What do I expect when I visit the church?
People often expect too much; they seem to think that church goers are ‘holier-than-thou’ or too nice to be real. Nothing could be further from the truth, we are all ordinary people, but we come together because we are seeking something deeper in life. Someone beyond the material and we believe that this can be found in a living relationship with God Himself. Our services and groups vary enormously, but in each and all we are looking to deepen our relationship with God, our love for others and our growth in faith and humanity. Please join us.
What happens to the kids at church?
At the 10:45am service we have age appropriate groups for them to attend. At all other services they are most welcome, but if they are primary school age, they may find some of service a little confusing.
Is there a dress code?
In the past you wore your ‘Sunday best’ to church, but not today! Anything goes, though a little decorum is appreciated by our elderly parishioners, things you might wear to a shopping trip rather than a night out on the town!
Will I have to join in?
It all depends on you! You don’t have to join in any of the groups or anything in the services, but most people do. What we sometimes say is that we do not want people to say things they don’t believe. If you are not sure you believe in God, then join in the parts that you’re happy to say. If you don’t want to sing, then don’t no one is forcing you to do anything. In fact we would far rather you were honest than said things you didn’t believe.
I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them?
Please do not think you are unusual because you have questions. Even after 40 years at church you will still have questions, though they may be different ones! The best thing to do is to come to church and ask someone who looks like they know what they are doing – a friendly face, to help you!
St Andrews Church Over Hulton
Crescent Avenue, Bolton, Lancashire, BL5 1EN
9:00 am / Communion Service
10:45 am / Main Service
6:00 pm / Evening Service
ST ANDREWS CHURCH OVER HULTON