New to Church?

You're welcome!

If you're new to WCC, you're very welcome - whether you are a Christian, someone who is investigating faith, or just inquisitive about what goes on! If you've not been to Church before, or haven't been in a while, here's some answers to common questions, to help you feel at home.

Meeting online

As is the case with most churches, we're meeting online to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. We meet using Zoom, which allows us to remain an interactive community.

If you’d like to dial in, you’re really welcome. You’re free to participate as much or as little as you like, and if you’re more comfortable with your video off, that’s fine too. Click here for details of the Zoom links.

What does a morning service include?

There's some variety in our Sunday meetings, but most of them include the following key elements:

What are the timings?

We meet every Sunday morning at 10:30am, and the service lasts up to an hour and a half.

What should I wear?

Come in your casual clothes, and you'll fit right in. There's no dress code.

What about kids?

Our style of meeting is quite informal, and kids are encouraged to join in with the worship as much as they feel comfortable. About 15 minutes into the service, the meeting leader will suggest some more creative and hands-on ways for the young people to engage, normally away from screens!

Do you make provision for disabilities?

For many people living with disabilities, online meeting has levelled the playing field. However we're aware that some disabilities make video calling difficult, and we'd like to make church as accessible as possible. If you're concerned, or if you have a question about a particular need, please do get in touch at office@wheatleycommunitychurch.org.

What if I'm not a Christian? Or if I'm not sure what I believe?

Like we said - you're most welcome. Our heart is that everyone who comes through the doors should experience God's love and have a chance to explore that as much as they want to. If you have questions and want to talk, or would like to pray with someone, we'd love to do that - but nobody will force a conversation or a viewpoint on you!