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 at our Church building, at two times: 9:30am and 11:00am. (Pre-lockdown we met at 10:30 am at West End Primary).
There's plenty of parking on the streets around the building. Please do come early for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee before the meeting begins. 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. Babies and toddlers (0-4s) and children (5-11s) stay in for the first part of the meeting, and then have their own age specific Bible teaching time during the talk for adults. We think the Bible and fun go hand in hand, and want the children to love Sundays. Find out more here.
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.
- Sing to thank God and to encourage each other.
We do all this to bring honour to the Lord Jesus Christ.
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 if you can, please do stay around afterwards.