We know it can be a little overwhelming coming to church when you don’t know what to expect.
We hope we can answer your questions below, but reach out if there is anything else we can do to make your visit easier.
We’d love to meet you!
We have 3 services every Sunday.
All of our services incorporate worship time, prayer and bible teaching.
8am – Traditional Prayer Book service
10am – Family service with a Kids Program
6pm – Contemporary evening service
The best way to know what to expect when you visit is to watch one of our services online.
St Paul’s is located at 421 Old Northern Rd in Castle Hill, in-between Oakhill College and the Anglicare Retirement Village. We have plenty of parking available including wheelchair friendly spots.
If you are traveling by public transport please visit https://transportnsw.info/
What are the different service types?
Our 8am traditional service is our most formal service. We use the Sydney Anglican Prayer Book, sing traditional hymns accompanied by our choir, and enjoy communion regularly.
Our 10am family service and our 6pm service are more contemporary in style, with music led by our worship band and vocalists. We invite people from all ages to any service, but if you’re looking for our highschoolers and our Young Adult community they can be found at our 6pm service. 10am is great for families, as that is when our kids program Kids Alive runs.
Your kids are going to love it here!
Kids Alive runs alongside our 10am service every Sunday morning. This program is for toddlers through to Yr5, and your kids will have heaps of fun with games, craft, activities, a bible talk and lots of singing and dancing. We also have Sunday68 running which is for students in Yrs6-8, run by our youth leadership team.
Our Kids Alive and Sunday68 run in the halls right next to the main church auditorium. Out the front of the hall you will see a check-in table saying “NEW FAMILIES HERE”, and one of our kids team will say hi, grab some important info from you (allergies/contact numbers) and then show you which room your kids will be in for the morning. At any time your child wishes to leave our program, one of our leaders will happily bring them over to church and find you.
Our main church auditorium also has a toddler’s room (full of toys and books) as well as a fully equipped feeding room for babies.
Any team member serving with kids on a Sunday has a valid Working With Children Check number and has completed a Safe Ministry Course. To find out more about our committment to safe practices here, visit stpauls.church/safeministry
What to expect
When you visit a church for the first time it can be intimidating – we hope that this is not your experience of St Paul’s and that you feel welcome and at home as you join us at one of our services.
On arriving at St Paul’s after finding a parking spot, you will walk up to our main entrance and be greeted by our welcoming team (they will be wearing a lanyard so you know who they are). They will say hi, and help you to find a seat inside our auditorium. If you have any questions at all, about the service or facilities (like “where is the bathroom?!”) they will be more than happy to show you around. Don’t be shy to ask if you are not sure about something!
Our service will go for just over 1 hr. We will open by singing a few songs together, then our service leader will welcome you and encourage you to say hi to the people around you, and share any church news and announcements. We will have a time of prayer, and then a reading from the Bible. One of our Ministers will then share a message from the passage that has been read out. We finish our service with more singing and an offertory collection (there is no pressure at all to give during this time, if you are a visitor please feel free to let the bag pass you by). After the service our Pastoral team would love to chat to you if you have any questions about the service, something you have heard about Jesus, or if you simply want to find out more. Head up the back to our Welcome Desk and you can grab a newcomers gift which has some info about our church and activities we run, as well as a copy of our latest CityAlight CD. Our Malacci’s cafe is open after each service so you can enjoy a hot beverage before heading home (and hopefully coming back to visit with us again!)
What should I wear?
Something you already own and that you feel comfortable in! There is no formal dress code at St Paul’s, no need to feel like you have to dress up – but you of course can put on your Sunday best if that is what you are happiest in! Most of our congregation wear smart casual attire, think what you would wear to a weekend BBQ with friends.
What is the best way to get in touch if I still have questions?
You can email us anytime firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call during office hours Mon-Thur, 9-4pm on 8858 1111.
Social media is one of the best ways to see what we are up to, watch recent services and find out what events are coming up.
We are hope you decide to join us and we look forward to getting to know you!