Your First Visit.

Is it for me?

You’re welcome no matter what walk of life you come from. You’re welcome if you’re sceptical. You’re welcoming if you’re seeking.  

We care who you are, not what you wear. We care about your questions, not about your bank balance, who you vote or your criminal record.

You’re welcome whoever you are.

What time does the meeting start and finish?

Our meeting starts at 10.30am and finishes at 12.00. There's people around from 10.00 if you want a coffee before the meeting. We also hang around and catch-up until 1.00pm, so don’t rush off... get to know us!

Where do I park?

There’s two good sized carparks on the QMC campus. The closest to Queen Mary’s Hall is the gym carpark, but even the 'far' carpark outside Central Studio is about a minute at a leisurely walk. Both the carpark are free. 

What to expect. 

We start with a time of sung worship for about 35 minutes followed by a short welcome and some information about upcoming events. There’s usually a short talk that makes the authentic message of Jesus relevant and practical to life today. If you want a flavour of some of our talks then please click here. After the meeting there's always a space for people  to be prayed for or to talk things out if they prefer. 

Our Sunday services usually last about an hour and a half. We like to keep things simple and informal, so there’s no need to come suited up - just wear what makes you feel most comfortable. 

What do you mean sung worship? 

Sunday represents a unique opportunity for us to gather to give thanks to God for who He is and all the undeserved kindness he’s shown in our lives. Part of that is singing. Don't get us wrong... Worship is more than music. It’s the act of freely giving our thanks and recognising God in all that we do. Because of that most of our worship doesn't happen on a Sunday.

You're free to sit at the front, sit at the back, go for the big notes or sit and read the words. Whatever helps you feel comfortable. 

How will I know where to go?

If you’re new to Gateway, looking to find out more about Life Groups, events, training tracks or serving on a team then we have a Welcome Team to help point you in the right direction (look for the teal t-shirts). Make sure you pick up a welcome pack on the door, in it there’s a magazine with everything you'll need to know. If you’ve still got questions the team or magazine can’t answer we’d love to hear from you. You can message us at

What is there for children?

Young children and youth are an essential part of the Gateway family. It’s why we have brilliant teams to lead dedicated activities to help them explore and grow for themselves in a fun, engaging and age appropriate way.  We’re passionate about all the children and young people that God brings our way. Gateway kids is a fun and exiting place for young people  to learn about Jesus and grow in their relationship with Him.

New children are always welcome and parents are welcome to sit in with them to help them settle. 

How do children sign in?

Children can be signed into their group when you arrive (look for the 'Kids' sign and the bright orange t-shirts). A notice pops up on the main screen part way through the worship to tell you when is the right time to for them to go out. At the end of the meeting parents go to the kids work to pick up their children. 

As well as a Sunday, we have a few different events throughout the week for parents with toddlers as well as a life-group aimed at those with children aged in school years 1-6 called ‘Big Noise Outdoors’.

What about safeguarding?

We’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. If you’d like a copy of our policy please just ask. 

What about Youth?

Gateway wants to inspire the next generation to love God, love others and change the world for the better. We run “Encounter” on a Sunday morning as well as an Encounter life group on Thursday night for anyone in school years 7 to 11. For more information contact