Welcome! If you’re new to Banstead you’ll find some local information in our leaflet Welcome to Banstead
If you’re new to All Saints’ Church, just read on:
What is the Service like?
We’re Church of England, leaning slightly towards the more formal ‘Anglo-Catholic’ end (our clergy and choir wear robes, for example) but we always try to be welcoming and inclusive. It’s a good idea to arrive a little early so that you can have a look round the church and have a chat with one of our sidespeople who are there to welcome and help you.
When you arrive the sidespeople will give you a service booklet, hymn book and the weekly news sheet. The service booklet helps you to follow what’s happening. Just ask if you’ve got any questions.
The Services page will tell you a little more about our various services. And do stay after the 9.30am service on Sundays for a cheerful chatty cup of coffee in our Church Institute.
Where should I sit?
Where you wish within the main body of the church. If you use a wheelchair, the best places are either side of the centre, level with the doors (a sidesperson will show you), We have a deaf loop if you use a hearing aid.
What should I wear?
People wear a wide range of clothes, from suits to jeans. Generally, the best thing to wear is a smile (though clothes of some sort are advisable too), but if that’s not how you feel we’ll understand.
What do you have for children?
At our main (9.30am) Sunday service children can go into the Tower area (at the back) if they like, to enjoy a session of crafts and simple teaching with Sofia, our Children’s Worker. See the tab ‘Children and Youth’ for more details of what’s available for younger people.
Where can I park?
Our church car park is small so we like to keep it for less able people. For the more able-bodied, there is a municipal car park next door.