All Saints & St Barnabas

Frequently Asked Questions

  

All Saints 

What do I have to wear?  God is more concerned with your heart than with what you wear, although we would recommend you wear something, lol.

Where can I sit?  You can sit anywhere in the pews. 

Will I be able to follow the service?  Yes.  You will be given an order of service to enable you to follow what is going on.  We are always looking at ways to improve this so please feel free to make helpful suggestions.

Will I be asked to do something the moment I walk into the church?  No.  God doesn't want to force His way into anyone's life.  God wants to have a relationship with you, and for you to want it also - not for it to be forced.

What do I do when I first walk into the church for a Sunday service?  It is likely that you will be greeted by a welcomer at the door.  This person will give you a service and hymn book, and invite you to sit in the pews.  If the welcomer is helping someone else, you don't have to wait for them to return.  Please feel free to pick up a service and hymn book, which will be stored on a table near to the door you enter by, and sit in the pews.  You are allowed to sit anywhere in the pews. 

Are there toilets in the church?  Yes.  We have good toilet facilities.

Is the church heated?  Yes.  We have recently installed a new boiler which makes the church very cosy indeed.

Is there parking?  Yes.  We have a car park directly outside the Church.  There is also parking on Church Road.

Is there coffee after the service?  Yes.  We even provide biscuits as well.

What does the word 'Eucharist' mean?  This is the section in a Eucharistic service (service that has a Eucharist as part of its structure) when the Priest will use bread and wine to recall the events of the Last Supper as recorded in the Bible (Luke, chapter 22).  The Priest will pour wine into a chalice (usually silver cup), and place some bread (occasionally wafers will be used instead) on a paten (small plate).  The Priest will pray over the wine and bread using prayers that recall the events of the Last Supper, but also that ask Jesus to be 'present' in the bread and wine subsequently (read the services page for a fuller explanation).  Usually a Eucharistic service will follow a structure similar to this:  Music, Welcome, Prayers, Bible Readings, Talk about the readings, Prayers, Music, Eucharist, Music, Finish.

St Barnabas

What do I have to wear?  Come as you are.  As with All Saints, hopefully that means at least wearing something, lol.

Where can I sit?  Anywhere in the pews.

Will I be able to follow the service?  Yes.  Please feel free to ask questions if there is something of interest you would like to be explained.

Will I be asked to do something the moment I walk into the Church?  No. 

What do I do when I first walk into the church for a Sunday service?  (Same as All Saints) It is likely that you will be greeted by a welcomer at the door.  This person will give you a service and hymn book, and invite you to sit in the pews.  If the welcomer is helping someone else, you don't have to wait for them to return.  Please feel free to pick up a service and hymn book, which will be stored on a table near to the door you enter by, and sit in the pews.  You are allowed to sit anywhere in the pews. 

Are there toilets in the church?  Yes.  We have good toilet facilities in the Church, and adjoining Church Hall. 

Is the church heated?  Yes.  Very well. 

Is there parking?  There isn't a general car park, but there is plenty of parking on Higher Drive.  There is however, a small amount of parking for people with disabled badges immediately outside the church.

Is there coffee after the service?  Most definitely.

What does the word Eucharist mean?  (Same as All Saints) This is the section in a Eucharistic service (service that has a Eucharist as part of its structure) when the Priest will use bread and wine to recall the events of the Last Supper as recorded in the Gospels (Luke, chapter 22).  The Priest will pour wine into a chalice (usually silver cup), and place some bread (occasionally wafers will be used instead) on a paten (small plate).  The Priest will pray over the wine and bread using prayers that recall the events of the Last Supper, but also that ask Jesus to be 'present' in the bread and wine subsequently (read the services page for a fuller explanation).  Usually a Eucharistic service will follow a structure similar to this:  Music, Welcome, Prayers, Bible Readings, Talk about the readings, Prayers, Music, Eucharist, Music, Finish.