Questions You May Have
What time does the service start?
The Sunday services start at 10:30am every Sunday. However, we love to come a bit earlier and hang out with one another over free tea/coffee in the Cedar Tree. We also have the chance to hang around after the meeting (which usually ends between 12:00 and 12:30) to meet new people and chat with friends over drinks.
Do I need to bring a Bible?
No! If you have a Bible then you will find it useful to bring, but if you don’t have a one then we have some you can borrow. If you’re more of a digital person then you can access the Bible from your phone or tablet too.
Will people talk to me?
HCC is a church of about 100 to 130 people and growing. We have a team of welcomers to help you to get to grips with the layout of the building and what happens when and where, and offer advice where needed. As well as that we delight in hearing people say time and time again what a welcoming, family, friendly church HCC is and trust that many people will say “Hi” and that friendships will grow.
Do I have to sing the worship songs?
We have a modern style of worship with a live band and a range of worship songs and style. Generally people stand to worship, some lift their hands, some clap along… but equally others may sit and contemplate, others may pray. Our aim is that you encounter God in whatever way helps you to do that.
What kind of people attend?
We have people aged from 0 through to their 90’s, from affluent backgrounds to those with very little. We have people with qualifications and those with none, we have single people, married people, widowed and divorced people coming along. We have people who were brought up going to church and people who have never been to a church before. We have people from several nations form across the globe. What we are not is ‘perfect’ but we are loving, open to everyone, genuine and a family. Come and be a part of that family!
How long is the talk?
We have some interesting speakers, sometimes from visiting churches, with engaging, real, biblical and accessible topics. Generally a talk lasts from 30-45 minutes and the talks are also available to listen to on this site.
Do you have WiFi?
We do! It is free and accessible throughout most of the church. The password is available via the Cedar Tree café. Alternatively please ask a steward and they will pass it on to you.
Do you have decaffeinated coffee?
Where can I park?
Parking can often be a challenge in Hexham, especially on a Sunday on Beaumont Street. While parking is free on a Sunday on Beaumont Street, there may be limited spaces available. Please note that you may need to allow extra time to find parking.
The Wentworth car park is free on Sundays – no more than a 10-minute walk up to the church.