FIRST TIME VISIT?
You'll find 'The House' a very hospitable church indeed - or at least we try to be :) If you need anything while you are visiting please ask anyone wearing a name tag. And please, please, please don't leave without filling out a guest card and collecting your 'GUEST PACK' The pack has quite a few things you'll like; a DVD, a very good and readable small book by Rick Warren titled 'What on Earth Am I Here For', our church brochure and other stuff you might find useful.
Could we also encourage you to wait behind after the service? That's so you can join everyone for after service refreshments in our CAFÉ 3:16 at the back of the church. We have a welcome table set up especially for our first time guests. It would also give you the opportunity to ask us any questions you want. God bless.
WHAT TO WEAR?
Anything you're comfortable in. Some dress up to the nines, others are more casual. It really doesn't matter. What does matter is you come expecting to hear God speak to you.
WHAT'S THE SERVICE LIKE?
It changes from week to week. Our worship music is more contemporary than traditional although there is the odd hymn or two. We would also often have video illustrations, drama sketches, mime and so on. Our service is just under two hours but never boring. And of course most of us may a beeline for Cafe 3:16 at the end of the service for some delicious snacks (its way more than tea and digestive biscuits!)
WHAT ARE THE PEOPLE LIKE?
Friendly, multicultural and fun loving. We are not a very big church but we did have about 15 nations represented at the last count.
HOW DO I GET TO CHURCH?
The nearest train station to us is Prince Regent Lane (DLR) and buses are 147 and 473. We are just next to Custom House Library which itself is next to the local park (coming in from the A13) Our street address is 260 Prince Regent Lane, Custom House, London E16 3JJ and we are right on the corner of Jersey Rd. Bing Maps here
WHEN DOES THE CHURCH SERVICE START?
Our main Sunday service starts at 11.00am in the morning and it is usually for two hours. We also have periodic Bible study for adults from 10am.
Several members of our church will describe the church as a family church and this is somewhat true. We do run several courses in church that enhance a godly family life. We have put a few below but there are more. Please do send us an email if you are interested. Not all the courses run all the time but Marriage courses usually run around March and Alpha and Christianity Explored run dependent on demand. Happy reading!
The Marriage Course
The Marriage Course is for any couple who wants to invest in their relationship, whether you have been together 1 or 61 years and whether you have a strong relationship or are struggling. You can find out more about the Marriage Course here >>
The Marriage Preparation Course
Most couples spend countless hours preparing for the wedding, but little, if any time preparing for married life. The Marriage Preparation Course can help you develop strong foundations for a lasting marriage. Find out more about the Marriage Preparation course here >>
The Art Of Marriage is a new one and a half day marriage event we are introducing in April 2012. If you are curious and want more information on the event please click here >> Of course we will be adapting a lot of things to fit into our own particular situation but the link gives you a good idea of what the event will look like. Interested? Send us an email so we can keep you in the picture. firstname.lastname@example.org
The church also runs 'Parenting Children' and Parenting Teenagers' courses any you'll find more information on our Discipleship and Life pages.