Answers to common FAQs | Runnymede Christian Fellowship

Answers to common FAQs | Runnymede Christian Fellowship

What can you expect?

Like the rest of the world, we were limited in ways of gathering, but that has not stopped us we are meeting face to face and online. So come and join us Sundays at 11:00 am here.

What can I expect from a typical Sunday Service?

Our services start at 11:00 am face to face and live online Sunday mornings and the first thing you can expect is a warm welcome. We may vary the service but usually, we will begin with some songs of worship followed by prayer and a few insights into any important matters in the life of the church. A time of teaching and ministry is given, where we listen so that we can understand what the Bible says, and apply it to our daily lives.

Coffee and Tea will eventually follow after the service (at 12:30 pm), which provides a great opportunity to catch up with friends and make new ones.

I have kids – is there anything for them?

Yes, children of all ages are welcome! The children's team runs age-appropriate activities during the sermon in the dedicated workshop, where the children have lots of fun learning about Jesus.

We adhere to the Runnymede Christian Fellowship Child Protection Policy and would be happy to provide you with a copy, should you wish. In addition, all of our leaders and helpers have been DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked.

Does your church christen babies?

We encourage new members to be baptised when they are ready, but for children, we believe this is best left until they are old enough to decide to make the decision for themselves, so we do not baptise babies or perform Christenings at our church. However, we do hold a service of dedication for babies and their parents as part of one of our normal Sunday Services. You can find out more about these dedications by speaking with our Pastor or an Elder.

I have a disability

We aim to be as accommodating as possible for those with special needs. Special parking suitable for the disabled is opposite the main building with level access directly from the car park. The building where services take place is reached by a foyer from the main entrance door, again with level access. Words for songs are projected in bold, easy-to-read fonts.

What should I wear?

Please feel free to wear whatever is most comfortable for you. Most people choose to wear smart casual as the atmosphere is informal.

Will I be expected to make a donation?

At RCF we take an offering during the service as part of our worship. However, we do not expect our guests to make any contribution so when the offering bag gets passed along your row, please feel free to simply pass it on. The offering is an act of worship and is therefore another way for Christians to show their love for Jesus by supporting the work of His church. No one is going to judge you if you do not put anything in. You may of course contribute if you wish.

When does your church celebrate communion?

We celebrate communion as part of a service every first Sunday of the month. All those who are trusting in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins and who are walking according to the ways of the Lord are invited to take the bread and grape juice which represent the body of and blood of our Lord and Saviour.

What denomination are you?

We are an Assemblies of God Church, in relationship with Lifelinks International (a body that represents over 500 Prophetic Churches around the World, and our church is made up of people with a wide range of denominational backgrounds, including those with no denominational history at all. We are also a member of the Evangelical Alliance.

What do you believe?

This is an important question! You can read about our core beliefs here.

I live locally – can I have a pastoral visit?

A member of our Leadership Team would be more than happy to meet with you. Simply use the contact form here on the website to get in touch with us about your request.

I have a question not on this list

We would be happy to discuss with you any further questions you may have about the church or the Christian faith either by email or in person. You can use our online contact form, or contact us through the Church Office.