Berwick Baptist Church

...a safe place to grow together in love for God, others and the world

Frequently Asked Questions

What time should I arrive?

If you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the service it will give you an opportunity to look around, find out where things are and find a good seat. On Most Sundays we use the door at the side of the building, rather than the one which faces onto Golden Square.

What should I wear?

There is no dress code...we are a relaxed and welcoming church. Please wear whatever you feel comfortable in.

Where can I get information?

A member of our leadership team, or another church member will be at the door to welcome you and to answer any questions you may have. 

Where are the toilets?

The main toilet is just inside the main entrance, on the left.

Do I need to bring a Bible?

Lots of Bibles are available for people to should find a copy in the back of a seat near you. Generally we use the New International Version.

Do I have to give money?

We usually take up an offering during the service as part of our worship of God. The money supports Christian work in this church and around the world. We encourage members of the church to give regularly but please don’t feel obligated to contribute while you are just visiting us!

How do you celebrate Communion and can I join in?

We regularly celebrate Communion  as part of the morning service. The bread (gluten-free) is passed around on plates – usually people take a piece and eat it as they are served. Non-alcoholic wine is served in individual small cups – we like to wait until everyone has been served and then drink it together as a sign of our oneness in Christ. Anyone who knows Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord is welcome to take communion with us, regardless of your church background. If you’re not sure what this means, or you feel uncomfortable about taking bread and wine, please feel free to let the plates pass you by.

What provision is there for people with sight/hearing difficulties?

A hearing loop is provided for those who need it. Words for the songs and hymns are projected on to the screen at the front. If you have difficulty seeing these, song books are provided in the back of seats...if you need a large print copy please ask the person on welcome duty. We also use the screens to project information such as details of events and video and pictures that help enrich our worship. If you are worried that you have missed something, please ask the pastor or service leader after the service.

What about children and young people?

At present we don't have any special meetings for children and young people but we do have an area at the back of the church with drawing materials for children, if required.