Cornerstone Church meet to worship God through Jesus with the help of the Holy Spirit; to learn more about Him from the Bible; to pray, share with one another and reach out to others with the outrageous, life-changing love of Jesus. And we laugh a lot!
We are a group of people who have come to believe that the truth about Jesus’ life, death and resurrection is the best news this world could ever hear. We have discovered that true love, peace, hope, forgiveness and lasting life are all found in Jesus alone.
At Cornerstone you will find some people who have believed the Christian good news for many years, but some have only just started their adventures with Jesus. Others are still trying to work out what life; God and the universe are all about. People at Cornerstone are of all ages and from many different backgrounds, from Kingston and beyond.
Cornerstone Church Kingston is part of a network of Churches called the ‘Co-mission Initiative‘, which seeks to plant new Churches to ‘make disciples of all nations’.
We’ve now also part of the ‘Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches‘.
Our 10.30am morning service in Bedelsford School includes our crèche, children’s and youth work. Tea & Coffee is served after the service and we encourage people to stay around afterwards for conversation. We meet near Kingston Town Centre, so there are many transport links from nearby areas.
What We Do in the Morning
During the service we sing about four or five songs together with a band and we stand for all the songs. While we are all sitting down someone from the front will also lead us in prayer. About 15 minutes into the meeting the children will be lead out to their Sunday School lessons. The preacher will then speak to us using the Bible for about 30 minutes and there is a prayer at the end.
Our evening service meets at 6.30pm on Sundays in The Hub. The hall is set out with chairs around tables, and each table has some drinks, Bibles, pens and service sheets on them. You can also grab yourself a hot tea or coffee as you come into the hall. The style of the meeting is quite informal and is generally more interactive than in the morning. There is often time to discuss what the preacher said and ask him any questions.
What We Do in the Evening
During the service we will all stand up to sing about five or six songs lead by the band. We also have a 5-10 minute slot, near the beginning, where we hear about another church, country or missionary that needs prayer. We gather around on our tables to pray, but there is no pressure to speak at all if you don’t want to. The preacher will also give a 30-40 minute talk from the Bible.
What to wear and bring
You can dress however you like to church, we don’t mind as long as you’re comfortable. Most guys wear jeans and T-shirts or a jumper/hoodie; and girls mostly wear jeans or leggings, casual tops, hoodies or cardies. You don’t need to bring anything except yourself. Bibles are provided by the welcome team on your way in.
On the first Sunday of every month we have a special service where the preacher takes us through an overview of a book from the Bible that we will be reading in our small groups. The idea is to have meaty teaching fed to us in bite-sized chunks where the talk will be broken up into sections and interspersed with more songs & audience participation. Soul and Rooted stay in for this service.
Each week we host Bible studies in small groups of about 8-10 people at the homes of some of our church members. One of these groups is especially for newcomers and held at the home of one of our elder’s from 8pm – 9.30pm. Here you can read the Bible together with other newcomers, discuss what you’re reading and ask questions about the Bible or about our church.