A very warm welcome

Welcome to St Patrick's. We're a friendly Anglican church in the centre of the community of South Wallington. At the heart of our church is the wonderful news that God loves us and has demonstrated that love in the most incredible way through Jesus' life, death and victory over death. That's why our worship of God is heartfelt and church life is geared around reaching out to more and more people with this news - and why we are a church which welcomes everyone.
If you have any questions or would like to chat to us you can see all of our contact details here.
Visitor information to help you get to know more about our church and how you can become involved.
Although we are a church that is active all through the week, Sundays are still our special day when we meet together.

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What’s On

Thu 12 Dec 2019 9:45am
When: every Thursday in termtime
Time: 9.45am to 11.00am 
Where: Lounge (off the church hall)

Thank God It's Thursday (TGI Thursday for short) is a group for mums meeting every week during term time - it's a chance for mums to have a bit of a break. TGI is a great opportunity to meet with others to have some time out from the busyness of every day life. There is a varied programme of activities each term including guest speakers, craft mornings, tasting and lots more. There is always time to relax and have a chat over a cup of tea or coffee.

There's a fully staffed creche - you can leave your children there, or join them in the creche for as much of the session as you want. 
Fri 13 Dec 2019 9:30am
Meets daytime during the week on a Friday morning, providing play and social activities for toddlers and their carers. Contact the church office for more information.
Sun 15 Dec 2019 8:00am
Time: 8am
Where: Church Building
Lasts: about 40 minutes

On the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month, the day starts with a quiet and short service tapping into our historical heritage using the traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer.
Sun 15 Dec 2019 9:45am
Time: 9.45am for breakfast
Where: church hall
Finishes: 11.45am

Frog starts about 9.45am for breakfast (ranging from croissants to sausages). At 10.30am we join the main morning service for about 15 minutes, then come back out to the hall for a fun and lively time looking at the Bible together.
Sun 15 Dec 2019 10:15am
Time: 10.15am onwards
Where: Creche room off the church hall
Finishes: collect your children after the service

Creche runs throughout every morning service (including family services) in the side-room off the church hall. It's staffed throughout, so you can leave your child with the creche team, or stay with them for a while if you prefer. There's an audio link to the church so you can still hear what's going on during the service.
Sun 15 Dec 2019 10:30am
Time: from 10.30am
Where: meet at the back of church, then in church office (47 Park Hill Road)
Finishes: 11.45am

Scramblers covers all our children from ages 3 to 5 - we meet at the back of church, after the first 15 minutes of the main service.
Sun 15 Dec 2019 10:30am
Time: from 10.30am
Where: meet at the back of church, then in across the road at the vicarage
Finishes: 11.45am

Junior Gospel Rock covers all our children from school years 1-3 - we meet at the back of church, after the first 15 minutes of the main service, then head across the road. Each week we look at a bit of the Bible together with a mixture of stories, games, songs, and activities.
Sun 15 Dec 2019 10:30am
Time: from 10.30am
Where: meet at the back of church, then in the 'Lounge' (found in the Church Hall)
Finishes: 11.45am

Junior Gospel Rock covers all our children from school years 1-3 - we meet at the back of church, after the first 15 minutes of the main service, then head over to the Hall. Each week we look at a bit of the Bible together with a mixture of stories and more grown up activities.
Sun 15 Dec 2019 10:30am
Time: 10.30am
Where: Church Building
Lasts: just over an hour (at most 1¼ hours)

Our main gathering on a Sunday is this lively and welcoming service, in which we sing songs and hymns, listen to what God is saying to us through the Bible, and pray. It's fine just to come along and see what goes on, or join in as you feel like it (if you've not been in church before and aren't sure what to expect, have a look at our new to church page).

On all but the first Sunday in the month adults and children alike start off together in church, but the children and young people (up to age 14) then go to their own groups after about 15 minutes. There's also a staffed creche running throughout the service, from about 10.15am, for under-3s. You can read more about our childrens' groups.

On the first Sunday each month we have our Family Service (which is a little shorter, about 45 minutes), celebrating the full diversity of our church community by children and adults worshipping together for the whole service. The music and teaching content is intended to be suitable for all, and we expect a bit of noise! The uniformed groups (Scouts, Guides, and so on) also join us for these family services.

On the second Sunday of each month, we also include a celebration of Holy Communion (sharing some bread and wine together as a reminder of Jesus' death), which adds about an extra ten minutes to the service.
Sun 15 Dec 2019 4:00pm
Our traditional Carol Service with a choir, followed by sweet and savoury festive nibbles served with tea, coffee and mulled wine.  The service is duplicated at 6.30pm
Sun 15 Dec 2019 4:00pm
Time: 4pm
Where: Church Building
Lasts: one hour

Our afternoon service is designed to be accessible to everyone, whatever their age, with a friendly and informal style.

An understandable format

We start at 4pm in the church building with all ages together for up to 30 min. (depending on the age of the children), and follow a straightforward service format with some songs, prayers, a Bible reading, and a very short teaching slot which all ages can listen to together. We're careful to make sure everyone can follow what's happening in the service, even if you're not a church regular.

Accessible Bible teaching

After about 35 minutes we break into smaller groups by age for about 20 minutes of Bible teaching, moving to different areas of the church or the Hall. The adults will hear a talk on the passage we've read earlier, and children and young people aged 2-14 years will move to other areas of the church to look at the Bible in a way that's appropriate and understandable for them.

At 5pm we come back to finish the service together, usually with a final song.

A welcoming community

Once the service has finished, a simple tea (usually sandwiches, drinks, and cakes) is served in the church for anyone who wants to stay around to eat or chat - there is no charge for the tea.

A great service for everyone

It's a great service to come to as a family! Most of the time is spent together, and if you are a parent, your children will only be a little way away during the talk.

You also might like to try out the 4pm service if you're interested in church but not sure what Christianity is all about. We'll keep things straightforward and explain why we do what we do. You can sit anywhere, wear anything, and you won't be asked to read or discuss anything - you don't even need to join in with the songs or spoken bits of the service if you don't want to. You're very welcome just to come along and listen. If you want to chat about anything you've heard during the service, you can always catch one of the leaders afterwards over a cup of tea and a sandwich.

And if you'd like to be part of a church but haven't been able to fit it in around the other commitments on your busy Sunday, perhaps 4pm is a time when you'll find you could come? It's a short service with a predictable format, always finishing at 5pm, so you can safely plan to be somewhere else before or afterwards.  
Sun 15 Dec 2019 4:00pm
Time: 4pm
Where: Church Building
Lasts: one hour

Our afternoon service is designed to be accessible to everyone, whatever their age, with a friendly and informal style. On the first Sunday of every month during our Afternoon Service we have Worship Club.

An understandable format

We start at 4pm in the church building with all ages together for up to 30 min. (depending on the age of the children), and follow a straightforward service format with some songs, prayers, a Bible reading, and a very short teaching slot which all ages can listen to together. We're careful to make sure everyone can follow what's happening in the service, even if you're not a church regular.

Accessible Bible teaching

After about 35 minutes we break into smaller groups by age for about 20 minutes of Bible teaching, moving to different areas of the church or the Hall. The adults will hear a talk on the passage we've read earlier, and children and young people aged 2-14 years will move to other areas of the church to look at the Bible in a way that's appropriate and understandable for them.

At 5pm we come back to finish the service together, usually with a final song.

A welcoming community

Once the service has finished, a simple tea (usually sandwiches, drinks, and cakes) is served in the church for anyone who wants to stay around to eat or chat - there is no charge for the tea.

A great service for everyone

It's a great service to come to as a family! Most of the time is spent together, and if you are a parent, your children will only be a little way away during the talk.

You also might like to try out the 4pm service if you're interested in church but not sure what Christianity is all about. We'll keep things straightforward and explain why we do what we do. You can sit anywhere, wear anything, and you won't be asked to read or discuss anything - you don't even need to join in with the songs or spoken bits of the service if you don't want to. You're very welcome just to come along and listen. If you want to chat about anything you've heard during the service, you can always catch one of the leaders afterwards over a cup of tea and a sandwich.

And if you'd like to be part of a church but haven't been able to fit it in around the other commitments on your busy Sunday, perhaps 4pm is a time when you'll find you could come? It's a short service with a predictable format, always finishing at 5pm, so you can safely plan to be somewhere else before or afterwards.  
 
Sun 15 Dec 2019 4:00pm
During the Afternoon Service our 11 - 14s group 'Frog' meet for a short Bible study and discussion usually based on the same passage being looked at in the service. At the end, if there is time we play a game together. 
Sun 15 Dec 2019 6:30pm
Our traditional Carol Service with a choir, followed by sweet and savoury festive nibbles served with tea, coffee and mulled wine.  A duplicate of the 4.00pm service.
Sun 15 Dec 2019 7:30pm
4:Twelve (age 14-18)
Time: 7.30pm every Sunday
Where: Lounge (off the church hall)
Finishes: 9.00pm

4Twelve meets at 7.30pm every Sunday in term time. (This is immediately after Lifetime, which is the most popular church service among our young people). We spend 90 minutes hanging out, playing group games, eating whatever snacks are around and learning more about what it means to be a Christian. Anyone in school years 10-13 is welcome to attend any of our meetings.
Tue 17 Dec 2019 11:45am
Lunch Club Christmas Service
Tue 17 Dec 2019 12:30pm
When: every Tuesday 
Time: 12.30pm to 2pm 
Where: church hall 
Cost: £4

Every Tuesday we have a Lunch Club that gathers to share a meal together. The meal consists of 2 courses followed by tea or coffee afterwards. This is a fantastic community made up of primarily elderly people who enjoy a time of fellowship and food together. Once a month we have a service directly before lunch club during which there is opportunity to sing hymns, pray and listen to a short talk.  
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