What to expect when visiting Park Avenue Free Methodist Church

If you have not visited us before then this page is for you.  Perhaps you haven’t attended church in some time or maybe you’ve never been to church.  We understand that a first visit to a new church can be an intimidating experience so here’s what to expect…

A Warm Welcome

First and foremost any visitor is made to feel welcome and we aim to put you at ease.  Expect a friendly handshake at the front door and once inside you can take up any available seat – wherever you feel most comfortable.  No seats are reserved for anyone.

What to Wear

We want your visit to be a positive experience and we want you to feel comfortable so you can wear whatever you like.  The congregation has a mix of people; some who like to dress for comfort in jeans, jumpers, t-shirts etc and also those who still like to sport their Sunday best.  Our main focus is on worshiping God, not on what we are wearing so feel free to come as you are.


Parking is available in the Church car park beside the Church building itself.  These spaces fill up quickly so most people park on the street outside the Church.  Please respect our neighbours and avoid blocking access to anyone’s driveway.

Children’s Worship

Early in the service we usually sing child friendly hymns and songs.  Half way through the service the children are invited to leave for children’s worship where a dedicated team of trustworthy volunteers aim to keep the kids entertained with Bible orientated activities.  Children who visit are invited to join our regular children at childrens church but they are also welcome to stay in the main service.

Disabled Facilities

The Church is fully wheelchair accessible and has disabled toilets.  There are no steps inside the building or outside in the grounds.  All our seats can be moved and we can accommodate your seating choice anywhere you feel most comfortable.  For those with visual impairments we use a large projection screen throughout the service and for those with hearing difficulty our sound system has a channel designed to work with hearing aids.


You can expect great music throughout the service, mostly on piano but occasionally on guitar, drums, flute and trumpet.  We also have a Church choir who perform occasionally.


If you are visiting with us, we don’t expect you to put money in the offering, and you are welcome to just let it pass you by.


If you would feel more comfortable having a personal welcome and someone to show you around then please feel free to use the Contact page to let us know your coming and we will have someone ready to meet you personally.