New to church?

We understand that it might be a little daunting for those who have never been to church before but to make it easier, this page will hopefully give you an idea of what to expect.

What welcome will I receive?

When you come to the entrance of the church on London Road a member of the Welcome Team will be there to greet you.  (They will be wearing a white Welcome Team badge).  If you have a pushchair or wheelchair they will gladly help you up the steps or direct you to our access ramp. 
Once inside there will be others on our Welcome Team who will give you our Service Sheet.  This contains full details of the services and the activities coming up that week.

How long do Services last?

Our Sunday morning services usually finish around 12.15pm.  Occasionally services may run over by 5 to 10 minutes. If the service includes Communion it will finish by 12.30pm..

Where can you sit?

You can sit wherever you want in the church, including upstairs in the balcony if you prefer.   We have a loop system on the ground floor for hearing aid users.  Please switch to T for a clear reception.

What about children?

If you have children  they can sit with you during the service.  When the children and young people go to their groups you are welcome to take your child to their group to ensure they are settled before you return to the main service.  Please ask a member of the Welcome Team which group is right for your child. Burlington has an active Child Protection Policy.

What happens during the Service?

Sunday services are made up of singing, readings and prayers led from the front, maybe a DVD presentation or similar and a sermon, applying Biblical principles to our everyday lives. Song words are projected onto a screen at the front so you don't have to worry about fumbling with a hymn book.  Everything will be announced clearly from the front.

If you are not sure what to do, just follow everyone else or, if you prefer, you can just remain seated throughout the service. You are under no obligation to join in any of the singing or even to like the music. We know we don't all have the same musical tastes and we don't expect you to either.

You are not expected to contribute to the work of the church (that's our responsibility) so don't feel embarrassed to pass the collection plate on without putting anything in it. Many church members contribute directly through their bank accounts so you won't be the only one just passing the collection plate on.

At the end of the Sunday morning service, tea, fresh filter coffee and soft drinks are served in the church centre.