It can be daunting going to a church service for the first time or after having been away for a while. We try to make our Sunday services as welcoming and understandable to the newcomer as we can.
You can sit anywhere you like (though we like to reserve the back two or three rows to make it easier for latecomers). There are comfortable chairs throughout rather than hard, wooden pews.
We hope the summary here helps explain a little of what you can expect to happen at our Sunday services.
All Saints’ has Sunday services at four different times; 9am, 10.30am, 3.30pm and 6pm. Each differs in format from the other so there is plenty of choice.
For more practical information about these services visit our Sunday services page.
Church is not just on Sunday though. There are other services in midweek too.
The way in to all our morning services is through the oak door on Dunottar Avenue.
The way in to our afternoon Messy Church and evening services is through the glass doors into the modern Centre by the car park.
Both entrances include ramped disabled access.
There is limited parking in the church car park. Parking is free in the surrounding streets on Sundays. As it is a residential area, please park carefully to allow our neighbours access to and from their drives. There are usually plenty of parking bays available in Quarry Road, just two minutes’ walk away.
Most dress informally but there are a few people who prefer to come a bit smarter.
It honestly doesn’t matter at all how you dress – come however you feel most comfortable.
Yes. Children are really welcome at all our services.
Our 10.30am services are more popular with children and families though because we offer a full range of activities for children and young people at this time including for very little ones. There is also a quiet, private space available if you need to feed your baby.
Our 3.30pm Messy Church, once a month, is specifically designed for families with young children and is not like traditional church at all.
Yes. Toilets are situated on the left of where you come in, whether you arrive through the Dunottar Avenue entrance or through the Centre entrance.
There are toilets for the disabled and also facilities for nappy changing at both ends of the building.
No. We do not pass round an offering plate during any of our services.
There is a plate at the back for people who want to make an offering but, as a newcomer, please do not feel awkward about this – the offering plate is there for people who call All Saints’ their home church.
After each morning service, there is usually tea and coffee served and plenty of opportunity to chat to people if you want to stay behind. Refreshments are offered free but a small bowl is available at the hatch for people who have asked if they can make a contribution.
Also, after many of our services there are people on hand from our prayer ministry team to pray with you in all confidence if you wish.
Would you like to come to church but don’t want to come by yourself? Or do you just want someone to show you around? Then we can provide someone to help. Just ask someone on the door or someone with a Welcome badge like the one below and they will introduce you to someone friendly.
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