New Visitors

         


We’ve tried to answer the questions we think you might have before your first visit, so that you will feel at home with us. If there's anything further you'd like to know about please contact our minister, Reverend Helen Byrne tel. 01625 572259

1. How do I get there?

Broken Cross, on the western edge of Macclesfield, gets its name from the shape of the old crossroads (now a roundabout) where the A537 from Chelford / Knutsford, crosses the B5392 and another minor road. SATNAV - SK10 3JR

From the West

From Monk's Heath traffic lights (junction of A34 and A537)
Follow A537 (signed Macclesfield) though bends on the flat then up a long hill
After 2 miles, look for buildings at top of hill (garage and "Blacksmith's Arms" pub right, garden centre left,). Carry on for 3/4 mile along Chelford Road. 
The front entrance of church is on the left by the 30 mph limit signs.

From the East

From the centre of Macclesfield, follow A537 Chester Road (signed Knutsford)
Look for the Shell petrol station on the right, then continue straight on at Broken Cross roundabout.
Carry on for 300 yards (the road is now named Chelford Road) then first right into Whirley Road
The church is on the left in 100 yards. This is the back entrance with a small car park.

2. Where can I park?

There is limited parking on the church premesis. On road parking is available on Chelford Road and Whirley Road

3. What should I wear?

Most of our regulars choose to dress casually, but please wear whatever you feel comfortable in!

4. Who should I find if I have any questions?

Stewards are available to provide any information you might need.

5. What about my children?

On Sunday mornings our children take part in the start of the service, then they leave us for their own activities in Sunday Club.

For further details follow this link: Sunday Club

The crèche and toddler room, is behind the front entrance hall and is available for use at anytime during the service as required. 

If your child would rather not go into the creche or Sunday Club they are very welcome to remain in the service where children's activity bags are available.

6. Where are the toilets?

You will find toilets down the corridor that runs through the centre of the church building near the back doors. There are men's, women's and disabled toilets with baby change facilities.

7. What can I expect to happen during the service itself?

Before the service starts either the piano or organ will be played or if the worship group is playing a few worship songs or hymns will be sung. Any new songs / hymns are usually taught at this time.
The words will be projected on to a large screen at the front of the church but if you would prefer to use a book please ask a steward who will provide the necessary book for the service. Large print format words are also available.
If you don’t know the songs, just relax and listen. 
Most people will stand during any singing, but equally, feel free to sit if you wish.

The service will be introduced by either a steward or the person leading the service who may also give any announcements for the coming week.
The children begin their time in Sunday Club and return to the service to share with us their activities at the end of the service. If your children would prefer to remain with you there is an activity area at the back of the church.
An optional free-will offering will be received at some point in the service. If you are visiting please do not feel obliged to give to this. After the offering has been received the stewards proceed from the back of the church and the congregation stands whilst a prayer is said.
Bible readings are  from the New International version a copy of which is available in the seat rack in front of you. If you wish to follow the reading in the Bible the page number will be displayed on the board to the right of the church and will also be announced.
Spoken prayers for congregational participation will be projected on the screen and will usually include the Lord's Prayer and the grace at the end of the service. 
The sermon is usually 15 to 20 minutes in length.

We assure you that you will not made to feel embarrassed, asked to speak, made to come forward, etc. At one point you may be invited to shake hands and introduce yourselves to some of the people around you, but you’ll find them all very friendly!

Sometimes you’ll find the format a little different. We usually have communion on one of the Sundays in the month but everything will be explained as the service proceeds.

We also have a cafe style of worship on the first Sunday of the month. This is a relaxed informal style of service for all ages where tea, coffe and squash (and cake) is availabel and usually last for 45 minutes. Please see the programme for details

8. How long will the service be?

Most of our services last about an hour

9. What happens after the service?

Please join us for free coffee, tea and biscuits straight after service in the Davis Hall, which is situated down the main corridor at the back of the building. Please stay for a while afterwards to give the leaders the chance to get around and meet you. After all, church is all about people and relationships, and we would like to get to know you!