What To Expect

What To Expect

In case it feels daunting...

If you’re new to Surrey Chapel, we’re delighted you’ve found us! We’re a group of people of all ages and backgrounds and visitors are always welcome - it doesn’t matter how unfamiliar you are with church and the Christian faith. We hope our website will answer some of your questions, but the best way to get to know us is to book in and come along on a Sunday to one of our services. We try to make these as accessible as we can, as we meet to pray, sing and learn from the Bible, which we believe is how God speaks to us.

What should I wear?

Whatever you feel comfortable with! It really isn’t important what you look like or what you wear, and most people will be pretty casual. We’ll just be glad you’ve come along! However, we do require you to wear a facemask unless you are a child under 11 years old or have a valid reason not to wear one.

What happens when I arrive?

Before coming along, please do book into one of our services. You can do so via the homepage or by emailing bookings@surreychapel.org.uk. On arrival you will be welcomed at the door, signed in for track and trace and directed to the room where we meet upstairs and allocated to your seat. The service will include songs, prayers and readings from the Bible, followed by a talk, normally lasting about 30 minutes. The whole service lasts around an hour or so.
The songs will be projected on a screen at the front however, due to COVID restrictions we are unfortunately unable to sing. If you don't have a Bible, don't worry - download the free Surrey Chapel app and there is one on there!

What about my kids?

Each week we have a family friendly service at 11am which includes crafts, songs and a short interactive talk. At both services, there is a crèche for under 3’s and there is also baby feeding room - both rooms have TV's with a live feed of the service.

Will I have to join in?

Our regular attenders will participate in the service in different ways, but there’s absolutely no requirement for anyone to join in and we hope our guests will feel comfortable just sitting and watching.

Will I be asked to give money?

No. Absolutely not. It is free to come to church! There is a box available at the back of the church if you want to put something in, but that is certainly not expected. The church is funded through the gifts of its regular members and we do not expect our guests to contribute.