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We’ve tried to answer the questions we think you might have before you first come, so that your visit with us will be as comfortable as possible. If we haven't answered your questions in the list below, please feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. How do I get there?
We are at The Mission Church on George Street in Leamington Spa. Click the address at the bottom of this page for a map! We are a 10 minute walk from the train station and the High Street.
2. Where do I park?
Parking around the church is free. Parking directly outside the church and surrounding streets is limited to two hours however there are some places where you can park all day without moving your car. These are the diagonal spaces on Russell Terrace and after the first 20m on New Street.
3. What should I wear?
Most of our regulars choose to dress casually, but please wear whatever you feel comfortable in!
4. Who should I find if I have any questions?
Deacons at the doors are there to provide any information you might need, and direct you to discussion groups, leaders, loos, etc.. There’s also a comfortable seating area designed as a gathering point, particular for visitors or those who’ve started coming to church recently.
5. What about my kids?
While the adults are taking part in the bible discussion groups the children have classes for their age group where they will hear stories, sing songs, do arts and crafts. You will be shown where the classes meet for your children’s age. Parents are welcome to leave their children in the care of our volunteers, who are all DBS checked, or you are welcome to stay and watch for as long as necessary. Refreshments (drink and snack) are provided for the kids. Children are encouraged to join the second service but if you find you need to give them a break you are welcome to take them to the comfy sofa’s in the foyer .
6. What can I expect to happen during the service itself?
During the refreshments you will be given a few minutes notice to finish your drink and find a seat, there are helpful staff at the doors to help people find seats if they are struggling. The service will start with just a few short announcements then the worship band will lead with a few songs. Our music is upbeat and contemporary. The words will be on the big screen for you. If you don’t know the songs, just relax and listen. Feel free to sing and join in. Most people will stand during any music, but equally, feel free to sit if you wish.
Following the singing we offer the mic around to the congregation to allow those who wish to, to ask for prayer request or offer a thank you to God for something they feel blessed about. Young and old are welcome to take part, then the prayer is spoken by an individual at front who will offer up the requests and praises to God. Then offering is collected and this quickly followed by the children’s section. The children are invited to come to the front and sing with actions to a couple of songs which is followed by a children’s story. After the children’s story there is more singing and then a 20 minute spoken message. At the end of the service, there is usually a little more music and the chance for you to stay a while if you can and enjoy an informal chat with others who have attended the service. You may even want to give us your feedback on your experience at the Mission.
We assure you that you will not be made to feel embarrassed, asked to speak, made to come forward, etc.
Sometimes you’ll find the format a little different.
7. How long will the service be?
Services usually last about an hour and a half. Bible discussions are 10:00 - 11:00 and the second service is normally 11.30 – 13.00.
8. What happens after service?
Please join us for free coffee, tea and biscuits straight after service. There are comfy sofas in the back foyer area. Members of our leadership and/or hospitality team would be delighted to answer any questions you may have if you’re new (or relatively new) to church. You’ll find that our people love to chat and there is never a rush to the exit at the end!