We know that stepping into a church for the first time can be difficult. What can I expect? And what will be expected of me? Below we aim to answer some of the nuts & bolts type questions you may want to ask before you come and check us out for yourself.
How to find Elmwood?
We are located on Eccles Old Road in Salford, directly opposite Salford Royal Hospital. Directions and further information.
When to come?
Elmwood services start at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm each Sunday and most people arrive about 10 to 15 minutes early. We hope you will experience a wonderful time of worship, learning and fellowship with us. You can expect uplifting worship, a relevant bible message and an informal style. Children and young people have their own groups starting part way through the service.
What to wear?
Just be yourself. People at Elmwood wear a real mix of styles – jeans, shorts, T-shirts, Sunday best, smart casual…etc. We don’t have a dress code, so please wear what you feel comfortable in.
What about my additional needs?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. If you have any questions or needs that aren’t covered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us or speak to someone at the Welcome Area by the black sofas when you arrive.
Parking: the car park accessed from Wilton Rd includes a number of disabled parking bays.
Wheelchair access: most areas of the church are accessible by wheelchair.
Toilets: our Accessible toilet is situated adjacent to the Ladies.
Loop System: the main auditorium has an infra-red loop system operated via a small relay necklace which can be collected from the sound desk or from a Steward.
Song words: large print song books are available from the Stewards at the auditorium entrance and contain many of the songs we use week to week.
What about the offering?
As our honoured guest we won’t be expecting you to give to Elmwood – even if your visit happens to coincide with the monthly offering – held at the services on the first Sunday of each month. The life and mission of Elmwood and of many other Christian organisations and individuals is financially supported by members who give regularly – usually by monthly standing orders or direct debits. If you would like to support the ministry then please feel free to do so – but don’t feel under any obligation!