Whether you have just moved to the area or have lived here all your life, we would love to welcome you to our Sunday services. We hope that the information below will help answer some questions you may have about what our services are like.
When and where does the church meet?
The church meets every Sunday at 10.30am and 6.30pm. It helps to get there a few minutes earlier to find a seat in time for the start of the service. The church is situated at Rutland Place, near to Newport town centre and just off Cardiff Road, opposite the Royal Gwent Hospital. If you are travelling by car, the best approach is via Alma Street.
What to expect when visiting the church
When you enter the building you’ll be greeted by someone on the welcome team who will point you in the right direction and be able to answer any questions.
The main church building has fixed pews with some spaces reserved for mobility needs. However feel free to sit wherever you like.
Each service is about an hour and a quarter and the person leading will explain what we are doing at each point. At the heart of each service there will be a reading from the Bible and then a sermon where it is explained and applied. We also sing a mixture of hymns from Christian Hymns and a newer supplement with some more modern songs and will have a time where someone will lead in prayer. You don’t need to know anything about Jesus or the Bible to attend and you won’t be asked to participate in any part so you can just listen and observe.
Depending on when you come we may share the Lord’s Supper together which is what we do as Christians to remember Jesus and what he has done, you do not need to take part but can just watch and listen.
After the service, there are refreshments so feel free to hang around and chat to find out more.
What happens to the children at church?
Children are welcome in our services, during the morning service there will be a specific part where they can come to the front to listen to a talk aimed at them.
Just before the sermon (typically announced) we provide a supervised crèche, for 0-3-year-olds, and also another group for children who are a bit older but not yet able to sit quietly. The service audio is relayed to both these rooms so you can sit with them or return to main service.
At the end of the service if you have left your children in the groups please collect them promptly.
Speak to our Welcome Team who can help you find out where your child should go.
To find out more about children’s and youth work at Emmanuel Evangelical Church click here.
Is there a dress code?
There is no dress code. Just wear whatever you normally wear.
What facilities do you have for those with disabilities?
For wheelchair users, we have a ramp up to the main entrance and a ground floor disabled toilet. We also have a hearing loop installed in the building for those with hearing aids.
When we sing the words appear on a screen on but they can also be read in the church hymn book or supplement. If you have any special requirements, please let us know if advance and we will try and help you as best we can.
What happens at the end of the service?
At the end of the each Sunday Service, refreshments are served at the back of the room. Most people stay and chat, so if you can stay and get to know some people from the church.