A Warm Hello
The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.
Where and When
Restore Filey does not own its own building. This means we meet at different venues around Filey and the surrounding villages for our Sunday Service's which start at 10:30am. Please check out our calendar on this site or our Facebook page to find out where we are meeting this week. If you need support with transport to get to church then please contact us and we will be happy to see if we can help.
During the service there are always refreshments available which are free. Often after church we have something to eat together which again are free.
Accessibility: If you have mobility needs or sensory needs please let us know and we will make sure we can support you to access our service as you require.
The main service begins at 10.30am with a warm welcome from one of our team members. Then follows a time of sung worship, led by our musicians. We typically have 3 or 4 songs lasting approximately 20 minutes. Sometimes a person might pray out loud or read a small passage from the bible. Sometimes people share things that they believe God is saying to the whole church family. This might seem strange the first time you hear it but it’s all part of our connecting with God. We then share news and notices, usually about what’s going on in the life of the church. One of our leaders will then give a sermon that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then finish with a final worship song. Sometimes there is an opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service.
What about my kids?
We always ensure that there are children's leaders on hand. Every week we offer junior church where games and crafts are provided. There is no need to stay with your children unless they want you too. This takes place in the same building and is easily accessible.
Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of the notices someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups. You will need to go with your children to their groups and register them as part of our child safety policy. Whilst you are dropping your kids off at their groups, we pause to take time to chat to someone sitting near or next to us, giving folk a chance to come back before the sermon begins.
The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play.
While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some mornings and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.
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.
Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
I have lived in and around Filey for over 20 years. I love the town and want Restore to be a church that is welcoming to all. I have been involved in church ministry for many years especially working with children and young people. I am a qualified Social Worker and still practice alongside my commitment to the church.
I have always lived in the Filey area and have a love for the town. I am passionate that the people of Filey and the surrounding villages are given the chance to hear the good news of Jesus and to know that it can change lives just as it did mine. I work part time at the Rainbow Social Action Centre and have a heart for support the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our community.
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.
Tim, Ali and the leadership team at Restore