People usually start to arrive about 20 minutes before the service starts. This is a good chance to have a chat with friends or get to know people. For more information about our services, please visit OUR SERVICES page.

We have people at the large front doors specially to greet and make you feel welcome and help you with any questions you have on the day. They have been asked them all before so if there is anything else you need please ask! The church is set out with rows of chairs but the layout varies from time to time. No one has a particular seat so feel free to sit wherever you like.

Definitely not. Jesus is interested in the person inside, not the clothes we are wearing. Please feel free to just be yourself and come in your ‘normal’ clothes.

Although a red brick building on the outside, on the inside MCBC is quite modern.  There is a stage area at the front of the main hall and this normally is home to our worship bands who lead us in a contemporary music style.  We normally have announcements, singing and prayers for the first 30 minutes, a reading from the Bible and then our pastor teaching on it for the next 30 minutes, and in the final 30 minutes we try to give time for receiving prayer and healing, sharing in gifts of the Holy Spirit, and hearing back from the Kids and Youth church.

Not if you don't want to.  You are free to take part as much or as little as feels comfortable for you.

Don't worry, people are free to stand or sit when we sing and people come and go a bit during the service. However, no one will mind if you don't join in - your being with us will be great just as it is.

All the words to the songs are projected at the front of the church. Also, large print paper copies can be obtained on request from the welcome team as you enter before the service.

The time before the service starts is a great opportunity to get to know people, but following the morning service we serve tea, coffee and juice in the hall and this is also a great place to chat and get to know people. Please let one of our welcome team know if you are new to us (we won’t pounce on you and I promise we don’t bite). If you need anything, please ask!

Yes there are toilets as well as a disabled toilet with baby changing facilities located at the church. The welcome team will be happy to give you directions. We also hope to embark very soon on a project to build a whole new toilet block which will be much nicer 🙂

We welcome people with disabilities at all our services, groups and church family activities.
* Wheelchair users are most welcome. Entrance is via the glass doors between the Church Hall and the Main worship area and once inside everywhere is all on one level and fully accessible - do ask one of the welcome team who will be happy to assist whereever you want to sit, we'll make space to ensure you can get your wheel chair in.
* There is an large accessible toilet located to the back of the main worship area.
* Large print song-word printouts are available from the welcome team.

No. In fact we don't even have a collection during our services. Church members and regular attenders usually give money via monthly direct debit to fund the many church activities and ministries although we do have a box at either end of the church if people want to give on the day.  If you wish to help support our work please feel free to visit our Donate to Support page. However if you are just visiting or new to us, please do not feel any obligation to give. We are just happy to have you here with us.

Not a  whole lot really.  The main difference people notice is that we don't baptise our children as babies but wait until people believe in Jesus for themselves, and then we baptise them as believers.  Also how we run the church is different because we meet as members of MCBC and make decisions on things as a faith family in the belief that we are more likely to hear God's will as a group rather than individuals. Beyond that things distinctive about Baptists include that we believe in separation of church and state, and freedom of religious expression for those of all faiths and none.

Yes.  We believe that the love of God as demonstrated by Jesus is for everybody and as such everyone is welcome.

A page like this can never answer every question. If there is something you’d like to know or find out about, please have a look around this website and see if you can find the answer there. If you still need assistance feel free to send us a message using the form on the CONTACT US page, or message us on our Facebook page.