FAQ's and Concerns

You may have some questions about Stanthorpe Presbyterian Church before you visit. This FAQ list may answer those questions. If your question or concern is not answered here, please contact the minister, moderator, or the church contact.

What denomination are you?

Stanthorpe Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland.

What do you believe?

Our beliefs are outlined on our ‘What We Believe' page.

If you have any questions we would love to talk to you about this more.

What time are your services?

We meet each Sunday at 9:00am for our All Ages Worship service.

How long are the services?

Our services last between 60 and 90 minutes, and contain singing, Bible reading, prayer and teaching from the Bible that applies directly to our lives.

What might happen when I arrive?

As you enter the building you'll be offered a 'Notice Sheet', a Bible, and welcomed to take a seat.

Is there any parking space available?

There is ample off-road car parking available between the church buildings and the manse.

What do you do at your services?

The service usually begins with a welcome and some singing. We have a time of prayer, a Bible reading and a talk which seeks to explain and apply the Bible's message to us.

We also receive a collection from church members. As our guest please don’t feel that you have to contribute.

Will I be expected to give any money?

If you are visiting we do not expect that you should give any money. However, if you want to that is entirely up to you.

Am I able to give money electronically?

Yes. Some members of the congregation already use electronic giving. The church bank account details are:

BSB: 064 431
Account: 10221157

Will I be expected to do anything?

No. It is not expected that you do anything when visiting our services, though we do all stand together to sing. We would just love for you to come and join with us in worshiping God.

What happens after a service?

At the end of the service we'd love for you to stay and join us for a coffee and refreshments in the adjoining hall. It's the perfect time for us to get to know each other better.

God designed his church to be a place where we can experience community and friendship, and we trust you will find genuine warmth and openness at Stanthorpe Presbyterian Church.

What should I wear?

You can wear whatever you feel comfortable in, though smart, modest, casual dress is the most common attire.

Do I have to send my child(ren) to Sunday School or up to the kids talk?

No. It is entirely up to you as a parent if you would like to send them or keep them with you in church.

What if I don't know much about God?

At Stanthorpe Presbyterian Church, we want to make your visit a good one - easy, straightforward, and uncomplicated.

We are intentionally 'user-friendly' for people, no matter what their background.

Will I be singled out if I'm new?

Absolutely not. You are our guest. Each Sunday, there are people just like you who are visiting Stanthorpe Presbyterian Church for the first time.

Our goal is for you to have the best experience possible. So you can feel free to be anonymous.

Do you run an aged care program?

The church, in cooperation with other churches in the Stanthorpe area, holds a monthly service in the Villa Carramar aged care facilities. Please liaise with the church if you plan to attend so that we can ensure the legal requirements of Villa Carramar are fully met.

Do you run a youth program?

Not at this time.

Do you have child safety policies and procedures?

The Stanthorpe Presbyterian Church adheres to policies and procedures of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland.

The Presbyterian Church of Queensland takes child protection and safety seriously and consequently has policies and procedures in place to ensure that children in our ministries receive the highest standards of care.

For further information, please read the Presbyterian Church of Queensland information Safe Ministry With Children

Do you run a play group?

Not at this time.

Can we get our child baptised?

A baptism request should be directed to the minister.

Can we book the church or hall for our wedding?

To book the church or hall for a wedding, you should contact the minister/moderator.

Can we hire the hall for our organisation?

To book the hall for a function, you should contact the minister/moderator.

How can I become a member of the church?

To become a member of the church, you should first discuss your desire with the minister/moderator.

When are your Christmas services?

A Christmas Day Service is held at 8:00am on Christmas Day. All are welcome.

When are your Easter services?

Services are held on Good Friday at 8:00am and on Easter Sunday at 9:00am.