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Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about our Church.

Key information about the church...

   

Where & when does the church meet?

Our Church meets every Sunday for our Sunday Services. Please see Sunday Services for details. Aim to arrive 15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking spot and seat in time for the service to start.

We meet at:

47 Park Hill Road
Wallington
Surrey SM6 0RU


You can see a map on our contact us page

 

How do I get in? 

On arrival at the site (address above), make your way down either side of the church building where you will find an entrance. If you are attending one of our services there will be somebody at the door to welcome you and answer any questions you have. If you require disabled access, please use the south door, which is on the left hand side of the building as you face the church from the road. 

 

What is the parking like? 

We have a church car park which contains two disabled parking spots. The car park often fills up before services and so we recommend you arrive early if you wish to park in the car park. The streets surrounding the church are free parking and require just a short walk to the church  building. Please be considerate to our neighbours when parking. 

   

What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will receive a very warm welcome particularly from our Welcome Team who will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go. We have a number of different services at St Patrick's:
 

Traditional Communion
On the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month, the day starts with a quiet and short service tapping into our historical heritage using the traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer.

Morning Service
Our main gathering on a Sunday is this lively and welcoming service, in which we sing songs and hymns, listen to what God is saying to us through the Bible, and pray. It's fine just to come along and see what goes on, or join in as you feel like it. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the service where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.  

Afternoon Service:
You also might like to try out the 4pm service if you're interested in church but not sure what Christianity is all about. We'll keep things straightforward and explain why we do what we do. You can sit anywhere, wear anything, and you won't be asked to read or discuss anything - you don't even need to join in with the songs or spoken bits of the service if you don't want to. You're very welcome just to come along and listen. If you want to chat about anything you've heard during the service, you can always catch one of the leaders afterwards over a cup of tea and a sandwich.
 
LifeTime:
The LifeTime Cafe kicks off from about 6.10pm every Sunday, with coffee, cake, and good company - then the service itself runs from 6.20-7.30pm. We meet in the church, with the chairs arranged around tables. The format is informal, but with similar elements to most church services: we'll usually sing and pray together, and hear part of the Bible read and explained. LifeTime often includes some slightly more interactive elements, too: sometimes there will be an opportunity to discuss part of the evening's topic, or some more creative ways of praying or thinking through what we've looked at from the Bible.
 

What happens to the kids at church?

Children, youth and adults alike join together for a lively (and sometimes noisy!) first 15 minutes each morning service. After that, there are separate activities laid on for those aged up to 14, which run until 11.45am (when the service finishes too). These activities are a fun-filled opportunity for the children to learn more about Jesus. There is no need to book beforehand, just turn up to one of our morning services.

Please do not worry about the behaviour of your children, we want them to enjoy church in the best way they can. There's plenty of time for quiet once they've gone to their groups!

If you're coming to the 4pm service, the same four age groups run during the sermon. The very young children stay in the main service for 15 minutes, with the older children (Gospel Rock age and upwards) staying in for an extra song and a short and interactive teaching slot with the adults.

Scroll down for information about the different groups.

Creche (age 0-3)
Time: 10.15am onwards
Where: Creche room off the church hall
Finishes: collect your children after the service

Creche runs throughout every morning service (including family services) in the side-room off the church hall. It's staffed throughout, so you can leave your child with the creche team, or stay with them for a while if you prefer. There's an audio link to the church so you can still hear what's going on during the service.

Scramblers (age 3-5)
Time: from 10.30am
Where: meet at the back of church, then in church office (47 Park Hill Road)
Finishes: 11.45am

Scramblers covers all our children from ages 3 to 5 - we meet at the back of church, after the first 15 minutes of the main service.

Junior Gospel Rock (School years 1-3)
Time: from 10.30am
Where: meet at the back of church, then in across the road at the vicarage
Finishes: 11.45am

Junior Gospel Rock covers all our children from school years 1-3 - we meet at the back of church, after the first 15 minutes of the main service, then head across the road. Each week we look at a bit of the Bible together with a mixture of stories, games, songs, and activities.

Senior Gospel Rock (School years 4-6)
Time: from 10.30am
Where: meet at the back of church, then in the 'Lounge' (found in the Church Hall)
Finishes: 11.45am

Junior Gospel Rock covers all our children from school years 1-3 - we meet at the back of church, after the first 15 minutes of the main service, then head over to the Hall. Each week we look at a bit of the Bible together with a mixture of stories and more grown up activities.

Frog (age 11-14)
Time: 9.45am for breakfast
Where: church hall
Finishes: 11.45am

Frog starts about 9.45am for breakfast (ranging from croissants to sausages). At 10.30am we join the main morning service for about 15 minutes, then come back out to the hall for a fun and lively time looking at the Bible together.

   

What if I or somebody I bring has additional needs?

At St Patrick's we believe everyone is welcome to join in at any of our services or activities. In the church building we have installed hearing aid loops and for each service we have large print order of services which includes the hymns. We also have a monthly which is open to everyone, but is especially tailored towards making worship more accessible to those with learning difficulties or learning differences- it is called Worship Club. For more information contact the church office.  




 

Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.


Will I have to join in?

Not at all! You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.


Do I have to give money?

No, there is no obligation that you will have to give money. However, as a church we do rely on the generosity of our church members who give regularly towards to work and ministry of the church. Sometimes we might do an appeal for money to fund a specific project. 


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If you want to know who works at St Patrick's church, check out our meet the team page.