Church Life

Prayer

Jesus said ‘I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.’
John 15:5

This statement is black and white – we can do nothing apart from Jesus. As a church and as individuals we are dependent upon God for everything. The way in which we show this dependence is through prayer.  We provide several opportunities for our congregation to gather to pray for the life and ministry of the church.

Wednesday Prayer gathering meets the 1st and 3rd weeks from September to June and every week during July and August at 7:45pm in the Upper Room. (Enter by either door at the rear of the main church building, then head upstairs).
Early morning prayer takes place online on Zoom weekly on Friday mornings. There are two slots, 7:00am – 7:30am and 7:30am – 8:00am, from September to June and one slot during the summer months, 7:00am – 7:30am.
Prayer for young people and youth work takes place monthly on the 1st Sunday in the month in the Multi Purpose Room at 9:45am.

We are also dependent upon God for everything in our lives as individuals. We encourage and seek to foster prayer support for each other through fellowship groups. You can also submit prayer requests or meet with a member of staff for prayer at our Sunday services.

You can submit a prayer request now by emailing prayer@hrpc.org.uk

Children & Youth

Sunday School

Our Sunday School operates on Sunday mornings during the church service, giving our children an opportunity to meet together and take part in age appropriate teaching. Children leave during the service to go to Sunday School.

There are three Sunday School sections:

Beginners (Pre School)
Primary (P1–P3)
Junior (P4–P7)

Our Sunday School is held in the church halls.

BB

The Boys’ Brigade is a Christian youth organisation for boys of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. A varied programme of fun activities is offered, designed to educate, challenge and inspire young boys in a safe environment of Christian teaching.  For more information contact Jeff at BB@hrpc.org.uk

YOUTH

Connect:
For year 8, 9 and 10. A program to help new young people get used to church over the course of 3 years.
Sunday Unite:
Sunday night from 8:00pm in HRPC halls after the close of the evening service. Come and hang with your friends, enjoy some food and spend time discussing God’s Word and how it applies to every aspect of our lives.

Tots & Co

Tots & Co is a group for mums/dads/grandparents and carers to bring their newborns and toddlers.

The group gives children/babies the opportunity to socialise with other children in a safe environment. While the children are playing, adults can make new friends and enjoy chatting over coffee.

Mornings are informal and the children are free to choose between the climbing frame, ride on toys, dress up, play dough, and much more. There is a safe baby area for those too young to toddle. Toast and fruit are available all morning.  Mornings end with ball games, bubbles, and singing time for both adults and children.

During the year outings are arranged and social evenings for adults.

Adults must supervise their child/children.

Tots & co meet during term–time, on Thursdays between 10.30am and 12noon in the Millar Craig Halls.

GB

The Girls’ Brigade‘s motto is to help girls to “Seek, Serve and Follow Christ” and our aim is to “help girls to become followers of the Lord Jesus Christ.  We do this in a variety of ways each week; through Bible class, lots of fun with crafts, games and outings, as well as good times with friends made.

For any GB enquires please email Suzanne at hrpcgb62@yahoo.com

For more information about any of our youth activities please contact Aaron or for children’s ministry contact Amy.

Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas

Youth Worker

Aaron Douglas

Youth Worker

Helping young people find their place in the HRPC family and helping parents understand the complex world of teenagers (ages 11-18)

Amy Moore

Amy Moore

Children's Worker

Amy Moore

Children's Worker

Helping children find their place in the HRPC family and equipping parents (of children 0-10). Also, glad to help with school assemblies.

Adult

Women’s Fellowship

Women’s Fellowship offers ladies within the Church Family an opportunity to come together to enjoy fellowship within a wide ranging programme, picking up on various topics of particular interest to women. 

Meeting on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:45pm in the Welcome Centre, join us for friendship, fellowship and fun.

English Corner

English Corner exists to facilitate friendship and outreach to people for whom English is a second language. On Tuesday mornings there is an English Class and several groups meet for Bible Study at other times during the week.

Recreation

Men’s Indoor Football is held on Thursday evenings 7:00pm – 8:15pm.

Badminton is held on Thursday evenings from 8:15pm for men and women.  New and former members are very welcome.

Men’s Walking Group meets every Thursday in the Welcome Centre.

GriefShare

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Our GriefShare seminars and support groups will be led by people at HRPC who understand a little of what you are going through and want to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

We meet from 7:30 – 9:30pm in the Upper Room on the first 3 Mondays in October, November, December and January, and finishing the first week in February.

Griefshare is free to attend and is open to anyone who has been bereaved, whether involved in HRPC or not, and would like to work through this grief.  This may have been recently or a long time ago.

Discipleship Groups

At Hamilton Road our purpose is to become “faithful followers of Jesus Christ.” We pursue this purpose in many different ways. One of the most important ways is to invite people to be part of smaller groups where we can accompany one another and encourage each other in our walk with Jesus.  Discipleship groups meet on 2nd and 4th weeks of every month from September – June in homes across Bangor.  Most groups meet on a Wednesday evening. There are also daytime groups, both women’s groups (with creches available) and mixed groups.

PW

Presbyterian Women (PW) provides a unique opportunity for ladies to enjoy fellowship and encouragement with a particular emphasis on mission at home and overseas. At PW we seek to encourage women to become Disciples of Christ.

Our Presbyterian Women’s group meets in the afternoon at 2:30pm in the David Burke Room.

Men’s Fellowship

The Men’s Fellowship meets on the first Tuesday of each month from October to June

We extend a warm welcome to all men in the congregation, and their friends, to come along and enjoy our interesting programme of speakers and topics, which we hope will interest you. Enjoy a cup of tea and a scone, and have fellowship with your friends.

Coffee & Craft

Our Coffee & Craft group meets weekly on Thursdays at 11am in the Welcome Centre from Sept-June to provide an opportunity for friendship, support and outreach among women in the community within a fun environment as we create crafts and enjoy coffee and a chat.  Bring your own craft, join in with a group craft or just enjoy the chat!

Adults Inclusive Fellowship Group

We believe that everybody, whatever their level of ability, is an important and vital part of our Big Family, and is able to fully know the love of God. Therefore, one of the ways we seek to make our church welcoming, safe and accessible is through our adult inclusive fellowship group.

Adults Inclusive Fellowship Group meets on alternate Tuesdays from 7pm in the David Burke room.  The group runs from 7th January – 9th June