What to Expect

We are an ordinary, friendly bunch of people doing their best to live out their faith. Our meetings are welcoming and informal – no dress code, and feel free to help yourself to coffee before you sit down.

You can expect worship on a Sunday morning to be evangelical, with a mix of old and news songs led by a band of musicians. Our teaching – sermons – usually go through books of the Bible section by section and explore its application to our lives today. Arrive before the meeting begins for a chance to meet us, chat, and get settled in - we would love to get to know you.


Although Cornerstone's services begin officially at 10:30, we hope you can make it 15 minutes earlier to catch up or get to know us better. You can expect the service to begin with musical worship, followed by any notices and then a sermon. Sermons usually last around 40 minutes and are followed by a time to respond in prayer or worship - with the congregation sticking around for coffee afterwards.


Worship at Cornerstone is evangelical, with a mix of old and news songs led by a band of musicians. Some may raise their hands as they sing, while others may be more contemplative; we believe music is a gift from God that can help us engage with Him and know Jesus better.


Sermon series usually follow books of the bible, with each sermon addressing a section verse-by-verse. Sermons draw out applications from the passage(s), and how they apply to modern day life in Newcastle. Sermons are taught by Cornerstone Newcastle’s preaching team or guests from partner churches and ministries.


Bamburgh House, where we meet on a Sunday morning, is a public art space during the week – but there will be temporary signage outside to make sure you find us. Inside, our hospitality team - the friendly people wearing black 'Here to serve' lanyards - will welcome you at reception and offer you a visitors’ parking permit if you need one.

A member of the hospitality team will guide you up to level 1, where you can chat with others worshipping at Cornerstone, and enjoy a tea or coffee. We have a parents’ room and comfortable seating at the back if you have little ones who aren’t ready for Kids’ Church.

Worship begins at 10:30am – find yourself a seat and bring a coffee with you.


Visitors to Cornerstone Newcastle can park for free in any Newcastle City Council managed parking area – come to the reception area of Bamburgh House and we can provide you with a visitors’ parking permit

There many on and off-street areas to park – we recommend arriving around 10:00am or before to park as close as possible. If you chose to call Cornerstone home and join us regularly, you can purchase an annual Sunday parking permit from Newcastle City Council for £20 through Cornerstone.