Here at the Gatehouse Church we usually have a number of ministries and ministry support teams all run by volunteers who want to serve God and the local church in their respective capacities.

We always welcome new volunteers for our ministry support teams so please speak to a Steward at church or one of our leaders.

Children & Youth Ministry

Kay Walker : Families & Community Worker Matt Jackson : Part-time Youth Worker Peter Walker, Isaac Rowley & Liz Batton : Volunteers We have three different groups for children and teenagers to enjoy. Creche for ages 2-4/5, Sunday School for ages 4/5-11 and Youth for year 6-13. News


During non-COVID times here at the Gatehouse we have a Visiting Team headed up by Kay Walker. To ensure people in hospital are visited as least once a week and to help everyone feel connected and valued and ensure everyone is cared for. If you’re someone who can listen and pray, cares for people and are comfortable making conversation, are of any age and background, do contact us if you would like to join the team. Did you know If…

Worship team

The Worship Team is led by Julie Green. Our mission is to Work as a team united together in worshipping God. Help lead all of us into the presence of God to lavish our love on Him and see Him transform our lives and communities. That we will be His people in the right place at the right time and see Him working in and through our lives.


The Finance Team here at the Gatehouse Church is led by Liz Hall. We are looking for volunteers who will help after each service to count the collection. Please contact Liz Hall if you’re willing to help or would like more information. Finance report A full Financial report is available from the Vision 2020 Report handed out at the last Vision/Partnership Evening held on 18th February 2020. You can get a copy here. The Minutes of the Meeting can be…

Welcome team

The Welcome team has a band of helpful volunteers who are always ready to lay out the welcome mat and assist visitors at our church meetings. If you would like to be part of this vital ministry please speak to a steward at church.

Tech Team

The Tech Team are responsible for four aspects of church life. These are the sound desk, livestreaming of the service, the church website and social media. We are blessed to have some outstanding people in the team. Not only are they conscientious and hardworking but they are all supremely talented in their various fields. Of course, a host of other people help in many other ways and we are very thankful to all. Live streaming, Sound & vision The sound…

Prayer Ministry

Friday Prayer On Friday mornings a small group of dedicated prayer warriors come together to pray for any needs the Holy Spirit lays on our hearts. We pray in the downstairs prayer/counselling/ministry lounge in the church. Anyone from the Gatehouse Church who feels led can join us. Leader: Betty Malpas. Read about Church In the Cafe on Waterloo Road

Connect Groups

Connect Groups are small groups that usually meet online during COVID restrictions or in the Gatehouse church at other times. The aim is for people to connect with each other and with God and to grow as disciples. When we meet up there is generally laughter, discussion, learning, prayer and worship. Connect Groups are a core part of what we would like to be as a church. We also have Prayer Bubbles for members of the Connect groups. Read more about the…


In April 2019, as part of our outreach programme, the Gatehouse church opened our doors on Tuesday mornings to invite passers by for a brew and chat. We have a number of enthusiastic volunteers and anyone is welcome to drop in for a coffee or tea and a chat and… possibly, a biscuit or two!

Global Missions

The Gatehouse regularly supports various missionaries who are part of the Elim Missions work. Read more about them below.

Cleaning, Ground & Church Maintenance

Keeping God’s house clean, welcoming and comfortable Church cleaning: Led by volunteer Betty Malpas who co-ordinates the cleaning of the church, restrooms and kitchen. Ground & church maintenance is led by Keith. Keith sees to all aspects of setting up the church for meetings and looking after the grounds outside the church. We are always looking for volunteers to help keep the church clean and welcoming. Please contact Betty if you would like more information.

Community Art Classes

The aim of the monthly Art Class is to be open to the community for all ages. We are a friendly group and enjoy painting, drawing and talking.