Frequently Asked Questions

Who comes to Crofton?
How many people attend?
What happens at your services?
Are there differences between your services?
How long are the services?
Will I be asked to do anything during a service?
Do you collect money during services?
Can I bring my children?
What is the dress code?
Can I park at the church?
Do you have provision for the hard of hearing or partially sighted?
How do I get involved?


Who comes to Crofton?

Anyone and everyone is more than welcome. Crofton has a very mixed congregation who come together from a variety of backgrounds and traditions.


How many people attend?

Crofton is a fairly large church with around 200 adults (plus many children!) in attendance each Sunday morning. The monthly evening service at 6.30pm is much more intimate, with around 30 attending on a regular basis.


What happens at your services?

While there are specific things we do at special times of the year (like Christmas or Easter), all our services tend to include the following:

  • We sing together a variety of songs, from the contemporary to the traditional (led by our music team)
  • We have a time of prayer
  • We have a short(!) time for church announcements
  • We hear the Bible read to us, and then explained in a talk (lasting 15 - 30 minutes)
  • Every few weeks, we share Communion

After the service, there is the chance to pray in confidence with a member of our Prayer Ministry team or to meet others for refreshments.


Are there differences between your services?

Our two morning services (the 9am and the 10.30am Lifebuilder) offer diversity in style: the first is more traditional with no children's provision, and the second has a more contemporary feel and has provision for children. As such, the 10.30am Lifebuilder service is the most popular for families.


How long are the services?

The 9am service is normally about an hour, while the 10.30am Lifebuilder normally stretches to about an hour and fifteen minutes.


Do you collect money during the service?

In short, yes we do. We believe that giving our money to God's work in this Church is an act of worship. If you are not a regular attender of the church, please don't feel pressured into putting anything into the offering bags.


Will I be asked to do anything during the service?

No, nothing to fear! Whilst a number of people from the congregation play an active role in our services, we want Crofton to be as safe and as unthreatening a place as possible, so you will never be asked to do anything you do not want to do.


Can I bring my children?

Absolutely! Children's ministry is a big part of our work at Crofton. We offer Junior Heroes each week at the 10.30am Lifebuilder service.

All volunteers working with children have a current DBS (formerly CRB) certificate and we adhere to an up-to-date child protection policy.


What is the dress code?

The simple answer is, there is no dress code - we want you to feel comfortable, so just come as you are!


Can I park at the church?

We have limited car parking available on both sides of the church.  However, there are plenty of spaces either right outside the church on Crofton Lane or in the surrounding streets.


Do you have provision for the hard of hearing or partially sighted?

It is important to us that everyone feels welcome at Crofton and that our services and activities are as accessible as possible. To help with this we try to ensure that all our printed literature and projected content use colour schemes and font sizes which are helpful for the partially sighted. Folders with large print words to songs are available on request on Sunday mornings. For the hard of hearing we operate a loop system. 


How do I get involved?

There are all sorts of ways to get involved at Crofton, whether it is participating in a Home Group, or assisting in the various activities run by the church. If you have an idea of what you would like to do, get in touch with a relevant team member to have a chat about how you can get involved or talk to one of the leadership and they'll point you in the right direction.

If you are unsure about how to get involved, simply complete our welcome form, and a member of the church staff will follow up with you to discuss the options and work out what would be most appropriate.