If you're new to WCC, you're very welcome - whether you are a Christian, someone who is investigating faith, or just inquisitive about what goes on! If you've not been to Church before, or haven't been in a while, here's some answers to common questions, to help you feel at home.
What should I wear?
Come in your casual clothes, and you'll fit right in. There's no dress code.
What does a morning service include?
There's some variety in our Sunday meetings, but most of them include the following key elements:
- Singing - normally 5 or six songs over the course of the service. Words are put up on a screen, and you are welcome to join in, or not to sing if you prefer.
- Prayer - for all kinds of local, national and international needs, as well as time to bring our own prayers to God. Most people will sit or stand, but you are welcome to kneel if you like.
- A talk - someone will give an engaging talk for 20-30 minutes on a passage or topic from the Bible.
- Refreshments - after the service, there is time to chat with friends and meet new people over tea & coffee. There is an outdoor play area which the children can use during this time (subject to the weather!)
What are the timings?
We meet every Sunday morning at 10:30am, and the service lasts about an hour and a half.
What about kids?
Our style of meeting is quite informal, and kids are encouraged to join in with the worship as much as they feel comfortable. After about 20-30 minutes, they go out to age-appropriate groups in neighbouring rooms, where they will do fun activities and learn about the Bible. All groups are run by experienced leaders who have had full safeguarding training and DBS checks.
Do you make provision for disabilities?
Obviously, every disability is different. The adult meeting and some of the children's groups have easy wheelchair access, but some other areas of the school are a bit more tricky. If you're concerned, or if you have a specific question about a particular need, please do get in touch with us in advance on firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I'm not a Christian? Or if I'm not sure what I believe?
Like we said - you're most welcome. Our heart is that everyone who comes through the doors should experience God's love and have a chance to explore that as much as they want to. If you have questions and want to talk, or would like to pray with someone, we'd love to do that - but nobody will force a conversation or a viewpoint on you!