WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW?
If you are attending church for the first time, it can be a bit daunting. The information in this section will hopefully put your mind at rest and answer any questions that you may have. If your question isn't covered here then please feel feel to get in touch with us via the 'Contact Us' page.
WHERE DO I PARK?
BMC has its own carpark with plenty of spaces. If this is full when you visit, there is plenty of street parking nearby.
IS THERE DISABLED ACCESS?
The ground floor of BMC is all on one level with plenty of space.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
BMC has a relaxed and approachable atmosphere and you should wear what you feel most comfortable in.
WHERE SHOULD I SIT?
In BMC you can sit anywhere you like!
WHO WILL I MEET?
During services we have a welcome team who will welcome you with a smile and a warm greeting. You will be asked if you would like a notice sheet and a bible. Other members of the congregation will also approach you to introduce themselves, don't be scared, we're all very lovely people!
HOW LONG WILL THE SERVICE LAST?
Service times do vary slightly but we aim for the sermon to last around 30 minutes, with it sandwiched between prayer and worship.
WHAT FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN?
During our Sunday morning service we have a creche available for pre-schoolers, Junior church for primary age children and Youth church for secondary school age children.
IS THERE A MONEY COLLECTION?
BMC doesn't take an offering during the service, but if you would like to make a donation there is a donation box in the foyer.
WHAT OTHER FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE?
BMC can be hired as a venue. If you are interested in this please get in touch via our 'Contact Us' page.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING THE SERVICE?
At the start of the service notices will be given and then worship will begin. This consists of several songs, whose words are projected onto a large screen for all to read. After the second song the children for creche and junior church leave worship, the children for youth church leave at the end of worship. The preacher on the day will then start their sermon. At the end of this the worship team are invited up again to sing one final song. We close with a prayer and then everyone enjoys a cuppa and a biscuit!
DO I HAVE TO SING?
Absolutely not! If you don't feel comfortable with singing, there is no pressure to do so!
WILL I BE ASKED ANYTHING?
Of course you will, but don't worry, it won't be exam questions, it'll be things like 'what's your name?', 'have you been to church before?'. It's just normal conversation, nothing to worry about!
WHAT IS COMMUNION AND CAN I TAKE PART?
Holy Communion is when we come together to remember the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ. We eat bread in remembrance of His body and what He has done for us and we drink wine (in our case a small glass of red-coloured, none alcoholic liquid!) in remembrance of the blood He shed for us. If you would like to take part, you are very welcome to. It is also perfectly acceptable not to part-take if you do not wish to.
DO YOU DO ANYTHING 'WEIRD'?
This is tricky to answer because we are not going to think that we are weird or that we 'do' anything weird! But I don't believe that we do. We are just a group of ordinary people from all walks of life that come together to share in the love for the Lord Jesus Christ. Now that last sentence may come across as sounding 'weird' but it's not. All it means is that we trust and have faith in the fact that Jesus existed and that he died on a cross to save us from our sins. If this still sounds 'weird' to you then come along to BMC and find out what we're all about! You might even want to come back, so give us a go!