New to Church?

Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we want you to know just how welcome you will be at your parish church and we hope the information below helps.

Covid-19: The information that follows is for more 'normal times'. You will be very welcome to join a service via Zoom. Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information.

Key information about the church...

   

Where and when does the church meet?

Our Church meets every Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:00am for our Sunday Services. Aim to arrive at least 10 minutes early to ensure you're comfortable in time for the service to start.

We meet at:

St. Peter and St. Paul's Church
Church Walk
Aylesford
ME20 7BB

You can see a map on our Contact Us page.
 

Where do I park?

There is limited parking available in the churchyard behind the church. If you are mobile and able to park in the (free) village car parks we really appreciate it, as it means those who are less mobile can park closer to church.

   

What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will receive a very warm welcome particularly from the welcomers who will be able to answer your questions and help you find a seat. We follow Common Worship liturgy at all services, which means that there is a pattern to the service that is more formal or less formal, depending on the type of service. The main service on Sundays at 10am includes singing (hymns and Christian songs), Bible reading(s), a sermon or talk and some prayers. On every 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday of the month, the service includes Holy Communion, the sharing of bread and wine around the table, to remember Jesus as he asked us to. At the 10am service on 1st and 3rd Sundays, we still follow a pattern, but the services are planned for all ages and are less formal.

Tea, coffee and biscuits (quite often cake!) are served after the service when there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.

   

What happens to the children at church?

Sunday Club
2nd and 4th Sundays. For 4 year olds (Reception Year) to 11 year olds (Year 6). The leaders and children leave the service after the first hymn and go to a classroom in the school next door to the church. They have their own programme related to the theme in the main service. They come back into church just before we share in Communion and at the end of the service may show us what they've been doing, depending on how they're feeling about that! The main Sunday Club leader is a qualified teacher, recruited in accordance with Church of England guidelines and fully DBS checked.

Children's Area in Church
For younger children there is always something to do at the children's area, to the side of the church. There are puzzles, books to read, colouring and other resources to enable their own expression of worship.

   

Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed as you are comfortable.

   

Will I have to join in?

Not at all. You can simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.
  

Who are the people involved in leading this church?

Please see Who's Who.
 

I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them?

Please feel free to contact us.