What to Expect
Everyone has a different purpose when coming to Church. Sometimes a person might want to be alone, sometimes they are there to meet new people.
If you would like to introduce yourself to one of the clergy (or the nearest friendly face!) after the service we would love to spend time getting to know you. Visit our Who's Who pages to find who you may meet...
If you have any worries or questions please let the people at the door know. (The ones smiling and saying 'hello' as you come in!) They can help by finding you someone to sit with and ‘show you the ropes' if that is something you would find helpful.
During a 'Communion' or 'Eucharist' service there will be a time when everyone is invited to go up to the altar for Communion. If you already have received Communion (bread/wafer and wine) in other Christian Churches then you may do so at St Chads.
If you are unsure about receiving it, or choose not to, you are more than welcome (young or old) to come up for a blessing instead. When the other people in your pew go up to the altar, join in and bring your service booklet with you. This way the vicar will know that you want the blessing rather than the sacrament (bread & wine).
You may choose just to stay in your seat, and that is fine too.
Many services have refreshments served at the end. Please do feel welcome to stay and join in!
We pass around a collection plate during the 9.30 Sunday Service. Please don't feel pressured by this - It is your choice whether or not to give!
If you are interested in finding out more about what being a Christian in the Church of England means, please visit the Church of England website:
Or the Lichfield Diocesan website can give more information about how the church works in our local area: http://www.lichfield.anglican.org