What to expect

Not every Sunday is exactly the same but our times together often follow a similar pattern … the FAQ’s below will give you a good idea of what to expect!

Is there a dress code?

We want you to feel relaxed when you join us so there is no dress code. Suited and booted or jeans and a t-shirt … simply come as smart or as casual as is comfortable for you!

Is there space for parking?

Yes! There is ample space for parking at Farnham Common Village Hall. The access to the car park is off Victoria Road, just to the right when facing the building.

What can I expect when I arrive?

We start at 10:45am, though tea, coffee and cake (usually) is available from 10:15am. You can also expect a really warm welcome and if you need assistance someone is always on hand to help. Please feel free to sit anywhere you like.

How formal are your services?

Part of what we’re about is building a community to which people can belong, rather than just putting on meetings they attend. Our services are therefore fairly informal and relaxed throughout with very much a family feel to all that takes place.

What about families?

We love families and have a small number of children who regularly come along to our Sunday services. Most Sundays there is an activity or group for primary school aged children during the talk or part of the service. We also don’t mind if babies and toddlers make some noise during our times of worship, prayer or sharing together!

Is every Sunday the same?

Not necessarily! Each Sunday, we love to express our praise and thanks to God and celebrate all that Jesus has done for us. This is mainly by singing contemporary worship songs alongside classic hymns (the words to the songs are projected on to a screen at the front). We also like to encourage one another by providing space for anyone involved in the church who would like to, to share Bible verses, speak out short prayers or share what they believe God may be saying to us. Some Sundays we may spend less time singing and more time in prayer while on other Sundays we may give more time to sharing together what we sense God is saying to us, as we look to him to fulfil his promises in our lives. During these times everyone is free to sit or stand, observe or participate as much or as little as they like.

What about the Bible?

We really value spending time getting to grips with God’s word in a way that is relevant to our lives today. This means that most Sundays there will be a talk from the Bible usually lasting anywhere between 20 and 30 minutes. You can listen to any of our most recent talks via the resources section of our website.

And prayer?

We also like to create space during our service to pray. Often this will be for what we believe God has called us to, the situations he has placed on our hearts, or for anyone present who would like prayer in response to what we believe God may be saying to us or more generally.

Will there be a collection?

We see giving something back to God out of what he has already given to us as very much a part of our worship. For this reason, we usually provide an opportunity for anyone who would like to, to give, during or at the end of our service. No one is under any obligation to give, and the last thing we want is for anyone to feel under any pressure about this.

When do your services finish?

We aim to finish around midday, but because we believe God has adopted us into his family, the church, we love to spend time catching up with each other after our service concludes. Should you need to go as soon as our service finishes though, that is absolutely fine too!