Here’s a few FAQ’s about what to expect.
How long does a service go for and what can I expect?
Our services run for 90 minutes. They are very lively with music and singing at the start led by our live modern band and singers. During the service you will hear about what is happening around the church community, in particular key events coming up. An offering is taken (see below) followed by a 30min message from one of our preaching pastors. Our messages are aimed at applying the truths and wisdom of the Bible to every day life and are communicated in a fun and fresh way.
Where do I park?
There is plenty of on-street parking on Sundays around our Shoreditch campus but it is fairly expensive at approx £4.50/hour. However free parking is available on-street if you park towards Hackney (e.g. Hoxton Square or similar). Around our Balham campus there is free parking on Sundays.
What happens for kids during the service?
At our Shoreditch campus, we have Whizz Juniors for children aged 2 (who are confidently walking) to 4, and Whizz Kids for 5 to 10 year olds. You will sign your child in to the programme before the start of the main service (check in opens 20 minutes before the service is due to start) and they will have a blast with our brilliant Whizz Kids Teams! Then you can collect your child after the service.
I have a baby – is there a parenting room?
Yes, there is space with faciltiies for parents and babies available during services in Shoreditch for parents with babies under 2. There is a live audio feed from the main service so you don’t miss out!
What time should I get to church?
Aim to arrive around 20 minutes before the service so you have time to park your car, check-in your kids to Whizz Kids, grab a coffee and find your seat.
Can I sit anywhere?
Yes – our friendly host team are there to help you find a seat if you wish.
What do I have to wear, and do I have to bring anything?
Come as you are, you could bring a Bible and notepad for taking notes if you want to.
Do you have disabled parking and seating?
Our car park team will direct you to the nearest disabled parking. Our hosts in the building will escort you to seating.
Do I have to pay to attend church, or will I be asked for money at any time during my visit?
Everyone is welcome to attend church and there is no cost to attend. We do receive an offering as part of our services which is entirely free-will. No one is under compulsion to give at any time!
Can I let someone know I’m coming?
Of course! You can Plan Your Visit and one of the welcome team will watch out for you to say hi.