We have put together a number of answers to questions we frequently get asked. If you have a question that you’d like answered about our services or the mission of St. Paul’s Camberley, please do get in touch.
Where do I park?
There is plenty of on-site car parking with bays for those with disabilities close to the main entrance.
How do I get to St. Paul’s?
Full address details and a location map can be found on our contacts page.
What time should I aim to get there?
Aim for around 10 minutes before the service starts.
Are there differences between the services?
At 9:00am each Sunday there is a quiet service of Holy Communion using traditional language and with traditional hymns. On the second Sunday of each month, this service is followed by a light continental-style breakfast. The style of our 10:30am main service is different from week to week. The format is as follows:
- First Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (children start in their groups).
- Second Sunday of the Month – Morning Worship, including prayers for healing (children start in church and go to their groups about 15 minutes into the service).
- Third Sunday of the Month – Morning Worship (children start in church and go to their groups about 15 minutes into the service).
- Fourth Sunday of the Month – Morning Worship (children start in church and go to their groups about 15 minutes into the service).
- Fifth Sunday of the Month – Morning Worship (children start in church and go to their groups about 15 minutes into the service).
What actually happens at a service?
Our main 10:30am service is contemporary in feel, using mixed media, a range of musical styles and practical messages. Services might include baptisms, interviews or video clips. There’s some time to participate in singing during the service, time to be still and reflect on what God might be saying to you and time to respond. The 10:30am service is followed by tea and coffee.
Will I have to do anything during the service?
You don’t have to do anything! The leader will guide you through every aspect of the service, all the words you need will be on the screen and we hope you’ll feel relaxed and comfortable. From time to time, usually in the ‘all age’ time, the service leader can throw out a ‘question’, inviting people to “chat amongst themselves” in small groups for about 45 seconds – participation is always optional.
Is there a dress code?
There is no dress code at St Paul’s, so feel free to be casual or smart – no one will mind.
Can I bring my children?
Of course! We are a family church, and welcome all ages. Children start in the church and meet in their groups, at both services, up to & including year 6. The youth ‘cells’ meet at the 10:30am service (for schools years 7-9). There is a crèche at the back of the church. If you need to stay with your child, you can hear what’s going on via the sound system. There are also evening groups for older children. More details can be found under the Children and Youth menu.
Should I take communion?
Yes, if you have been baptised, and have put your trust in Jesus. If you would rather not, feel free to just come for a blessing when people are coming up – if you deliberately keep your hands behind you, that is a sign to the minister, who will give a blessing instead of communion.
How can I find out what Christians believe?
Christianity is more about a relationship than religious practices. The central core of Christianity is actually knowing Jesus personally. He undeservedly died on the cross but He rose again for us! Literally millions of people have come to believe in Christ; ordinary people, intellectuals, former atheists & agnostics – all sorts of people. The clergy and many others would be delighted to tell you more. Why not come and chat? We also run an “Alpha” course which is a great way to explore the faith.