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What's Sunday Like?

Welcome

At St Aidan's, you will receive a warm welcome from our greeters, and you will hear the sound of members chatting and musicians practicing. If you are visiting for the first time, you will be asked if you have any questions. You are free to sit wherever you like in the church, as we don't have assigned seating.

9:30 am on Sundays

10 am on Wednesdays

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens in a service?

​We sing, pray, listen, learn, celebrate, and give thanks.

A Sunday service has three major sections: preparing ourselves, reading and teaching, and celebrating communion.  We sit and stand for different parts.  All the words that we sing and say together are on two big screens.

Do I need to arrive early?

Nope.

Good tip: Arrive a little late if it's your first visit. It lets you slip into a back pew and take it all in. You will still be greeted at the door by our welcomers.

I am not sure what to do

That's OK!

Just sit, listen and take it in.  It takes a couple of visits to get the hang of it.   There are no mistakes in our church.

Good tip:  Sit near the back of the church until you find your feet.  It will allow you to follow everyone else's actions, like standing for the Gospel or receiving communion.

Are you inclusive of LGBTQI people?

Absolutely!  You can read our commitment to inclusivity here.  We also provide gender-neutral toilets.

 

What is Holy Communion?

The short answer is that it is a ritual meal using bread and wine that brings us close to Christ.  The long answer probably needs a page of its own.  

Can you receive communion? Absolutely.  Just come up the front with everyone else.

What if I can't sing?

Yeah, neither can I. 

Really, most of us can't, but that doesn't stop us from trying.

What if I don't believe in God?

That's ok too. 

Neither did I (Rev Glen) until I was well into adulthood.  St Aidan's is a safe place to explore those questions.  Feel free to ask Rev Glen or anyone else.

What about disability access?

Physical access is something we are actively trying to improve.  Access to our church is good.  Access to the hall is via a ramp requiring assistance.  We have no disability-access toilets....yet.

My kids can be noisy, is that ok?

Sure is.   

Kids are welcome to be a part of the service.  And don't worry about kids and noise.  We would rather have the noise than not have kids.

If you need to, we have a sitting area in the church foyer where you can still see and hear the service.

I am not sure what to do

That's OK!

Just sit, listen and take it in.  It takes a couple of visits to get the hang of it.   There are no mistakes in our church.

Good tip:  Sit near the back of the church until you find your feet.  It will allow you to follow everyone else's actions, like standing for the Gospel or receiving communion.

Do you have toilets?

Yup.  Including a gender-neutral toilet.

They are through the hall.  Follow the signs, or, if you need to, ask a welcomer to show you where.

 

Do I have to stay afterwards?

Not at all.  You are free to come and co as you wish.

You are always welcome to stay for a cuppa afterwards, though.  It is a great way to meet people.

I have other questions.

Cool.  Have a chat with Rev Glen after a service, or you can get hold of him via our Contact Us page.

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