Who are we?
Craighalbert Church consists of a wide range of different people, from all ages and different backgrounds. Whoever you are you are assured a very warm welcome at Craighalbert.
When to arrive:
If it's your first visit then it's probably best to turn up around 10.45am. If you are driving then you'll be pleased to hear that there is plenty of free parking. We have the use of the Spina Bifda Carpark across the road for overflow. For directions to reach us please see the Find Us page. You'll be greeted on the door by our welcome team who will give you some information about the church and notices of forthcoming events.
What to wear:
This is easy. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. We are an informal church and accept people as they are. There is no need to dress up to try and be someone that you're not
What we believe:
We are a Christian church and believe that all can have relationship with God. We believe this relationship with God is possible because of Jesus (God's only son) who invites us to follow him. We have friendly relationships with other local churches from both traditional and modern backgrounds. If you are interested in exploring the Christian faith then please come along on a Sunday or contact the office to ask for more information.
Is it just Sundays?
Absolutely not! God is with us all week long and we aim to lead lives pleasing to him. We're not perfect and we do make mistakes, but we desire to make a positive difference in everything we do. To encourage us further we have midweek prayer & bible study. If you are just looking into Christianity you are welcome to come along.
We have disabled access and a lift to allow access to the upper level where our main services are held. We also have suitable toilet facilities too. We are currently installing an Induction Loop system in our main hall to cater for those hard of hearing.
What to expect:
For some people going anywhere for the first time can be a bit of a nerve-racking experience. To help avoid any worries here's a quick summary of what you can expect at Craighalbert.
First of all we aren't super-spiritual beings, we all had a 'first day' at church, you'll find we are a friendly bunch, if you don't understand something please simply ask.
We start our meeting at 11.15am with a few minutes of notices keeping us informed of diary dates etc, then we spend about 35 minutes worshipping. Our worship time consists of modern songs (with guitars, keyboards and drums), Everyone participates in the worship but at 11.40am the kids and youth go to their own groups, we also run a crèche for the little ones. We then have a talk from the bible that is relevant and meaningful to our lives. We finish our meeting around 12.30pm.
Our aim is that whether you are just looking into Christianity for the first time or have been a Christian for many years that you should be encouraged and inspired by the morning. We hope that everyone will draw closer to God.
Pollock Hall in Condorrat was the venue for the first Worship service of our new Church which at that time was called Eastfield Evangelical Church. Attendance at that first service was 35 and this has grown steadily over the following year until we moved to Eastfield Primary School and from this base we were able to take our first steps to planning for a permanent home.
Several sites were considered but eventually Planning Permission was approved for our current site at Craighalbert Way. A Church vision which had taken seven years to bear fruit was now complete and our new building was dedicated on 5th October 1997. Standing on a 1.83 acre site Craighalbert Church has a main Hall which can seat 400 people and can be used as a games hall for sports and recreation. A ground floor lounge area with a dedicated kitchen is perfect for smaller meetings and caters for everything from Parent and Toddlers play facilities to offering scope to serve a three course meal to around 100 people.
Dedicated office accommodation, crèche facilities and storage facilities are also on the ground floor as well as a lift for disabled access to the upper floor.
The upper floor provides the main sanctuary with comfortable seating for around 200 with dedicated audio-visual equipment for use in services, presentations and musical events.