What to expect?
We know you may have questions about how church works, or what it’s like to be in a service. We hope the questions and answers below are helpful. If you can’t see an answer to something you want to know please get in touch. If you want to know it the chances are someone else does too and it would be good for us to add it to this page.
I’m not a Christian, am I still welcome?
Everyone is very welcome at CCAS. We know some people visit us as they are curious about Christianity, or unsure. You do not have to join in anything you’re not comfortable with and we regularly welcome people who aren't practising Christians. In fact, we offer opportunities for people who aren't Christians to find out more and ask any questions they may have, without pressure or embarrassment. Read more here.
Is there a dress code?
You don’t need to dress up or wear a suit, although you can if you like and that’s what’s comfortable for you. Most people wear fairly casual clothes; you’ll see a variety from smart clothes to tracky bottoms. The important thing is to be comfortable. Those leading the services usually don’t wear any distinctive clothes and we are relaxed and informal.
Can I bring my children?
Yes, children are always welcome, especially at the 10.45 am service where there is a creche and children’s groups for them to go to if they’d like to.
Where should I park?
There is a car park at church but it’s quite small so if you’re fairly mobile then it’s easy just to park on the street (no restrictions on Sunday) or at the pay-and-display car park just down the street; there’s plenty of space. As with parking anywhere, we advise that you don’t leave valuables on display and that you always lock and alarm your car.