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.
Just sit anywhere you like (though we like to reserve the back three rows until the last minute 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 glazed oak door on Dunottar Avenue.
The way in to our afternoon Messy Church and evening services is through the fully glazed 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 considerately to allow our neighbours in Dunottar Avenue access to and from their drives. Unfortunately, Quarry Road is not available for parking at the moment due to building works but there is usually plenty of space in Ashville Avenue and Clifton Avenue just a minutes’ walk away.
Most people dress informally but there are a few who like to come a bit smarter.
It honestly doesn’t matter at all what you wear – come however you feel most comfortable.
Yes. Children are really welcome at all our services.
Our 10.30am services are more popular with 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 a 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 during any of our services.
There is a plate at the back for people who want to give discreetly as they come in but, as a newcomer, please do not worry about this – the offering plate is there for people who call All Saints’ their home church.
After each morning service, tea and coffee are served and there’s plenty of opportunity to chat to people if you want to stay behind. Refreshments are offered free of charge.
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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