Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Where & when does the church meet?
A: Our Church meets every Sunday morning at 10am at
Hayling Island Community Centre
Hayling Island, Hampshire.
We have a prayer meeting every Sunday evening at 7pm. Please contact Ian or Jan Grey on 02392 648699 for information and location details.
Q2: What does a typical 10am service look like?
A: You will be welcomed by someone at the door who will be able to answer your questions and direct you on where to go. Youngsters join the adults for the first 10 minutes, then they head out to our Children's and Youth Church. Services are led by one of our worship leaders together with a worship team. The music style is light and contemporary. We sing several songs, pray, and reflect on a bible reading. Our talks each week are given by one of our five preachers and are designed to leave us with something significant to think about. You can sample the talks here. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the service where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.
Q3. What happens to the kids at church?
We have a fantastic programme for the kids at the Church for ages 0–15 which is run by volunteers who are all DBS checked and have completed our safeguarding courses. You will need to go with your children and register them if it is your first time.
Q4. Is there a dress code?
No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.
Q5. Will I have to join in?
Not at all!
You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.
Q6: How much does it cost to attend?
A: Nothing to attend - Sunday services are free! Clearly it costs to employ ministers and hire facilities, 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.
Q7: Can I connect with someone first before going along to an HIBC service?
A: Yes - you could contact Mandy, the Church Secretary using our "Contact Us" page. If you'd prefer to email her directly before you attend, she will arrange to meet with you on your first few visits - firstname.lastname@example.org
Q8: How do I start to meet people and get involved?
A: After the morning service we have tea, coffee and biscuits and people chat to one another. Do join us and introduce yourself! 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 and upcoming activities.
Q9: Getting married @ HIBC
A: If you are interested in getting married at HIBC 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. Contact us to find out more.
Q10: 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 us.
A: We 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 contact us.