Gateway Church Swindon is launching a second Sunday morning meeting on September 7 because they have outgrown their existing building.
Since moving in February 2006 to a more permanent base at the Trinity Centre, Stonehill Green, Westlea, the church has steadily grown, and now regularly gathers 250-300 adults plus a further 100 children in the church’s kids work.
The two services will be at 9:30 and 11:30 with a half hour break in between and aim is to be largely the same in content and style, including organized groups for children aged 2 – 11. The church also has a youth programme with 40-50 young people regularly attending.
Colin Thornton, the newly appointed team leader at Gateway said: “It’s so encouraging to see the growth that has been happening here, particularly in the light of headlines that often talk about the church in this country being on decline and sidelined.
"For the last few years we have had a steady flow of people wanting to explore the Christian message, and find out more about Jesus through courses like Alpha; as well as people returning to church having been away for a long time.
"The other exciting thing is to see the number of different nationalities we have represented across the church. We believe it’s an important part of being the church that the Bible teaches us to be.”
The church has an up to date website where further details of their activities and events can be found: www.gatewaychurchswindon.org.uk, or you can visit the friendly Connect stand on any Sunday and chat to some of the regular attenders about how to get involved.