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Q I'm coming to take a service - what do I need to know?
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If you are coming to take a service, you should be contacted by one of the stewards in the weeks prior to the service to check whether you have any special requirements. You should let the steward know if:

  • you need readers
  • you have something specific for the choir
  • you want to organise a drama
  • you need something included in the weekly notice sheet
  • you need some other printing - words of a song or a handout of some sort
  • you would like to play a CD or tape recording during the service
  • you would like an image or video clip etc shown via the data projectors

Please note that we now have very few / no children regularly attending our traditional services.

In the week before the service you should be contacted by the organist to find out what hymns / songs you plan on including.

When you arrive, there will be a steward on duty to welcome and look after you. They should be able to answer any last minute questions you have. They will fit you with a radio microphone, then, shortly before the service is due to start, they will say a prayer before leading you into the church for the service.

We have two radio microphones and a number of stand and plate microphones which can be arranged as necessary. During the morning service we have an audio steward on duty who will manage audio levels etc. Playback of CDs or tapes through the audio system during the morning service can be arranged through the audio steward.

The church has twin data projectors and associated screens facing the congregation plus a smaller flat screen tv facing the choir and preacher. During the morning service we have a projector operator who will display the words to the hymns and other relevant information. You are welcome to bring your own material. The church pc has a regular USB slot which will accept USB thumb drives. If you do plan on bringing additional material please let the steward know so that they can let the projector operator know in advance an please ensure that it is passed to the projector operator in sufficient time for it to be incorporated into the electronic order of service they will be using.

You can find further details of the resources available on our resources page.

On the first and fourth Sunday of the month the children, young people and members of the band hold their own Sunday Jam service upstairs in the hall. Consequently there are unlikely to be children in your congregation and the band will be unavailable.

During the service, a steward will bring you a book listing the prayer requests of members of the congregation.

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