What to expect on Sundays

What to expect on Sundays

It can sometimes be a bit daunting to walk into an unfamiliar building for the first time. What can you expect at St Nicholas?

- You will be greeted warmly at the door by the welcomers.

- There are bibles in the pews and seats and all the words are on screen. You don't have to bring anything.

- You also don't have to give anything. No collection is taken up during the service and there's no pressure to give money.

- You can sit anywhere you feel comfortable (the welcomers will help you if you are not sure where to go) and you don't need to wear anything special.

- The service will begin promptly and last for a little over an hour.

- The service will be led by members of the clergy, members of staff or people from the congregation. They will:

  • Announce all the hymns (normally there are four or five), which the congregation usually stand to sing.
  • Pray aloud, while the congregation remain seated and follow the prayer in their thoughts.
  • Read a passage from the bible. There will be a sermon which will last for about 25 minutes.

- It will be very obvious to you when to sit or stand, and what to do when. You will be part of a congregation, so you can just follow everyone else. We often have visitors, so it's perfectly possible to come to a Sunday service and be as anonymous as you want. However, we'd love to meet you if you are visiting.

- There are services of the Lord's Supper or communion, when Christians eat bread and drink wine as symbols of Jesus dying for their sins. If you are not a believer you are very welcome at these services - though it is best you should not take the bread and wine. Just let them pass you by without embarrassment, as others will do.

- At the end of the service there are some refreshments, to which you are warmly invited.

- We’d love you to stay and meet some members of the church family – if you’d like to.


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Address

  St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Tooting, London SW17 9PP

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  0208 767 8033

Sunday Services

  Morning: 10.30am
Evening: 6.00pm

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Location

  We are located on the corner of Mitcham Road and Church Lane, a short walk from Tooting Broadway tube station view map

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