What to expect.

We know that life is busy and love that you would choose to give up an hour or two of your weekend to visit us.  Visiting a new church can be a nerve-wracking experience for a variety of reasons.  One of them is just not knowing what to expect when you visit.  This page is our best attempt to help you know exactly what you’re walking into.

Feel free to just turn up on the day, but if you’ve got questions or if you’d like to let us know you’re coming contact us.

Q:

What time does the Sunday service start and how long is it?

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We start at 11.00am, you can grab tea or coffee from 10.30am, and the meeting lasts about 75 minutes.  We may not take ourselves very seriously but we take God and our worship of Him very seriously.  Our worship is live and is led by our worship leaders, musicians and singers.  It is contemporary and our messages very biblical, yet relevant to today’s life.

Q:

Is there a dress code?

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No.  Wear whatever you feel comfortable in – jeans, tee shirt, smart casual, shorts – we don’t mind.  We want you to feel relaxed and comfortable.

Q:

What should I do when I arrive at Harefield?

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Harefield is a church where people come from all walks of life.  No matter who you are, where you’ve been, you’re welcome here.

There will be people to greet and meet you when you arrive in our foyer.  Grab a coffee and try to relax!

Q:

What about my kids?

A:

The Sunday church meeting starts with everyone together, all ages, and then the kids and teens breakout to their individual groups, usually after about 20 to 30 minutes.  All our rooms are kitted out with multimedia facilities.

We have a dedicated crèche room.  The room is equipped with suitable toys and a TV monitor to the main meeting.  Parents are responsible for their children in the crèche.

Q:

Am I welcome if I’m not a Christian?

A:

100%!  In fact, we’ve designed Harefield with you in mind.  We want our church to be a place where you can belong before you believe.  You can have questions, doubts, hurts and pains and you’re still always welcome.

Q:

Will I be singled out if I’m new?

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No.  We know that visiting a church can be intimidating so we won’t ask you to do anything that will embarrass or single you out in any way.

Q:

What are the access and facilities like?

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Harefield is wheelchair accessible and has facilities for disabled people.  We provide a hearing loop for the hard-of-hearing during our main Sunday meetings.

If travelling by car Harefield has parking facilities.  You can also park on the road around the church at any time of the day.

Q:

Are you a weird and wacky church?

A:

Not that we are aware of!  We are just normal people who love Jesus.  Over the years we have developed good friendships with the other churches in Harlow.  The church leaders regularly meet together on a monthly basis to share news and support one another.

Q:

Have further questions?

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Please contact us if you have any specific questions not covered by this page.

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