Welcome to St. Edward's!
If you haven't been to church in a while, or you're coming to church for the first time, it can be a bit a daunting for some and you may have a few questions you'd like answered. We'll try and answer some of them here, but if there is anything you're not sure about, please get in touch.
What time should I arrive?
Our Sunday Service starts at 8.30am, so come along a few minutes earlier to get settled before we start. But don't worry if you're late! Our door is always open, and we'll help you find a seat.
Where should I sit?
Anywhere! If you're not sure, one of our stewards will help you find a space.
Will anyone talk to me?
We make a big effort to welcome everyone to our church, please stay and have a drink and a chat with us at the end of the service.
What do I during the Communion?
Holy Communion is the Christian way of corporately remembering and celebrating what Jesus Christ did for us. We share bread and wine, just as Jesus did with his disciples during the Last Supper. Anyone who has been baptised as a believer or been confirmed can take communion. Don't worry if you haven't or if it isn't appropriate for you. Please come up to the sanctuary step with a book, and the Minister will give you a blessing.
I have young children, I'm worried they'll make too much noise.
Please don't worry about this! We have young families in our congregation, and it's lovely to see and hear children in the service. If needed, we always have toys available at the back of the church, and plenty of paper for drawing.
Can someone pray for me?
Yes, we'd love to. You can tell the ministry team as much or as little as you like (it's all confidential), and they will pray for you.
Am I expected to put anything in the offering plate?
The offering during each service is financial gift that each of our church members have committed to give to help run and maintain our church and to provide ministry to our community. You are under no obligation to contribute to this, although we are very grateful for any contribution that you are able to make.
I've got questions about God, faith, Christianity... I'm not sure about it all.
That's fine, we all have questions and it helps to talk about it. It's a natural part of being human. Speak to one of the stewards or the minister at the end of the service, and they'll be happy to chat with you or arrange a visit. We also have a range of free booklets available as you enter the church, if you'd rather take one with you and have a read.