I'm new here

I’m only in Solihull for a short time – is it still ok to come?   Absolutely! We would love to welcome you for however long you are in Solihull.

I’m from another denomination – am I still welcome?  Of course you are!  St Alphege, St Helen’s and St Michael’s are part of the Church of England, so if you are from a different denomination you may find some of our traditions and practices different from what you are used to.  If this is the case, please do ask us to explain them so we can help to you feel at home.

Do I need to be a Christian to go to Church?  No!  Everyone is welcome in our churches regardless of whether you would call yourself a Christian or what you believe.  You will find a warm welcome and a place where you can explore the Christian faith at a pace that suits you.

Will you try to convert me?  We are very aware that each person has a different journey to walk when it comes to faith. If you’d like to know more about Christianity, we’d only be too happy to talk with you. We also run a “Just Explore” Course which is a very easy way to explore the Christian Faith and what it could mean for you. 

Will I find friends here?  Our churches seek to be friendly, loving communities and our hope is that you will quickly find your place within our church families, whatever your personal circumstances. Do let one of the welcome team know if you are new and they will try and link you with someone that you may find common ground with. We also have a number of small groups that are an easy way to meet people in a more intimate environment.

I’m interested in music – is there anything for me at St Alphege, St Helen’s and St Michael’s?  St Alphege has a wonderful musical heritage, with choirs of an excellent standard who accompany our Sunday worship. We also have music bands at all the churches. We love to encourage the music in our churches. If you would like to join one of our choirs and/or music groups, please do