THIS SUNDAY Gathering BIG for "Church at the venue" (find out more here)

PLAN A VISIT

Everything you might need to know before you come along this Sunday...

This Sunday (25 September) is "church at the venue"

(Sung worship starts at 10:30am, with GraceKids activities for school years reception- year 8 and another instalment of our Mark series.

September is here and we're excited about a fresh new season!

GraceKids and our gospel series in Mark is back AND we're excited to return to our familiar patter of gathering (see below).

We meet slightly differently each Sunday...

On the FIRST SUNDAY of every month, we encourage the church to gather in community groups in different homes in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme. One group will meet in the hospitality area at our venue from 10:30am.


On the SECOND, FOURTH and FIFTH SUNDAY of every month, we have one BIG gathering of the whole church. These Sundays include specific activities for our children (GRACEKIDS), a time of sung worship and some bible based teaching.


On the THIRD SUNDAY of every month is church around the table. We gather together at the venue, but around one big table for FREE breakfast/brunch, communion, worship and a short family (all age) message.


CLICK ON THE LINK TO OUR 6 MONTH PLANNER FOR ALL THE DATES YOU NEED TO KNOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 2022

How to find us

Our main church venue is in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.

Follow this google maps link for directions: https://goo.gl/maps/b34DrM8HTrUc3kT98


Alternatively, our address is:

Grace Church Stoke on Trent (Unit B)

Metro Business Park

Clough Street

Hanley

Stoke-on-Trent

ST1 4AF

Fully Accessible

If you have a physical impairment and/or use a wheel chair, you shouldn't find any difficulties accessing our venue. We have parking for those with a disabled badge right outside the main entrance and a slight ramp leading from the car park into the building. Inside, we can easily move our seating around to accommodate space for walking aids and wheel chairs. Our venue is also all on one level with no significant thresholds to cross. A unisex fully accessible toilet is available should you need to use facilitates with the regulation supports and adaptations.

On the second and fourth and fifth week of the month we offer free GraceKids activities for the following age ranges:


0-1 years (self service creche)

Age 2 to Reception (Little Biscuits*)

School years 1 to 3 (Guilders*)

School years 4 to 6 (Glazers*)


Every fourth week we also gather GraceYouth together (school year 7 onwards) during the morning meeting.


Each group is optional for parents and carers to utilise (there is no pressure if they/you would rather children stay with you throughout the morning).


We are currently using the Hillsong Big+ App for our teaching content. You can preview the material by clicking this link.


Groups marked with a (*) are all staffed by volunteers who have been through our safe recruitment process, completed an enhanced DBS check and received some basic safeguarding training.


We have a very small number teens and have recently begun something of a youth group which meets at least once a month.


All our children and young people are unique. Some have additional or special educations needs (SEN). If your child enjoys making noise, is very active during meetings, or even presents some behavioural challenges, THEY ARE WELCOME here. We want you and your children to feel at home with us. If there are things that we can do to be helpful, just let us know!


It might be good to know that we're also a church with some foster carers and adopters. If that is part of your story, you will find like-minded people at Grace Church.


Grace Church takes its responsibilities to safeguard children and adults very seriously. For more information about our safeguarding commitment follow this link.

Serving the Community and Social Action

If you’d like to visit us for other community services such as our foodbank distribution centre, debt advice (GraceMoney) or free stay and play session (Kidzplay), then please click below for more information.