What to Expect

What to Expect

We continue to run our online services on Sunday mornings, have an Alpha Online and our pastoral support team are in contact with all partners. We have taken our first steps to having people in the building by opening two small Connect groups on a Wednesday evening and Thursday morning (no more than 15 people in each group). Read more about the Gatehouse’s latest COVID update.

If you’re new to Blackpool or surrounding area or just here for a weekend or holiday and are looking for a community to connect with, you are welcome to contact us. At the moment we have an online service on Sundays starting at 10.30am. When we are fully back on Sunday mornings in the hall our services include separate youth and kids programmes.

We are a mixed bunch of people who get together to learn more about our faith and encourage one another as well as reaching out into the community.

WHAT’S ON AT YOUR CHURCH?

At the moment we have a Sunday morning online service and meet up on a Sunday afternoon to watch the online service for those who don’t have online facilities. We also have a Connect group meeting on Wednesday evenings in the Gatehouse hall.

We have hosted various scheduled activities including Sunday evening Film Nights, Praise Evenings, Leadership Training and visiting speakers. Our social events, at different times during the year, are aimed for all from age 2 upwards! Youth Connect used to meet during term times (ages 11-17) but there are no meetups at the moment.

Look out for announcements on our social pages or visit our Events web page.

WHERE ARE YOU SITUATED?

We are situated on Waterloo Road in the South Shore part of Blackpool just about 10 minutes’ walk from the seafront. The Gatehouse Church and Community Centre are on the junction of Waterloo Road and St. Anne’s Road, directly across the road from the Waterloo Hotel.
Sat Nav – Waterloo Road, FY4 3AD
By Bus – The No. 7, 15, 16 + 22 buses stop right outside The Gatehouse. Ask for Waterloo Hotel.
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WHAT ARE OUR SERVICES LIKE?

Our services are informal and we welcome everyone to join with us. At the moment we are meeting online. We are also pioneering a small group to be run under a Covid-safe environment as much as we can make it, starting on Sunday afternoon, 2nd August. This is open to those who are finding isolation particularly difficult, to start meeting at church on Sunday afternoons to watch the online service together.

HOW LONG ARE THEY?

Our Sunday afternoon meeting at church is about an hour and half.

WHAT IS YOUR STYLE OF WORSHIP?

Informal style, whatever you feel is comfortable. You can stand or sit, raise your hands or not.

WHAT IS TYPICAL ATTIRE?

Dress is casual – so don’t feel you need to dress up. We are following the guidelines for wearing of masks or face coverings during our meetups.

IS CHILD CARE AVAILABLE?

We don’t have any child care facilities but include a Children’s ministry when the church starts meeting full-time again. Connect with us online to get updates.