New to Church?
New to Church? Welcome! It can be daunting going to a new church or walking into church for the first time. Here are some frequently asked questions about St Paul’s Harringay to give you an idea of what to expect on a Sunday. If there’s anything else, please feel free to contact us.
How long does the service last?
Both the 9:30am and 11am services last an hour.
What happens in each service?
At the 9:30am service we closely follow Church of England liturgy (set prayers), have organ music and share Holy Communion every week, giving the service a formal and reflective feel. The 11am service is more informal, with guitars/keyboard music, a longer sermon and separate children's activities. God's word is at the heart of both our services, with the Bible being read and taught at each.
What happens after the service?
At 10:30am tea and coffee is available, and after both services people stick around to chat and pray. A handful of us also go out door knocking to meet our neighbours every Sunday lunchtime.
What should I wear to church?
Anything you like!
Is there anything for my family at St Paul's?
During the 11am service we run Junior Church in the church hall for children up to 8 years old. For children up to 18 months there is also a crèche.
Do I have to give money if I go?
Not at all. We do pass around a collection plate at the 9:30am service, but feel free to pass it along without any sense of guilt.