Church of England Diocese of Southwark Honor Oak Park, Saint Augustine of Canterbury

I AM NEW HERE!

If you are visiting us for the first time then this may help you.

Q: When should I arrive?

A: We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes before the service starts to give yourself time to find a seat and have a look through the order of service. Of course you are most welcome to arrive just before the service starts if this is your preference.

Q: Do you have a car park?

A: We have a limited number of spaces in the church car park. If you park in the path leading up to the church, please park on the side that does not have the wooden bollards.

Q: How should I dress?

A: Dress in what you find comfortable. Some people may choose to wear a suit whilst others may wear jeans and a t-shirt. It's up to you. You will be treated to a warm welcome no matter what you wear.

Q: Will I have to stand up in front of people, or do a task?

A: You will not be asked to do anything except to enjoy the service and participate as you wish. If you choose to worship with us regularly then you may choose to join a rota to do a reading, say prayers or help with refreshments.

Q: What happens during a service?

A: Our services include Bible readings, prayers and Holy Communion (bread and wine), or a blessing, is offered.

Q: What if I don't know what to do in the service?

A: Most Sundays we use printed service sheets that helps you to follow the service and join in with the words said by the congregation. We also use hymn books. During the service you might see somebody bowing, or making the sign of the cross, or kneeling for prayers, and other people not doing any of those. We don't have set rules about those things and nobody will be watching to see who does things 'right' so don't worry.

Q: Will there be refreshments?

A: Yes! On Sundays we have tea, coffee, cake and biscuits after the service.