I’m New

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Whether you haven’t come to church before, haven’t come to church for a long time, or are completely new to church, we would love to hear from you, or even see you at one of our Sunday services.

If you come to either St Thomas of Canterbury East Clandon or St Peter and St Paul West Clandon on a Sunday, you will receive a very warm welcome. Your children would be very warmly welcomed too! The first Sunday of the month we have a special All Age Eucharist in West Clandon, a time for worship, learning and Holy Communion which aims to provide something for both old and young and lasts for a maximum of 45 minutes. At all of our other 10.30 services our Sunday Club meets, giving an opportunity for children of any age to worship, hear Bible stories and to reflect on the Christian faith.

Frequently asked Questions

What should I expect when I come to a service?

First of all, you will receive a very warm welcome from a member of the Welcome Team. They will be able to give you any books you need for the service, let you know about our children’s activities, show you to a seat if you aren’t sure where to sit and answer any questions you have.

Our services often involve receiving Holy Communion. All are welcome to receive the gift of God’s life offered to us in Holy Communion, but we understand that some may prefer to either stay in their seat or come to the altar rail to receive a blessing. However you feel, you will be under no pressure to receive Communion if you don’t want to.

After our 10.30am service there is an opportunity to have a tea, coffee or juice (and biscuits). This is a great opportunity to meet some new people and make new friends.

Which services are child friendly?

Every 10.30am service is either a child friendly All Age service, or has dedicated children’s activities led by our excellent Sunday Club team.

Is there a dress code?

No, we have no dress code. Just come, be yourself and wear whatever is comfortable.

Do you take a collection in the service?

We do take a collection in our services. The collection is primarily intended for committed members of the church to support their church financially. We don’t expect visitors to give money. We would just be happy to have you with us.

Do I have to join in?

We are just happy to welcome you to church, and for you to engage with the service in whichever way you feel comfortable, whether that means joining in or simply observing from a distance.

I have a question about coming to church, who can I contact?

If you have any more questions you can leave a message on 07857 984 312, or alternatively you could fill out the contact form below.

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