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Our Vision

 

Our vision is:

"To see lives in Queensferry transformed through Jesus to the glory of God."

That is why we have planted Christ Church Queensferry.

Our Values

 

We have 3 values that we hold dear as a church.

 

Value 1: Sharing God's Word

God’s Word has always been God’s chosen way to create, convict, convert and conform His people. We've chosen 'sharing' God's Word rather than 'preaching' God's Word or 'teaching' God's Word because we want to be clear that Word ministry (in some form) is for everyone - not just the church leaders.

Ministry is not less than the preaching and teaching of God's Word on a Sunday, but it is much more. Much of the sharing of God's Word that happens in our church goes on throughout the week in low-key ways.

Key texts: Isaiah 55:10,11; Jeremiah 1:9-12, 7:25, 26:5-6, 29:19; Matthew 28:18-20; John 15:2, 4, 5, 8; Acts 1:8,15:7; Romans 1:14-17; Colossians 3:16–17;  1 Peter 1:23-25.
 

Value 2: Engaging the heart

Often in our culture there is a false divide between intellect and emotion. Some elevate intellect emphasising that we are ‘rational’ beings, others elevate emotion saying “if it feels good – do it”. The Bible shows us that the core of the person is their ‘heart’ (Romans 6:17 , Ezekiel 36:26-27 ). The heart is the seat of our desires. Desires are not less than intellectual but they are not merely intellectual either. In the same way our desires include our emotions but are more than just our emotions. A way of thinking about our desires is that they include both our intellect and emotions. Consequently our ministry will seek to engage people’s hearts to live transformed lives to the glory of God (Romans 12.1-2 ).

Key texts: Ezekiel 36:26-27, Romans 6:17, Titus 2:11-14, James 4:1-10.
 

Value 3: Caring for others

Jesus was once asked "What is the greatest commandment?" by someone who was considered to be “an expert in the law” (Matthew 22:34–36).

Jesus answered by saying, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important commandment. The second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37–40).

That term 'neighbour' is all-encompassing. The poor, weak and lowly, our church family, our relatives, strangers - the Bible speaks of all sorts of people that we're to care for both inside and outside the church.

Key texts: Proverbs 21:13; 22:9; Matthew 5:42; John 13:34-25; Acts 4:32-35; Romans 12:13; 1 Corinthians10:24; Ephesians 4:32; Philippians 2:4-8; 1 Timothy 5:8; Hebrews 6:10; Hebrews 13:1-25; James 1:27;  1 John 3:17-18.

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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and plan your visit.
Please click here.

Planning your Visit

Hello!

The following information will help you plan your first visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday. Below you'll find information about our location, parking options, accessibility, the format of our meetings and what we have on for children and babies.

If we have missed anything, just let us know by using the form at the bottom of this page.

Where and When

We meet at Rosebery Hall, 17 West Terrace, South Queensferry, EH30 9LL for our Sunday Service which starts at 2:30pm.

For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you find somewhere to park and find somewhere to sit before the service begins.

When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team who will be wearing a Welcome lanyard. If you have kids with you, the Welcome Team can tell you about our crèche and Sunday School.

Plan your journey

Here is a link where you can open Google Maps.

Parking

The building itself has no parking. There is free parking on Morison Gardens, Station Road and The BinksScotmid also has free parking but only for 2 hours so be careful to avoid a ticket!

Accessibility

There is wheelchair access to the rear of the building (accessed via the flats at the bottom of The Loan). We have a ramp set out each Sunday and someone from the Welcome Team is always standing by to assist. As you come along the corridor you'll find accessible toilets on your left. From there you'll enter the main corridor and our meeting room is only a few metres away. We have moveable seating rather than pews and we have plenty of space for wheel chairs.

If there is something we can do to improve access for you, please let us know. We want to make our church as accessible as we can because we want everyone to feel welcome.

Our Service

The service begins at 2:30pm with a warm welcome from the person leading the service. The service includes different aspects: songs (led by our musicians), prayers, Bible readings, as well as news and notices being shared.

One of our leaders will then give a talk based on a passage from the Bible. The talk will help us understand what the passage meant for the original hearers and us now, how it points to Jesus Christ, and how it applies to our everyday life. We then finish with a final song.

At least once a month we also take the Lord's Supper together. This is offered to all members who are in good standing with their church family and who aren't living in unrepentant sin. Visitors who belong to other gospel-preaching churches where they are in good standing, not living in unrepentant sin and where they'd normally take the Lord's Supper, are also welcome to participate. Everyone else is welcome to observe what is happening.

At the end of the service there is always someone around to talk with you about what you have heard or about anything else that you want to talk about!

What about my kids? 

We have a great programme lined up for kids:

  • Crèche (0 months to 3 years).
  • Sunday School (3 years to the end of Primary 7).
Children under 3 years old can be dropped off at crèche before the service begins. In crèche the children get a snack. Please let the crèche leader know if your child has any dietary requirements and please make sure you pack a water bottle for them to use during this time. 

Children over 3 years old stay with their parent or grown-up for the first part of the service. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. Part way through the service someone will announce that it’s time for Sunday School. If it is your first Sunday you will need to go with your children to register them as part of our child safety policy. Even if you come regularly you still need to take the children to Sunday School to sign them in.

In Sunday School there is a friendly welcome, bible stories and lessons, praying, music, craft, drama and fun games. Please remember to pick your children up when the service finishes!

Children

Nursing Mums' Room
If you would like somewhere discreet to feed your little one or you just need to settle them, we have a room specifically set aside for this near our main meeting hall. Just ask one of Welcome Team to show you the way.

You'll find baby changing facilities in the accessible toilet which is just off the main corridor.
 
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
  
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel very welcome when you visit!
 
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