Forthcoming Services

Sunday 16th December 7:00pm – Carol Service

Tuesday 25th December 10:30am – Christmas Day

CD Ministry

This area of ministry aims to make our worship accessible to all.   Many members who are unable to attend church services can join our worshipping community through listening to our  ministry on CDs.  The morning services are recorded and are distributed by district elders on a regular basis. 

If you wish to receive CDs regularly or request a specific service recording please contact the office by sending an email to gportpc@googlemail.com or contact your District Elder. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Coming to church for the first time can seem a little daunting. Sometimes it’s the fear of not knowing what to expect that holds us back. Here’s a list of FAQs to help you.

What time should I arrive?

It is a good idea to arrive around 5 to 10 minutes before the advertised service start time. This will allow you to select where you are going to sit and relax before the service begins.

Is there easy access for visitors with mobility difficulties?

Yes, there is a ramp to access the church and space provided for a wheelchair.  If you have any questions with regard to facilities for people who need additional assistance please contact the office 028 9146 2552 or email gportpc@googlemail.com.

What do I expect during the service?

Shortly before the service starts the organist will play. The choir will arrive and finally the minister, who will then lead your service. During the service it is usual that you stand for the hymns, however if you are unable to do so that is okay too. A typical Sunday morning worship service consists of five hymns, a sermon, as well as prayers, announcements and the collection.  After the end of the service the minister will stand at the door, where you can chat with him as you leave.

What should I wear?

In the church you will see some people wearing casual clothing and others wearing more formal attire. Wear what you are comfortable wearing, you are not expected to wear a specific style of clothing.

Where should I sit?

There are no allocated seats in the church. Some people sit in the same area of Church week after week, however you can sit where you like.

Do I have to give money?

During the offering a plate will be passed along the pews. You do not have to put any money on the offering plate, just pass it along.  If you do contribute, your money is gratefully received, it will be used for the upkeep of the church and to help others.

What about communion?

We hold formal communion service five times a year, also there is communion offered at the Easter Sunday sunrise service. Everyone is invited to partake in this service, even if you have never taken communion before. During the service the bread and communion wine will be passed to you, you do not have to leave your seat.