As a church family, we love to meet up with one another and connect with each other's lives. For that reason, everybody at Refuge is encouraged to join one of the community groups which meet throughout the week. We also come together as a whole church family on Sundays to share in worship and fellowship.
Sundays at Refuge
In adherence to the principle of the fourth of the Ten Commandments, we set apart The Lord's Day as holy. We come together as a church family and gather around the table to share the bread and the wine of the Lord's Supper; to listen to the preaching of the Word; and to join together in the praising of His Name.
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Refuge Church | Pollokshaws Burgh Hall | 2025 Pollokshaws Road | Glasgow, G43 1NG
Sunday worship: 1030 | Sunday pre-service prayer: 1000
midweek community groups: various times & venues
We meet for pre-service prayer at 1000, with coffee and refreshments available from 1030. The service itself is informal and relaxed in a contemporary style but also with a reverent atmosphere that is befitting the worship of God. We open our service with a time of sharing what He has been doing in our lives and encouraging one another in this way. Thereafter, a time of worship is followed by a short intermission (during which the children are invited to go to the creche and kids' ministry). The service resumes with the reading of the Word of God, and a sermon. After the sermon, there is an invitation to the Lord's Table. During the second set of worship, there is also an opportunity to go for prayer.
There's plenty of off-street parking available at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall where we meet, and the facilities are fully accessible with a ramp for wheel-chair users and prams; and there's an accessible WC with baby change facilities.
Pollokshaws Burgh Hall is within easy walking distance of both Pollokshaws West and Shawlands train stations.
It was put on the heart of several members of Refuge that in order to see God do the work we long for—in our church, in our city, and in our nation—we needed to begin to pray for these things consistently and fervently. Therefore, the first Friday of each month, all of Refuge Church are invited and welcome to come and pray at one of the local houses and join together in this work. We orient our prayers around Scripture, praying as the Holy Spirit leads—with much expectation during this time and for the future.
Each week at Refuge, we gather as a family around the table for the Lord's Supper, in remembrance of our Lord Jesus. This is a solemn feast which looks back to the cross and onwards to eternity where we look forward with great anticipation to the feast that is to come, the feast to end all feasts—the marriage supper of the Lamb.
As a church family, we enjoy feasting together in all sorts of ways including ceilidhs, picnics and hosting meals altogether or in smaller parties in each other's homes.
Refuge Church has really valued and enjoyed the opportunity to get out of the city and to go on family holidays together. These have been 'holidays' in the deeper sense of the word—true holy days, set apart to spend time worshipping God together as a church family. They are special times of bonding and growing together in fellowship, and we have benefitted as a church from the teaching of guest speakers. In the past, our weekends away have been accommodated in the beautiful environs of SU Scotland's Lendrick Muir.