New to church or St Clement's? Find out what to expect below.
We realise that coming along to a new place for the first time can be daunting. At St Clement's, we want to help make your first experience as easy and welcoming as possible. We have included some information below that we hope you find helpful.
What time does church start?
Our morning service begins at 10:30am and our evening service begins at 6:30pm.
Where is St Clement's Church?
We are located on Ashton Old Road in Openshaw, East Manchester. Our postcode is M11 1HF. You can find our address and location here.
What should you wear?
Expect to see a range of attire within the church on a Sunday. The majority of our congregation dress casually but some choose to dress more formally - whatever you are most comfortable with is fine.
Where can you park?
We have small church car park that fits approximately 10 cars. This fills up quickly on a Sunday but there is plenty of free on-street parking around the church building.
What should you expect on a Sunday morning?
When you walk into the church you will be greeted by a friendly volunteer on our welcome team. If you have children you can sign them into Gospel Kids (our Sunday school group for 4-11 year olds). You can then enter the main seating area in church and find a seat. Our service opens with a warm welcome and sung worship - usually about three songs. We then have a time of confession where we read a confession out together as a church family. This is followed by a moment of silence for us to privately confess things to God. We then have our 'Catechism Slot' which is a teaching slot aimed at children, after which the children leave the main hall for Gospel Kids. We then continue with our 'Community Life' slot where notices are shared, we have a time of prayer and then the Bible passage is read. One of our Ministers then shares a sermon with us linking to the passage. Our service ends with one or two more worship songs and a blessing. Once a month, we share the Lord's Supper together after the sermon.
What should you expect on a Sunday evening?
Our Sunday evening service takes place in our church lounge. It begins with a time of worship and then the Bible passage is read and a message is shared from the Bible. Sometimes we have an extended time of prayer and worship as part of our evening service.
How long is a normal church service?
The morning service is usually about 90 minutes and the evening service is approximately one hour long.
Is there a crèche for my children?
During the morning service, we provide a safe, supervised place for babies and children up to age four. This is held in our 'Upper Room' - the space we have upstairs in our church building. Some parents choose to take their children upstairs as soon as they arrive at church whilst others choose to bring their children into the worship service and then take them up once the older children leave - either is completely fine. The children in crèche hear a story from the Bible as part of this session.
If you have any other questions relating to our services or church life, please contact the office.