front of church so they are easy to see.

Will I know what to do?

Most people find their first visit to church more informal than they expected. We’re a friendly group of people and our services are set up so you can relax and get to know us as a church.

What about Holy Communion?

Sharing bread and wine is an important part of our church community.  We currently have Holy Communion once a month. The bread and wine are served to you in your seat, we use gluten free bread and non-alcoholic wine.

Everyone is invited to the take part in Holy Communion – no-one is excluded. Those who prefer not to take bread and wine, simply let them pass by.

What should I wear?

Please dress as you feel comfortable. Our congregation attends dressed in anything from casual to dressed-up. Take your pick!

What happens to my children during the service?

Children are welcomed at services and either in church or in the vestry which is next to the worship area.  Currently we do not have special groups for children, please feel free to bring suitable books or quiet toys with you.

All our leaders have been DBS-checked. We have a full safeguarding policy in place.

Do I have to give money to the collection?

Absolutely not. Please feel free to just pass the plate on if you wish.

Many church members and regular attenders support the work of the church through cash donations, standing orders, or using envelopes that allow us to receive Gift Aid on donations.

What about prayer?

Prayer is at the heart of our church life,  and we believe that it does really make a difference in people’s lives. It’s one of the ways we can discover that God loves and cares about everyone and is with us always.

In addition to prayer during worship (spoken or silent) –

  • We are available after worship for anyone who asks for prayer
  • We have a book in the entrance for prayer requests.  Please ensure you have permission from anyone you wish to add to the list.

What next?

Even if it’s your first visit to church, we hope you have a great experience, and that you’ll encounter the God who is so important to all of us. We believe God offers a promise and a hope to everyone, and our aim is to make it as easy as possible for others to discover this for the first time. Sunday services are a great place to do this, but if you want to do something different, just have a chat with one of the service leaders or elders.

We have some great opportunities. There is a range of church activities and one of our Bible study groups could be a great next step. You could also think about joining our Wednesday afternoon group, Midweek Topics or Lower Deck Café.

Please remember, if you have any other questions, feel free to get in touch with us, or just ask someone when you arrive. There’s always a welcome team on the door if you’re not sure who to ask.

Do come and visit. We’ll be pleased to welcome you.

(New visitor information inspired by, and used with permission from, Wallasey Village United Reformed Church website)