regeneration is for everyone. We are a group of your average, everyday people with a rich blend of ages, cultures and backgrounds. We’re as much for people who don’t know Jesus as we are for those that do.
Not at all. Come and see what it’s all about.
About 90 minutes. Our Half Five service runs from 5.30–7PM. Sometimes they overrun as the Holy Spirit has been moving and we didn’t want to interfere with that. If you’re new to regeneration, we have a Welcome Lounge open from 5–5.25PM, so feel free to come early to have some free refreshment and so we can get to know you better.
A typical talk will be around 30 minutes.
Pretty much, as long as you are decent, anything goes.
We don’t have a seating plan at all. We do encourage people to sit as close to the front as possible, and in the middle block — it’s easier for people coming late to find a seat if everyone is sitting towards the front and to the middle of the rows.
If you’re visiting — even if you’re from another church — there is absolutely no obligation to give. If you consider yourself to be a member of regeneration, we encourage you to give as the Bible tells us, generously and cheerfully, with 10% of what you earn being a benchmark.
Giving is treated as a private and personal matter; no one from regeneration is going to be keeping a record of what you give individually, except for purposes of Gift Aid should you wish to give in that way.
Just as we encourage people at regeneration to give 10% of what they earn, we also give out at least 10% of what we bring in, going towards supporting charities and community projects, all of which do not directly benefit us. Charities we have supported in the past include International Justice Mission, Open Doors, The Bible Society and Compassion UK.
The rest of what we have goes towards supporting our big vision of seeing our community come to know Jesus and bringing lasting, life-transforming change through Him.
No. During some of the more energetic songs we play, you might see a few people dancing and clapping, but that doesn’t mean we expect you to.
As for singing, there will be time spent doing this as a church in two sets of worship. You don’t have to sing the songs — you could just read the words or watch the musicians. We encourage people to stand if they are able, but this is optional.
Little regen runs at our Half Five service and is Children's Church. It's not about babysitting — although our trained team will always make sure your children and the environment are safe — but encouraging children to come to know God, regardless of their age. This is done through things such as songs and crafts.
Safeguarding rules mean children under the age of 1 need one-to-one care. Unfortunately our team is not large enough to properly care for children of this age. However, you're welcome to sit with your newborn in the service and we'll try and make things as comfortable as possible for you.
It’s fine if you need to leave at any time and for any reason. Our doors stay unlocked — and fully open during warm weather — throughout the service.
We do not have formal membership but rather believe that membership is a state of the heart. We believe that a commitment to follow Jesus, regular attendance on a Sunday and at Charcoal, financial giving and a willingness to serve are the best indicators of a person's membership at regen.
Physically Impaired. Almost all of the church is on a ground floor, and that which isn’t is accessible by a ramp.
Audibly Impaired. Naturally, we have a loop system available. However, our service isn’t currently signed as we don’t currently have a need for that yet.
Visually Impaired. All of our lyrics and Bible references are projected on a screen. If you would like them printed out, and at a large size, please let someone on our team know and we will do our best to assist you. Our lighting displays are rarely energetic and we haven’t had any problems to date with people who suffer from epilepsy due to our lighting.
Come and say hello.