What happens at a Sunday Service?

Sometimes it can feel a bit daunting to turn up at a new church, especially if it is our first time, and wonder if we will fit in. Will I make a fool of myself? I'm not sure what to do? These are understandable questions and we want to reassure you that you will be made to feel at ease and welcome when you come to St Edmund's. To help put you at ease there are some FAQ below that might be worth looking at before you arrive.

Some key information about the church...
Where & when does the church meet?
Our Church community meets every Sunday at  either 9:30am or 11am on alternate weeks for our Sunday Service. Aim to arrive 10 minutes early to ensure you get a parking spot and seat in time for the service to start. IF there is a 5th Sunday in the month we alternate and have a joint service with St Albans Church. See notice sheet for more information on times and venues.

We meet at the church building which can be found in the Living Well Centre. The address is:

St Edmund's Church Living Well,
St Edmund's Road,
Temple Hill,
Kent. DA1 5ND

You can see a map on our contact us page

There is limited parking available on the site but normally the roads around St Edmund's and the Living Well are quiter on a sunday morning with more parking available.
What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will recieve a very warm welcome particularly from our Welcome Team who will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go. The service last 55 minutes on average and includes a number of hymns, a sermon and communion.

Tea, coffee and refreshments are served after the service where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.
What happens to the kids at church?

Children are welcome at St Edmund's and we can cope with noise and disruption. Don't worry if your children want to run around and play. In fact, we have a fantastic programme for the kids at Church for ages 0–12. The children can either make use of the Play and Pray Children's Corner or they are invited to take part in Little Edz in the hall adjacent to the Church during the sunday service. To find out more about Little Edz do and what else is available for children and youth please visit the children and youth pages under church life.

Is there a dress code?
No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.
Will I have to join in?

Only if you are comfortable to do so. Going somewhere where everyone seems to know each other and who know how things are done can feel a little taunting especially to someone new. Please feel at ease: the best thing to do is simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you. No one will mind, least of all the Vicar!

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