New to Church?

Welcome

Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we offer you a very 'Big Welcome'

Key information about the church...

   

Where & when does the church meet?

Our church meets every Sunday at 10.30am and 6.00pm for our Sunday Services. Aim to arrive 15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and seat in time for the service to start.

We meet at:

The Beacon Centre
Audley Road
Chippenham
Wiltshire SN14 0DU


You can see a map on our contact us page

   

First Sunday at church?

If you are new to Sheldon Road Methodist Church and would like to have someone meet you and show you around, please contact us and we'll make arrangements for you.


What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will receive a very warm welcome particularly from our Welcome Team who will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go. There will be singing, prayer and readings from the bible.  After the notices and news, there will be a sermon from the Minister or one of the leaders at the church.  A typical Sunday morning service lasts around 1.5 hours. 

Tea, coffee and sort drinks are served after the service and there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.

   

What happens to the children at church?

Some services are 'All Age', when the children stay and worship with the rest of the church.  For all other services, children stay with their parents at the start of the service as we worship (sing songs!) together.  Someone will announce when it's time for the children to go to their groups.  The children's group leaders will then take the children out to the more fun and relaxed areas within the Beacon Centre, leaving parents to enjoy the rest of the service.   A creche is also available.

For more information about what happens in the children's work please visit the relevant age groups under church life.

   

Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.

   

Will I have to join in?

Not at all! You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.

We have more information for you specifically if you…

  • Are you a student?
  • Have children that will come to church?
  • Have a child who will go to the Youth Group?
contact us.

I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them.

Please feel free to contact us.

If you want to know who works in the church office, check out our Staff and Leadership page.