We understand it can be daunting if you’ve never been to a church service before. To make it easier, this page gives you some idea of what to expect and what a church service is really like.
When you arrive
There are purpose-built ramps for wheelchair access to the main church and also wheelchair lift access down to the Halls to the back of the church building.
When you come into the building, someone will greet you at the door and offer you a copy of the weekly news sheet (and a large print copy of the songs if helpful), although words for the songs are projected onto 2 screens at the front.
Please feel free to sit where you like.
If you want to listen using the induction loop (for those with hearing difficulties) you will find it works best if you sit towards the centre, downstairs. If you use a hearing aid, please switch it to the loop ('T') setting.
Toilets can be found to the right hand side as you enter the foyer and also through the doors to the left of the platform (turn left and along the corridor), along with two disabled toilets.
What's it like?
The service, which typically lasts about 1.5 hours, will normally consist of singing, Bible reading(s), some prayers and a talk.
If you have children, they can either sit with you or join the other children in the front rows. During most Sunday morning services the children aged 3-16 leave for their own fun-filled Bible groups (Junior Church and N:Counter) part way through. These activities are run by helpers who are CRB checked. We also have a creche for the under 3s.
Usually an offering or collection is taken, as part of our gifts to God, but please don't feel embarrassed or obliged to give. Simply pass the bags on by! Many Church members give directly through the banking system and so will pass the bags on too.
After the morning service there is usually a chance for tea, coffee or a soft drink, served in the area to the right of the platform. It's a great chance to catch up with others and to find out more about church life at Cambray.
Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to be shown around the building during the week, or to arrange for someone to meet you on arrival and welcome you that way.
For more information go to our main website where you will find much more detail about Cambray Baptist Church.