The Parish of Sutton with Seaford

New to Church?

We would love to welcome you to any of our services. These questions  and answers might help you…

What type of services do you have?
We offer a range of opportunities both in a more traditional, formal style and of a more contemporary, informal style.
Can I take communion?
If you are a regular member of any other church and take communion there then we welcome you to join us in sharing bread and wine. If you don't usually take communion or are new to church you are welcome to go forward to receive a blessing. If you aren't sure then please talk to one of the clergy.
What should I wear?
This is very much up to you...please wear whatever you feel happy and comfortable in. Some people dress in more formal clothes whilst others take a more relaxed approach. It really doesn't matter, you are welcome however formally or informally your dress.
What is there for children?
At The Meeting Place we have a time when the children can meet and take part in some activities and teaching that is just for them. There is also Messy Church which meet in St. Leonard’s Church at 9.30 on the first Saturday of each month and other seasonal family celebrations through the year.
Where should I sit?
As in most Churches people do tend to have their favourite area to sit in, but we really don't mind where you sit, there are no reserved seats (unless you want to join the choir!). One of the stewards (sidespeople) will help you to find a seat and there is always someone near to help you.
How will I know what to say and do?
Whoever is leading the service will guide you by inviting you to stand, sit or kneel. We have printed service books and hymn books at some services and use screens at the more informal ones.