We’re so pleased you’re thinking about exploring life, meaning and faith with us. Maybe you’ve never been to church or aren’t clear on what authentic Christianity is all about. Maybe you’re asking what Christians believe and why, or maybe you’ve attended church for a while but, to be honest, have never felt it ‘clicked’. Whatever stage you’re at, if you’re thinking about faith there’s a way for you to explore.
The best way to find out about church is to experience it for yourself. We meet every Sunday at 10.30am at Queen Mary’s Hall, Queen Mary’s College (RG21 3HF).
You don’t have to be Christian, or even pretend to be, to come along - you can join us, just as you are. You won’t be alone, it’s rare that we don’t have people exploring faith in the room. You can find out more about what to expect on your first visit here. If there’s anything we haven’t covered then you can message us at .
Every Sunday we run children’s activities where the smaller members of the Gateway family get to dance around, worship and learn the truth of how much Jesus loves them - and the exciting adventure he has for them - through dynamic and engaging stories. There’s usually an awesome craft in there somewhere too. Our children’s work is split into two age group Little Stars (age 3 to year 'R') and big noise (school years 1-6). Sign-up happens before the service and a clear sign goes up mid way through the worship children know when their meeting is starting. Every member of our awesome kids team has a DBS check.
As well as activities for children we have a rolling programme for our youth group (Encounter) to provide a place for them to learn about Jesus as well as building friendships with each other.
Explore life. Explore meaning. Explore faith.
This 9 week course exists to help people with questions or objections, seekers and sceptics explore the heart of Christianity. Over a series or Tuedsay or Wednesday evenings.
Alpha is for anyone…whether you’re new to church, have burning questions or just want to come and listen.
Alpha is for you… so you get to be honest; no questions are “out-of-bounds” and people are free to take part as little or as much as they like.
Alpha is free… Everything on alpha from the coffees to the course books is totally free so there’s no need to bring anything. If you aren’t sure whether the course is for you then you’re welcome to drop in for the first session and see what you think. No pressure.
Finding a community to get involved with and build relations with people can be the best way of working through your questions and seeing if Christianity really makes a difference to people. We run a number of midweek groups - which we call Life Groups - with the aim of helping people Connect. To find out more click here.
Maybe we’ve tackled some of your specific questions before. You can find a selection of our previous talks designed to help you explore here and a series of talks designed to engage with big objections here.