What normally happens at St. George’s Street Baptist Church?
We appreciate that going to a church for the first time can be quite overwhelming and even uncomfortable. We want you to know that you will be made most welcome.
Where Should I park?
There are spaces to park on the streets around the church. Alternatively you could park in one of Macclesfield’s many public car parks and walk to the church.
What Should I Wear?
You will find that some like to come in suits, others in more casual clothing. God is more interested in the heart than your outward appearance – and so are we.
Where Should I Sit?
There are no reserved seats, please sit where you feel most comfortable.
Should I Bring Money?
Normally we take an offering during a service, but if you are visiting our church we do not expect you to contribute unless you wish to.
What About Children?
During our family worship on the first Sunday of the month, all children are encouraged to feel a part of the service. On other Sundays, whilst the sermon is happening, the children (from 3 to 11) are invited to do a craft activity. There are also people on hand to provide a crèche, if needed, for babies and younger children (under 3’s) and there is a speaker in the room, so that they can still hear what is happening in the main service.
What Will Happen During The Service?
We will sing a number of songs from the screen at the front and we usually stand up to sing, but you can remain seated if you wish. We usually remain seated when we pray, quietly listening. We don’t usually kneel, but you may do so if you wish. During a Sunday Family Service after the prayer time, we normally introduce the subject/bible passage for the children and adults through our childrens talk/activity. Someone will then get up to preach. They will read from the Bible and then spend time explaining the passage and how to apply it to peoples lives.
Once a month (normally the 3rd Sunday of the month) we have Communion. You do not have to be baptised or be a church member to eat the bread or drink the wine. We just ask that you love the Lord Jesus and understand that He died in your place on the cross, and have asked Him to be Lord of your life. This is a more quiet and contemplative service.
How Long Will The Meetings Last?
Sunday morning starts at 10.30am and lasts for just over an hour. The service is generally followed by refreshments in the church hall downstairs.
What About The Disabled?
The new entrance to the church has full disabled access and a lift up to the main church itself. For the visually impaired there are large print hymn/chorus sheets which can be given to you upon arrival. The church also has a loop system in the main hall for the hearing impaired. We have a well equipped Disabled toilet and also baby changing facilities.
What If I Arrive Late?
We know that lateness can’t always be avoided, especially if you’re new to the area. Simply come in and take a seat.
Any Further Questions?
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch and ask. If you are a little unsure about coming, perhaps you could bring a friend. You might want to meet with the Pastor or email us and someone can meet you on the door and sit with you. Otherwise please just turn up and if you have any questions when you arrive, just ask one of the door stewards on arrival who will be pleased to help.
We look forward to seeing you!