Visiting for the First Time

What should I expect from a church service?
Our Sunday morning service starts at 10.30am and finishes around 12.00pm. Most people arrive from 10.20am, but if you are late this is not a problem to us, we will still love you to join us.

You will be greeted at the front door as you come in, then you simply find somewhere you are happy to sit, sit down and relax.

There is no dress code; some people dress smartly, others prefer to come casual.

During the church service we pray, sing songs and listen to a talk which lasts about 20 minutes. We are asked to stand up and sit down at particular points in the service – you are welcome to join in or just sit back and watch.

At the end of the service most people stay for tea and coffee and a chat and we hope you will too.

What about my children?
Children are welcome at Kislingbury and Upton Baptist Church. We are a family church, so crying babies and restless children are welcome.

About 20 minutes into most of our services, the children go through to the back room for KidzChurch. Visiting children are welcome to join in, and you are welcome to accompany them, or they can stay in church. All our children’s workers are DBS (previously CRB) checked.

We run a crèche during the morning service a couple of times a month where children under 3 can play. Parents are welcome to stay with their children or leave them in the creche during these services.

How much does it cost?
We pass a voluntary basket around during the collection; the money goes towards running costs of the church and projects we support. Please do not feel you need to give us money as this is something that our church family enjoys doing because we see how it is used to change our world.

What facilities do we have?
We have toilets, including one which is wheelchair accessible and has baby changing facilities.

Entry through the front door of the church is up two stairs, however entry through the side door is fairly level and wheelchair accessible.

Our song words and media are projected onto the wall at the front of church.

A loop system is in place in the church.

Where should I park?
We don’t have a church car park and therefore we park in the surrounding streets. We do try to be respectful of our neighbours and not park over their driveways, or obstruct views by parking on corners.