A Warm Hello
The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.
Where and When
We meet in five Church Buildings - well, six including a small chapel (details below) for our Sunday Services. Currently we are running a "Recovery Stage" plan of services as we return to our buildings after Lockdown, you can find it here. Take a look at the online diary to see what service is happening where and when. We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you find a parking space and somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone and handed anything you need to guide you through the service.
Some of our churches serve tea, coffee and biscuits following the service so don't dash off, it is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.
Plan your journey:
Visit the Our Churches page and click on the name of the church you want, at the bottom of the page you will find a what3words link which will open a map showing you precisely where the church building is.
Alternatively, Open Google Maps
Accessibility: If you need assistance, please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in Badby church.
The main service begins with a warm welcome from one of our team members. The service might be led by Malcolm (our Rector) or one of the Ministry Team or even a visiting member of clergy. We will sing a hymn or song, hear a short passage read from the Bible and the leader will then explain what that passage is all about - how God speaks to us through his Word and how we can apply it to our lives. We will pray and join in some responses (you don't have to if you don't feel it is appropriate) and there might be a short symbolic meal called Communion. During the service, there may be a baptism which is when we welcome someone into our Church fellowship and family. Of course, you don't have to do any of these things, they might seem strange the first time you encounter them, so take your time and don't feel any pressure.
What about my kids?
Children and young people are very welcome in our church buildings and services.
Children stay with their parent or grown-up throughout the service and we really value worshipping God all together as a family.
While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Soon we will be starting up a Fellowship Group where we can explore together what it means to be a Christian today, discover what God has to teach us through the Bible, pray for one another , share our hopes and hurts and hopefully (when restrictions permit) also great cake and coffee. Being part of a small group like that will allow you to make new friends, share together and support each other. Check out Small Groups and see if it would be a good time for you could join, or we can put you in touch with the Fellowship Group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.
Serving and Volunteering
If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays and week day events run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team, why not speak to someone on the welcome team at church.
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
Revd Malcolm Ingham
Malcolm was born in the North West and then trained in the South West, and Midlands before working just about everywhere. He once worked in an advertising agency in London and then for several national and international mission agencies. He is married to Liz with two grown up children and loves walking, music and bizzarre films (according to the rest of the family).
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.