What can you expect when you:
. . come inside ?
. . come to a service ?
. . bring children ?
Our Aberaeron church building is open most days and you are welcome
to come in and look around for yourself. It is a beautiful building. (Click on the church door to look inside.)
We realise that your first time at a church service will raise some questions:
How do I get there? ....... What should I wear? ....... How should I act? ....... What should I bring? ....... What should I expect in a service? ....... What is available for my children?
Welcome to a service
When you enter the main inner doors of the church you will be greeted by one of our stewards who will hand you a songbook and a service sheet or service book to follow during the service. Whether you need creche facilities or need to find the toilets, someone will be nearby to help you. You may sit anywhere you wish in the main part of the church.
All our services for the week ahead are listed in PewNews and Parish News has them listed for 2 months.
What should I wear
Most people will dress tidily, some casually and others more formally. There is no set dress code for you to worry about.
Type of service
This will depend on which you choose to come to, however, there is no reason for you to feel out of place at any of our services. During most services there will be times when everyone is invited to stand or sit. If you are unsure, the easiest thing is simply to follow everyone else. No one will mind if you prefer to stay seated.
At some point during a communion service, those taking part will move to the front of the church to receive bread and wine. If you normally receive this when in your own church, you are welcome to come forward. Some people prefer to stay in their seats and it is fine for you to do the same. You should not feel out of place if you choose to stay in your seat at this time.
Music and Message
You will experience a range of music from traditional hymns to modern christian songs and hear Bible based messages that can help you deal with real life issues. Bibles are available in each pew and if you wish to use them to follow readings, page numbers are stated before each reading begins.
This parish is a Safe from Harm organisation and works within the guidelines of the Church in Wales. If you are visiting us and bring children, they are very welcome to attend one of our Sunday School classes. For more information, see our children's page.
The offering (or collection) is for those who are part of the Church family. You are free to contribute if you wish; however please do not feel obliged to do so.