At Excel Church we pride ourselves on making sure you feel really welcome and at home in our Services. We believe that Church should be enjoyed, not endured. So why not come down and check us out. We currently have 2 Physical Services (11am and 6pm) and an Online Service at 11am every Sunday. For up to date details about services, please click here. Scroll down to sign up for our New to Excel Zoom call and to find out what to expect at one of our Sunday services.
What can I expect?
We want you to have a great experience at church, so our welcome team will be ready to greet you when you arrive and direct you to a seat. You can sit pretty much anywhere you like, although if you have small children you may prefer to sit near the back so you can make a quick escape to the crèche if needed. Our service is pretty relaxed. We sing a few songs, (the words come up on our big screen) we take communion (bread and wine) during some services and someone will talk for about 30 minutes. Hopefully it will inspire you and be helpful to you. We usually finish with a song. Our morning service lasts for 1 ½ hours and our evening service about 1 ¼ hours.
HOW CAN I GET TO CHURCH?
We aim to make church accessible to as many as possible so if you have trouble getting to church, let us know and we may be able to help. The address is at the bottom of the page. We have a car park but it does usually fill up. Arrive nice and early to get a space or park nearby on the street (please be considerate to our neighbours when parking) We are within walking distance of the Metro trams (The Crescent stop) and Bilston bus station. Please contact us for more detailed directions.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Wear what you like! The dress code is casual, although you won’t look out of place if you wanted to wear a suit!
What about my children?
Children and young people are a high priority at Excel Church. That’s why we have a dedicated team of DBS checked staff and volunteers who will look after them and help them to get loads out of church. If your children are in school years reception to year 6, they will join our exciting KidShape team. They stay in for the first 30 minutes or so of our service and then leave the main meeting to receive their own great teaching and have stacks of fun together with our brilliant kids’ team. We hope to have our 11s-14s programme back soon, but for now they are staying in our service.
We have a crèche for pre-school where parents are welcome to take their children. The sound from the service is transmitted into the crèche and there is a window into the main church service so that you can still hear and see what is going on. This helps both you and others to enjoy the service without distractions.
What happens at the end?
Free refreshments (tea, coffee, squash, cakes and biscuits) are available after our 11am service and we encourage people to stay around for a chat as we believe that building community is an important part of church.
Can I come on my own and meet new people?
There are a variety of ways to meet new people at Excel Church. Right from the moment you walk in the door, a member of our team will welcome you and introduce you to someone whom you can sit with if you wish. The best way to make great friends is to stay behind at the end to chat to people, join a connect group (these are small groups that meet in people’s homes across the area) or start serving in one of our ministries. There are many opportunities for you to get involved. We also have lots of social events that you may be interested in depending on your interests and age.