Frequently asked questions (FAQ's)

What to expect when you come to this church

Are you thinking of coming to church for the first time, or the first time in a long time?

You will be very welcome!

Find out the answers to common questions you may have.  

 We look forward to seeing you as everyone is welcome here.

Common questions asked at any time of the year.

When I come to church for the first time, how will I know what to do?

When you arrive at a church service or event, most of the time there will be a welcomer on the door and church stewards inside the building. They will be wearing a badge/lanyard so are easy to spot. They will be able to let you know what’s happening, for example, where to sit and how to follow the service. Feel free to ask them any questions you have and they will be happy to help.

What should I wear?

Feel free to wear whatever you normally wear. Some people wear smart casual when they go to church - but it's totally up to you. In the summer, some wear shorts and at Christmas services and events, many people like to wear their Christmas jumpers!

Will I be asked for money?

Attending any church service is completely free, although you will welcome any donation you feel moved to make.During a service, or afterwards, there will be an opportunity to donate to the church or to a nominated charity, but there is no obligation to make a payment. However, if you would like to give something you will be able to make contactless donations using a card machine in our foyer or via bank transfers (with information on our website), as well as via cash.

What if I have accessibility requirements?

We aim to be a fully inclusive church were – All are Welcome. To assist this there is a ramp leading to the entrance to the church building, a loop system for those with a hearing impairment and LCD screens at the front of the church to display large font words of our hymns and other content. We also have toilets, including an accessible toilet and on-site parking.

The church is also available for all marriages, including same-sex marriages, baptisms and funerals. You can contact the Church Office to find out more about arrangements for these. 

If you have any access requirements do speak to the person who welcomes you at the door, or you can contact the Church Office beforehand.

Also, if you want to worship with us and join in from home, all of our 10.30am Sunday Morning worship services are livestreamed on YouTube, as are some other special services. You can, therefore, join in live or watch at any time convenient to you. You can search for our Channel on YouTube or via our website, where links to each service are posted.

How long does the 10.30am Sunday Morning service last?

The service normally lasts about an hour. 

What happens during the service and how do I join in if I don't know all the words?

During a service, which normally lasts for about an hour, there will be music, including songs and hymns, prayers, readings from the Bible and a sermon. We no longer use hymn books as all the words of the songs/hymns are projected on our digital screens, as are words of other parts of the service, so that they are easy to follow. We also often have videos of the bible readings and some of the songs.

The person leading the service, who is often a different person each week, will invite you to stand if you are able to sing, They may also be some responses at certain parts of the service but the person leading the service will tell you what to to say or the words will be projected on the screens. You can join in with as much or as little as you like and if you’re unsure just follow others’ lead.

If you would like to see what happens before you come along all our services are livestreamed and recorded on YouTube so you can watch one of our services on YouTube and join the worship at any time online. 

After a service refreshments are offered which is a good opportunity to get to know people, but there is no pressure to stay if you prefer not to.

On the second Sunday of each month, we hold what we call a ‘Coffee Church’ where instead of the service starting at 10.30, coffee and refreshments are served from around 10.15 so there is the opportunity to chat and get to know people before the service, before going into worship at 10.45ish for a shorter, more contemporary service. There is also more coffee after the service!

Normally, on the third Sunday of each month, the service include Holy Communion. In this service everyone will be invited by the minister leading the service to come forward to share in eating bread and drinking a wine to remember the meal Jesus had with his disciples. Everyone is able to take part, if they want to, and all of the bread is gluten-free and the wine is non-alcoholic. Again all the words related to this part of the service will either be spoken by the minister or will be on the screens and if you’re unsure what to do you can just follow others’ lead.

Are children welcome in church?

Yes! Most definitely.

Children are welcome at all services and events and there is a special area for children and their parents/carers at the back of the church with toys and activities for them to make use of during a service and we try to have at least one child friendly item, such as an aminated song or reading in our services.

We also realise that the type of service can make a real difference to how easy it feels to bring small children to church, and many Christmas services are particularly family-friendly, such as our crib service on the afternoon of Christmas Eve or our annual Carol service.

 On the first Sunday of each month at 9.00am in our church hall there is Rise and Shine interactive monthly session for children under 10 and their families. For more information see the Facebook DMC Messy Church page or contact our Family Worker Sarah Jessop at

Each Thursday in term time there are 2 Baby and Toddler group sessions at 10.00 to 11.30am and 1.00 to 2.30pm in our adjoining Amphlett House. Again, more information can be obtained from our Family Worker Sarah Jessop at

We have a safeguarding policy to provide a safe space and all of our appointed staff are DBS checked.

What special services and events can I expect?

      At 3pm on Christmas Eve we hold a short service for children and families based on the Christmas story using puppets.

        We hold a 45-minute Christmas Day family service at 10.00am.

We hear carols so often in the shops and on the radio that they’re like a soundtrack for December. It’s really special to hear them in church as part of the telling of the Christmas story. Sometimes the words are prayers for us or for the world we live in, like these from ‘Away in a manger’:

“Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask thee to stay
close by me for ever, and love me, I pray.”

Our 2023 carol service was held on Sunday 17 December at 4.30pm and you can view a recording of this year’s Carol service on YouTube at where you will hear carols and Bible readings, gradually explaining who Jesus is and telling the Christmas story in stages.

What regular events can I come along to each week?

·   Regular weekly eventsThere lots of events for you to come along to each week. Our church’s website will tell you what’s on offer but these include:

-      MONDAY FELLOWSHIP - Meetings are open to all with a cup of tea and a friendly chat, 2.30 - 4.00ish. Usually on the 2nd and 3rd Mondays of each month in the Wesley Room just inside our main entrance doorway

-      WEDNESDAY COFFEE MORNING 10.30am each Wednesday in the Wesley Room just inside our main entrance doorway. We look forward to seeing you.

-      COME AND SING  - Everyone is welcome to come and join us on a Wednesday afternoon from 2-30pm to 3-30pm (other than the 4th Wednesday each month) in the Wesley Room, just inside our main entrance doorway. No previous singing experience required, just enthusiasm and a smile! All ages welcome from 7yrs to 107yrs.

-      CRAFT, GAMES AND CHAT -Come and join us, bring your own crafting or join in with the jigsaw puzzles, games or just chatting with friends. Tea coffee and cake are always available. Donation just £2. Everyone welcome.

-      BABY AND TODDLER GROUP (term time only) on a Thursday from 10-11.30am and 1-2. 30pm.For more Info, please contact Sarah at

-   THURSDAY FRIENDS – monthly meetings at 2pm in the Wesley Room just inside our main entrance doorway.

-  A WELCOME CAFE is open each Friday, in the Wesley Room just inside our main entrance doorway, in term-time from 3.30 to 5.30 approx. 

Where can I find more information?

Church Office: - Contact Janet Staley on the church office mobile 07922949791  

Church Notices

You can request a copy of our fortnightly church notices to be sent to you by email by contacting our Church Office – see above.


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Welcome leaflet.

If you are new to us a “Church Welcome” leaflet is available in the church foyer, which has a tear off slip. If you would like to have contact with someone from the Church to find out more, please tear off this section and drop it into the box in the foyer or hand it to a Steward or Minister/preacher.