You’d be very welcome to attend any of our services.
Our ‘main gathering’ is at 10:30am at Crickhowell Primary School.
Here are some questions you might have about attending for the first time:
Is there parking? – Yes, there’s plenty of free parking right outside the venue. You won’t need to worry about finding a space.
What should I wear? – Dress however you feel comfortable. There is no dress code; some people come in shorts and t-shirt while others feel more comfortable in their ‘Sunday best’ Don’t let this bother you.
What will be going on when I arrive? – Someone will greet you at the entrance and direct you to the main school hall where free refreshments will be served. People are usually standing around and catching up for a bit, so grab yourself a coffee and someone will come and say “hello.”
When does the service start? – Usually just after 10:30am. Our service leader will let everyone know we’re about to begin. Grab yourself an empty chair and one of the spare Bibles if you want to follow the reading.
What happens during a typical service? – One of the church leaders will stand at the front and welcome you all, and maybe pray a short prayer. We’d usually sing one of the good old hymns you might know, or one of the excellent new songs written today. All the words are projected onto a large screen.
Next, someone will read a passage from the Bible, because we want to hear what God has to say, and someone will pray since God wants to hear from us too. After another song or two, we’ll listen to a sermon / a talk based on the Bible reading, because we want to hear what God’s Word means and how it’s relevant to our day-to-day life. We usually end our meeting with a last song and a closing prayer
The service lasts for an hour or so. You are obviously free to leave at any time, but very welcome to stay afterwards and chat, or ask any questions and find out more.
Do I have to take part in the service? – The short answer is no. Feel free to join in as much as you feel comfortable with; whether you stand to sing or not, sing out loud or quietly read the words, that’s fine, though an “Amen” at the end of a prayer typically shows you are agreeing with what’s been said.
Can I keep my children with me during the whole of the service? – Of course, and families usually do, at least for the first 20 minutes or so.
Our church is relaxed about noise, and we want children and parents to be comfortable growing up in church. No-one will be turning around or giving you looks if the children play up .. we’ve been there with our own!
What sort of childcare is there? – There are age-appropriate activities and worksheets set up every Sunday morning for the children, with floor mats and tables set up especially for them. These are at the back of the school hall, and you are welcome to stay with your children and enjoy the service from there. Alternatively, someone else will sit with them while you join the others sitting down, though you’ll still remain in their sight at all times.
There is also a mother and baby room just off the main room, giving you some privacy if you wish, while still hearing the service being relayed.
Will you be asked for, or expected to give any money? – No, since our church members take responsibility for all the church running costs.
There is a basket placed on the table with the spare Bibles and church newsletters. That’s there in case people want to contribute, but there are no expectations whatsoever for visitors to give – we are simply pleased you have joined us.
How do I find you? – We meet in Crickhowell Primary School (see the map at the bottom of this page).
For SatNav use the POSTCODE: NP8 1DR
If you’ve still got questions we’d love to answer them – why not get in touch and we’ll respond as quickly as we can.