Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Getting married @ HIBC
A: If you are interested in getting married at HIBC then your first point of contact should be with the minister. You do not need to be a Church Member but we expect at least one of the partners to have a belief in God and that you will attend some of the services before your marriage.
Q: Baby Dedications
A: We do not baptise infants, we baptise believers and clearly a baby can't make an informed decision about this. Parents may however bring their children to the Church to dedicate them to God and to give thanks for them. The service is similar to an infant baptism without the water. If you are interested in this please contact the minister.
A: Our minister perform funerals for a variety of people who have passed away, not just those who have a Church connection. If you want to discuss this then please talk to the minister.
A: The church has a small hall and facilities which can be hired out when they are not being used by the Church, provided that the purpose is not in conflict with the Church's mission and ethos. For all room booking enquiries, please contact Vicky Evans from St Andrew's Church with your request.
Q: What do I wear?
A: There is no need to dress up - wear what you feel comfortable in. You will find some people in suits and other in jeans and T-shirts. People wear what they feel helps them to worship the God.
Q: How do I start to meet some people and get involved?
A: After the morning service we have Tea and Coffee and biscuits and people chat to one another. Do introduce yourself to people. The best way to get to know people is to join one of the various groups we have. Have a look on this site for information about groups.
Q: How much does it cost to go there?
A: Nothing to attend - Sunday services are free! Clearly it costs to employ ministers and to run a building so this is why we ask for donations during the service (which we call an offering) but don't worry about it - particularly on your first visit.
Q: What does a typical service look like?
A: The morning services are lively services and also we have Children and Youth Church for the children and young people to which they go after about 10 minutes.
The evening service (on the 3rd Sunday of the month) is a more reflective service.
The services is usually led by a Worship Team and we sing several songs, and include prayers, a bible reading and a talk to make you think. You can sample the talks here
Q: Can I connect with someone first before going along to a HIBC service?
A: Yes - you could contact the Church Secretary and she will happily chat with you. If you email her before you attend she will arrange to meet with you on your first few visits - firstname.lastname@example.org