Visiting a church for the very first time or returning after an absence gives rise to many questions and can make anyone anxious and may even make you feel like staying at home rather than braving the uncertain.
But don’t do it!
We want you to experience inspiring music, helpful teaching and preaching, friendly people and a place where you feel welcome and “at home!” Here are some answers to a few of the most common questions.
What are your services like?
There are a variety of services throughout the parish and generally they fall into tree styles:
Family Friendly Prayer Book service
- Every Sunday @9am in Yass
- 4th Sunday @ 9am in Murrumbateman.
- 2nd Sunday @ 10am in Murrumbateman.
Traditional Payer Book (APBA) service
- 1st,3rd, 4th Sundays @ 9am in Murrumbateman
- Every Monday @ 10am in Yass.
Contemporary Praise & Worship service
- Sunday evenings @ 5.30pm in Yass. (this service is generally followed by a bring and share meal from 6.30pm)
Will I be struck by lightning?
Many people who are thinking of attending a church for the first time often believe that they can’t because they are not perfect or that they are just too “bad” for church or even its too late.
The truth is none of that is true from Gods point of view. In truth there’s about a 1 in 1.6 million chance of being struck by lightning, and going to church, even for the first time, doesn’t change the odds. Besides every Sunday about 1.59 million people we can say with absolute certainty you will be safer inside the church than outside when in a thunderstorm.
Do you have child minding facilities such as a Sunday school or a crèche?
Not at Present. During the morning services we have some activities specifically aimed at the children. There is a place they can sit together or with the parents, so they don’t have to leave church. We do have a monthly family service (2nd Sundays) at All Saints Murrumbateman that is definitely set up for the kids.
What should I wear?
There is no particular dress code for our members or our guests. In fact on most Sundays you will see a variety of styles of clothing. If you wear something clean and modest you won’t feel out of place.
Where do I sit?
You may sit wherever you wish. If you have any problems with finding a good seat, you can ask the two or three people located at the door where is a good place to sit. St Clements in Yass is large enough to accommodate prams, walkers and wheel chairs.