New to the Parish?
Who are we?
You will see from our website that we are a vibrant, growing parish consisting of three churches and a wide range of different people, from all ages and different backgrounds. We would love to get to know you and, if you are interested, to welcome you to our church family.
Your first visit:
Choose which service sounds like it might suit you. Services. You will find greeters on the door at all of our churches who are there to introduce themselves and welcome you personally. They will show you to a seat and give you any information you might need about what to expect. Please just let them know you are new and they will be happy to help.
If you are driving then you'll be pleased to hear that there is plenty of free parking. At Church of the Good Shepherd, if the car park is full, you are welcome to use the cark park next door in Pyrford School on Sundays. For directions to reach us please see the Find Us page.
What to wear:
This is easy. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. There is no dress code and you will find a wide variety of styles among the congregations.
For those with disabilities:
We aim to be an all-inclusive church. Our premises are accessible for those with disabilities. At the Church of the Good Shepherd, we have reserved parking spaces near the entrance, a disabled toilet and a loop for the hearing impaired.
Taking the next step:
We know it can be daunting coming along to a new church but we try to make it as easy as possible to join in. Come along to a service and see whether we could be the church for you. If so, fill in a newcomers form and someone will be in touch with you shortly. We will offer to drop round with a welcome pack and give you a quick run through of the things which may interest you. We can introduce you to others whose family circumstances may be similar, so that you can know a friendly face right from the start. Alternatively, welcome packs are available at the Church of the Good Shepherd after the 10am service on Sundays, or look around the website which covers most information. If you would like a personal visit even before you attend, please fill in the form below and we will be in touch asap.