Welcome to Temple - and thanks for visiting. To help you find out a little more about us and answer any questions, we've put together this info. page. If we haven't answered a question, or you'd like to find out more - please feel free to give us a call (01443 486258) or drop us a line via the form opposite.
How could Temple be described?
Not easy, but perhaps... A lively, informal church with a mix of ages, nationalities, backgrounds and experiences.
What happens during a typical week?
We meet on Sundays for our main family worship service & Sunday School. During the week we meet in small groups to study the Bible and pray together - these groups typically take place in people's homes.
There are also a number of weekly activities that run in our two church buildings, catering for newborns through to retirees! Please explore our website to find out more.
We know that visiting a new church can be a very intimidating experience. To give you an idea of what to expect, we've put together a few Q&As:
When and where do we meet?
We meet every Sunday at 11am, in our Gelliwastad Building
Where can I park?
Parking is available behind the Bus Station in Chapel Street (you can find directions here). From there, it's approximately a 2 minute walk to the building.
What happens when I arrive?
You'll be met by our welcome team. They'll happily help you with any questions.
Is the building ok for wheelchairs?
Yes, the entrance to the building is via a sloping pavement. Inside, all areas of the building are accessible via wheelchair. We also have a toilet for disabled people.
Where can I sit?
Anywhere you like
What should I wear?
We're a casual bunch - jeans, t-shirts, whatever you feel comfortable in
What's the 'Worship style'?
We're privileged to have many talented musicians in the church. 'Style-wise' - we range from the latest songs to classic hymns.
How long does the service last?
Normally about an hour and a half (11am to 12:30pm)
What about my kids?
The first 20 minutes of the service is specifically all-age, family-oriented. The children and young people (from babes to 15) then leave the main hall to go into their own Sunday School classes
...and back in the main hall?
We begin to study the Bible together, focusing on how we can apply it to our daily lives. We then sing some worship songs together in response to what we've heard.
If it's the first Sunday of the month, we also take communion
Money, Money, Money...
Like many churches, we take up an offering during the service. This is so that our church members can give if they wish. Please do not feel under any pressure to give anything or feel embarrassed at letting the basket simply pass you by. In fact, many church members contribute directly through their bank accounts, so you won’t be the only one passing it on!
And what happens afterwards?
Tea and Coffee are served in the rear hall (just follow the crowd), It's a great time to meet people and catch up.
If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact us.