028 2564 4834 office@highkirk.org.uk


Here are the answers to some questions that you might find useful

1. Do I have to get dressed up?

No, just wear what makes you comfortable. Our main concern is that you come prepared to worship God and allow Him to speak to you through His Word. It isn’t unusual to see someone in shorts, even in the winter.

2. Do I need to bring a bible?

A bible, whether it is paper form or a bible app, is always helpful when we come to worship. However, if you don’t have your own, there are bibles available in the pews.

3. Do I need to know the songs?

All the words will be on the screen and our worship team leads us in the singing. It doesn’t take too long to pick up the tune. Don’t worry if you are not able to sing it right away or perhaps don’t feel like singing. It’s always encouraging to be in the presence of others singing.

4. What if I have a visual impairment and can’t read the worship words on the screen?

We have large print copies of the worship song words available for visually impaired, which can be obtained at the welcome desk as you come in.

5. What happens if my baby makes a noise?

We are a church family in the real sense. We love to see babies and children at church with all the excitement and noise that comes with that. We have allocated pews for young parents and babies at the back with room for prams and we have also a creche room available.

6. What is there available for Youth and Children on a Sunday?

Click here to find out what is available for our young people throughout the course of a Sunday including during the church services themselves.

7. If I’m running a bit late, can I still come into the church?

Of course, we are simply happy to see you there. It is always better to get to worship in good time to have a time to settle from the hustle and bustle. However, if you are running late, there will be a welcome team at the entrances and ushers in the worship sanctuary to show you to a seat.

8. Can I sit anywhere in the church?

Yes, of course. An usher will always be on hand to help you find the seat that meets your needs. If you would want a seat towards the back we would recommend you come earlier as thy tend to fill up first. No matter though, wherever you sit you will be made welcome and we are glad to see you.

9. Can I get into the church if I use a wheelchair?

Yes, the church is easily accessed via both entrance doors. We also have a lift to access the upstairs rooms.

10. Can I be prayed for?

Yes, we have a dedicated and a special time after the services for prayer ministry when you can be prayed for.

11. Is there a car park?

Yes, we have car park with attendants as you come into and around the carpark who can help guide you to a space and point you to the church entrance. They could be the first face to greet you, so if you have any questions about where to go please feel free to ask them for help.

12. Is there time for chat and conversation?

Between our two morning services we serve tea and coffee for everyone along with a biscuit or two in the foyer. We encourage time together for a chat and to connect. It can be a time to talk over the service, catch up with new friends or simply meet some new ones.

13. How long does a typical Sunday service last?

Usually 1 hour, however it can sometimes run on a bit longer. If you need to, you can leave early or simply pop out for a minute or two, or if you are running late, please do come on in and don’t miss out on being together with others, in our Sunday worship.



65-71 Thomas Street
BT43 6AZ

Get in touch:

Call us: (028) 2564 4834
Email us: office@highkirk.org.uk

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