We understand that coming along to a new place for the first time can be a daunting prospect. If you are new to church or thinking about joining us on a Sunday you would be most welcome. We hope that this page will help to answer your questions and provide you with the information you need to help you as you begin your journey with us.
Where is the church?
We currently meet at 56-58 Knightsbridge Park, Belfast BT9 5EH (Belfast YMCA)
What time does it start?
Tea, coffee and refreshments are available from 10:45am until our service begins at 11am. This is a time to relax, find your bearings and connect, we would love you to join us.
What should I wear?
Come as you are! Most people come along in casual dress, for example jeans and t-shirt. However, if you would like to dress more formally, please feel free.
Where can I park?
There is free parking on-site. There is parking available inside the front entrance with a further carpark closer to our church doors for disabled or family parking.
Can I get the bus?
The 8D bus from the City Centre brings you to Stranmillis. Our nearest bus stop is at Sharman Road. If you jump off at this stop, walk onto Richmond Park and go past Stranmillis Primary School on the left you will see our entrance after about a 5 minute walk.
What should I expect?
When you arrive you will be greeted by a member of our team who will be wearing a blue t-shirt. You can grab a drink, find a seat and a countdown will appear on the screens to let you know when the service is ready to begin.
Our morning service will begin with a short welcome and church news, which may include stories, information and upcoming events. We then have a time of celebration and sung worship. This normally lasts 15 minutes and will be directed from the front by our service leader and band. All the words are on the screens so if you want to, you can sing along. We encourage you to relax and engage at your own pace, even if that means not singing at all. During this time our kids will go to kids church, our team should have already greeted you when you arrived and registered your child.
If you have children aged 0-14 we have two stimulating and relevant environments.
Kids Church: Ages 0-10
Children aged 0-10 go to kids church during our time of worship, so this will give you plenty of time to register your kids and get them settled with our trained and awesome volunteers. They will play, do arts and craft, sing songs, learn bible stories and be cared for by our wonderful team and you can collect them after the service ends.
Youth Church: Aged 10-14 (P6-Yr10s)
Youth church is a fun and vibrant gathering where youth eat breakfast, worship God and explore bible teaching, that happens before the Sunday service on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 10:15-10:55. It's purpose is to help each young person thrive in their discipleship journey. Outside of Sundays the team plan to do social outings on Friday or Saturday evenings every 6 weeks or so to build friendship and community with our youth.
Check out a song we have just released as a church called ‘What Only You Can Do’...
You can view the song story for ‘What Only you Can Do’ with our Worship Pastor Ryan and Site Pastor Laura here...
You may find it useful to be greeted by one of our Welcome Team when you arrive who will greet you at the front door and show you to a seat. If you would like to fill in the form below to request this service.