Before attending a church service for the first time, you might like to have an idea of what to expect on your visit.
At our 11:00 am Sunday meetings, we meet in the main hall of the building
- to read the Bible and hear it explained in a straightforward way. You will be offered a copy of the Bible in a modern translation so that you can follow the readings.
- to sing a mixture of old and new songs. We usually put the words on a projector screen.
- to pray. The leader will say prayers to God on our behalf.
Other things to note:
- The meeting will last up to 1 hour and 40 minutes.
- We have anywhere from 50-70 people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds
- There is no expectation of any particular style of dress.
- There is a crèche room for babies/toddlers and a parent, and there is space on the mezzanine and in a separate room for older children. On some Sunday, there are special activities for children. The children will usually be in the main meeting for the first 15-20 minutes and then leave the main hall.
- There is an audio induction loop to help everyone hear clearly.
- On some occasions there will be opportunity for “open prayer” – that is, anyone in the congregation can say a prayer out loud. There is no obligation to do so.
- Money – you will not be asked for money, but if you would like to donate money there is a box on the table at the back. Many regular people arrange an online banking standing order (STO) – ask the Treasurer for details if you would like to do the same.
As a church, we share a common belief that Jesus has provided the solution to our greatest need. This need is to have a restored relationship with the God who made us. You can read more about that on the page about what we believe.
After the service, we have tea and coffee and time for conversations. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and to catch up with those in the congregation.
On some Sundays we have a Church lunch, a time in which all church
attendees (including visitors) gather in the back hall of the church for a meal. If there is no organised church lunch, there is usually opportunity to join others for a meal either in a home or at a local restaurant.
If you have any questions about visiting Calvary Church, please don’t hesitate to contact us.