We appreciate that going to a church for the first time can be quite overwhelming and even uncomfortable. We want you to know that you will be made most welcome.
Where should I park? There is some parking space around the Church grounds which can be accessed by from both Church street and Lychgate walk by Blue badge holders or by those with a disability badge. There is also plenty of free parking around Wellington, there are nearby car parks on Queen Street and by the railway station. For directions to the Church visit our ‘Directions’ page
What should I wear?
You will find at All Saints that some like to come in suits, others in more casual clothes. God is more interested in the heart than your outward appearance – and so are we!
Where should I sit?
There are no reserved seats; sit where you are most comfortable. If you choose to sit upstairs there are television screens so you will still be able to see everything that’s going on
Should I bring money?
Normally we do not take an offering during a service. There is an offering plate near the entrance where anyone who wishes may place their offering or donation. During some special services we do take a collection but this will be made clear during the service.
What about children?
During our worship on a Sunday morning all children are encouraged to feel a part of the service. Once a month we have an all age service where the children remain in Church throughout the service. On other weeks we have groups for children aged 3-14 who meet in the Parish Centre for part of the service. If needed there is always a crèche available for younger children (under 3’s) where there is a television feed so you can still see what is happening in the main service. This is situated just by the front doors (do ask if you need help finding it!). For more information visit our Youth and Children’s page
How long will the services last?
Sunday morning typically runs from 10.30 – 11:45am, the all age services are slightly shorter. Morning services are followed by tea/coffee/juice in the Parish Centre. Sunday evening services last from 6:30pm – 7.30pm, Renewal and Healing services are usually a bit longer. Midweek Communion lasts for just over half an hour.
What about accessibility?
The church has full access downstairs for wheelchairs, buggies and those who use walking aids, this includes a ramp up onto the dais. There is a gentle sloping path to the main entrance. It is possible to drive right up to the entrance if you would like to be dropped off at the door, there are people available to help you to your seat if required.
For the visually impaired there are large print Bibles and large print hymn/song sheets which can be easily obtained upon request. We have a T-loop in our sound system for those with hearing aids. For more information visit our accessibility page
What if I arrive late?
We know that lateness can’t always be avoided – especially if you’re new to the area or have a young family. Simply come in and take a seat. One of the wardens will welcome you and give you any service sheets you need.
Any further questions?
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch and ask.
If you are a little unsure about coming, perhaps you could bring a friend.
If you have any questions when you arrive, our wardens will be pleased to help. If you come and would like a bit more information about the Church or to be invited to one of our regular welcome meals do fill in a welcome card which you will find on your pew and hand it in on the way out.
We look forward to seeing you!
We have made a short video tour of the Church which you can see here: