What to Expect?


Some key information about our services


Where & when does the church meet?

Our Church meets every Sunday at 8am, 10.30am and 6.30pm for our Sunday Services. Aim to arrive 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking spot and seat in time for the service to start.

We meet at:

Emmanuel Church,
1 Compton Avenue

You can see a map on our contact us page

There is limited parking available on the site.  Please respect our neighbours when parking on side streets nearby.

What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will receive a warm welcome particularly from our Welcome Team who will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go.  Just ask!  They will also give you our weekly Newsletter.  All the words that we sing or say appear on screens around the building, so you don't need to worry about lots of books or bits of paper.  There are no set seats - simply find yourself a pew.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the service (and beforehand in the evening) where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.

What happens to the kids at church?

At the 10.30am service we have a fantastic programme for the kids at the Church for ages 0–14. Children stay with their parents at the start of the service as we sing and pray together for the first part of the morning.  After the children come forward for some age-specific teaching, they meet their leaders to go to the Church Halls for their groups. You will need to go with your child(ren) the first time and register them.

For more information about what happens in the children's work please visit the relevant age groups for you under Families.

Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.

Will I have to join in?

Not at all!
You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.


I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them.

Please feel free to contact us. If you want to know who works in the church office, check out our Meet the Team page.