Our Welcome to Newcomers
Who are we?
The church is made up of a wide range of different people from all ages and backgrounds. Whoever you are, you are assured of a warm welcome at Holy Sepulchre. We believe that the church is there for everyone not just for us.
When to arrive:
If it's your first visit to Sunday worship it's probably best to arrive about 10.45am. If you are arriving by car you will find you can park at the front of the church in Sheep Street or at the side of the churchrooms in Church Lane. Parking is free on Sundays.
For disabled users there is a car park in the church grounds off Church Lane at the side of the community rooms. For directions to find us see the Find Us page. You will be greeted at the door by our welcoming team who will give you details of the service and notices of forthcoming events.
What to wear:
That is easy. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. We are an informal church and accept people as they are. There is no need to dress up.
What to expect:
For some of us, arriving somewhere for the first time can be a nerve-racking experience. To help avoid any worries you may have here is a quick summary of what you can expect at a Holy Sepulchre Service. If you do not understand anything please ask, we are a friendly bunch.
We meet at 11.00am on Sundays and 10.00am on Wednesdays and the church is open during the summer months on Wednesday afternoons from 2.00pm tp 4.00pm and Saturdays from 11.00am to 3.00pm. If you are coming to a service arrive 10 minutes beforehand so you can find a seat and look at the service booklet. Our services include hymns, mainly traditional, but with some modern songs, prayers and communion.
If you are not confirmed you can come to the front to recive a blessing at communion time or simply remain in your seat.
We have a children's corner with toys, where small children can be taken if they become restless. However, don't worry about them making a noise we are used to it. We try to include older children in the service.
After the service you are invited to come over to the church hall where we enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits.
What we believe:
We are a Church of England Parish Church and believe that everyone can have a relationship with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is both human and divine and came to share our life to show us how to live our lives and so reach our true and full potential.
If you are interested in exploring the Christian faith, please ask on of the clergy who will be pleased to help.
We Welcome Everyone:
The popular press might lead you to believe that we do not treat women equally and reject homosexual people. This is not true. We are an all-inclusive church who welcomes everyone. We believe that women should be Bishops and gay people have a right to equality.
Our premises are also accessible to those with disabilities and there is a toilet accessible to wheelchair users which includes baby changing facilities. If you arrive at the church in a wheelchair help will be at hand.
We have a hearing loop for the hearing impaired- please turn your hearing aid to the 'T' position.
- Office Church Lane
- Northampton, NN1 3NL
- Tel 01604 627 988
Vicar 01604 230316