We offer a warm welcome to all visitors. Our church consists of a wide range of different people, from all ages and different backgrounds. Whoever you are you are assured a very warm welcome at Swaythling Baptist Church.
When to arrive:
If it's your first visit then it's probably best to turn up around 10.15am. If you are driving then you'll be pleased to hear that there is free parking right outside the church . For directions to reach us please see the find us page. You'll be greeted on the door by our welcoming team who will give you some information about the church and notices of forthcoming events.
What to wear:
This is easy. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. We try to keep things fairly relaxed and accept people as they are. There is no need to dress up to try and be someone that you're not.
What to expect:
For some people going anywhere for the first time can be a bit of a nerve-racking experience. To help avoid any worries here's a quick summary of what you can expect at Swaythling Baptist Church. First of all we are just ordinary people who all had a 'first day' at church, you'll find we are a friendly bunch, if you don't understand something please simply ask. We start our meeting at 10.30am with about 20 minutes of singing and prayers accompanied by our music group. We try to blend the best of modern songs and older hymns. As part of this time we have an open time where people can come and share a prayer request, a story from the week. At about 11am the young people go to their own groups, we also run a creche for the little ones. We then have a talk from the bible that is relevant and meaningful to our modern lives. We finish our meeting around midday, with tea and coffee. Our aim is that whether you are just looking into Christianity for the first time or have been a Christian for many years that you should be encouraged and inspired by the morning. We hope that everyone will draw closer to God.