How do I get to you?

Check out our ‘Come & Visit’ page for directions and a map. Our address is also there.


Where can I park?

We have a church car park which is accessible from Colbert Avenue, We appreciate that the lines marking the spaces are in need of repainting but we ask that you try to park within those lines so as many people as possible can also park. Alternatively there is car parking along the near-by streets, we ask that you take care not to block driveways. Lastly, there is ample car parking along the sea front.

Can I bring my baby into church?

Of course you can! There is an area at the side of the church with some toys and a soft mat for babies and toddlers to play on. Alternatively if you are concerned about your child crying or being too noisy we are able to play the service through to the lounge although obviously we would much rather you joined us in church!


What does the church believe?

The easiest way to answer this is to share with you the Creed that we say at during each service (words may differ depending on the type of service):

We believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.

If you have any questions about what this means please feel free to talk to anyone in the leadership team (it can be confusing!)


* here ‘catholic’ means universal - we are not part of the Roman Catholic church (we are Anglican - Church of England)

How do I become a Christian?

Of course you can and it is fantastic that you are wanting to know! It’s a good question so do not be embarrassed about asking it. It’s is very simple and yet can be very challenging to some people.


Being a Christian is about accepting that God has made you imperfectly perfect (confused?). This means that no one is perfect but because God made each and everyone of us we are perfect in his sight (how amazing!). We also need to accept that we have all done things wrong in our lives but that God forgives us - no matter what - as long as we promise to change and step away from those things that were wrong. God is a father to us, and just like any father, He does not want to see us hurting or damaging ourselves or others around us.


So, you can start by saying this prayer:

"Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I do not deserve eternal life. But, I believe You died and rose from the grave to make me a new creation and to prepare me to dwell in your presence forever. Jesus, come into my life, take control of my life, forgive my sins and save me. I am now placing my trust in You alone for my salvation and I accept your free gift of eternal life."


Fantastic! You’ve taken your first step in a wonderful new life. You may not feel like a new person but you are and you will see it one day!


Please talk to Simon or anyone else in the leadership or prayer ministry about your next steps! You could look at joining our Alpha courses.

Where do my children go on Sunday morning?

Usually children go straight through to Starblazers (4 yrs to early teens), a member of the welcoming team will direct you where to go. For family services or Celebration services the children join us in the church. See the Youth tab under Ministries for more information.


I want to know more, who can help?

Anyone in church can - and if they feel they can’t answer your question they can at least direct you to someone who can. When you arrive at our church for a service let the people who welcome you in know that you would like to speak to someone and they can arrange it for you. Or, if you can’t wait till then please feel free to pop us an email (you can find our contact details on the ‘Come & Visit’ page).

What else happens on Sundays?

Other than the 10.30am and 6.00pm services we have Young @ Heart once a month (check our events page for more information).

What are the worship services like?

We offer a few different styles of services - take a look at ‘Services’ page (under ‘Our Church) for descriptions on each type. We offer traditional and more modern styles of worship.

What do I wear?

Come feeling comfortable! If you feel you would like to wear a suit please feel free to or come in jeans and a t-shirt if you prefer. Church isn’t about what people wear it’s about you and God. Saying that, we do ask that the clothes are not too revealing.

What else happens during the week?

The short answer to this is: a lot!

We have groups for parents and babies/toddlers, groups for adults, café hub and much more. Check out our Centre pages for more information

Can I talk to the vicar?

Of course you can. Please feel free to chat to Simon after the service while you have a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit. Or, if Simon isn’t available, please feel free to talk to one of the other members of the leadership team (you can find out who they are on our ‘Teaching’ page under Ministries)

Where do I go?

We have many access routes into the building so we understand this can cause confusion. We no longer use the church doors (which are seen from the street) except on special occasions. Instead we use the main glass doors which are the street end of the car park. There may be occasion, especially if you are visiting the centre for a group during the week or a party, that you will access the building through the automatic glass doors at the far end of the building (towards the back of the car park).


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Your Visit

We are glad you are thinking about visiting us and we appreciate that you may have some questions. We have tried to answer some of these below:

How do I get to you?


Where can I park?


Where do I go?


Where do my children go on Sunday morning?


Can I bring my baby into church?


What are the worship services like?


What do I wear?


What else happens on Sundays?


What else happens on other days?


Can I talk to the vicar?


What does the church believe?


How do I become a Christian?


I want to know more, who can help?

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