We love to welcome people on Sundays, whatever stage their thinking is at: people with nagging questions about the meaning of life; people wondering about whether there's a God and if so what He's like; people wondering about what Christianity is really all about; people who've never looked into the Bible's claims as an adult; and people who don't think of themselves as 'churchy.' We would love to see you and we think you'd be pleasantly surprised by what you find.
Currently we are meeting Westgate Primary School, LA4 4XF at 10:30am. Please bring a mask. We have a risk assessment that you can read here.
There is limited parking on nearby streets so do arrive in good time.
And in case you're wondering, we're very relaxed at Church by the Bay - there's no dress code!
We love to welcome families to our church. We consider our children as very much part of the church family. At the moment children stay with their parents/carers. We have a children's talk in the middle of the service, and quiz sheets and colouring for the children to help them listen to the Bible talk. Also during the Bible talk there are items to spot!
What happens at a Church by the Bay meeting
We don't do anything complicated or mystical. We try and explain what we are doing. On every Sunday we:
- Read the Bible.
- Listen to a talk on the Bible (sometimes called a sermon).
- Pray to God to say sorry for not living his way, to thank him for all He's done, and to ask for His help.
- Listen to singing to thank God and to encourage each other.
- Share bread and wine as Jesus commanded the Church. All Christians are welcome to share this with us, If you're not a Christian please feel free to simply watch and listen.
We do all this to bring honour to the Lord Jesus Christ.
In normal times - which we are looking forward to! - the meeting doesn't stop after the last hymn. We carry on meeting together over refreshments, to get to know each other better and chat about the Bible talk we've just heard. We'd love to have the opportunity to get to know you better, so when we can, please do stay around afterwards.