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Plan a Visit

Service times, directions, and what to expect upon your first visit to Hillcrest.

Getting to know each other

We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking. We want to help make your first experience at Hillcrest a great one!


Although we are not currently hosting on-site events, you can join us on Facebook and YouTube!

Sunday 10:30 am - Weekly Message

Tuesday 2:00 pm - Virtual Bible Study

Thursday 2:00 pm - Hillcrest Online Café


Here is our address, or you can get directions to the church via Google Maps.

Hillcrest Saint John

476 Lancaster Ave

Saint John NB E2M 2L7

Our building is wheelchair accessible. There is an exterior wheelchair ramp at our main entrance and a power access door near the back of the church. Reserved parking is available near both accessible entrances.

What can I expect?

What will happen when I arrive?

We have ample parking available. Our main entrance is closest to the (very tall) Church tower. Once inside, you will be greeted and given a booklet that has information about everything going on at Hillcrest. Once you enter our main worship space, you will see coffee, tea, hot chocolate and treats, along with lots of friendly faces! Just beyond the coffee station is where you will sit for the service and you can feel free to sit wherever you like!

How long is a church service?

In total, a service at Hillcrest is about 1 hour and 15 minutes in length. Services begin with our band leading the church in music. Song lyrics will be projected so you can sing along and/or engage with worship however you feel most comfortable, but don't be nervous if you don't know the words! After the opening music, we will share some announcements, take offering, tell a children's story and sing more music. This is followed by a message from our Pastor that is based on the Bible. We will end the service by praying to God and singing another song.

What's the culture like?

Sundays at Hillcrest are friendly, casual, and relaxed. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest. In general, dressing modestly is appreciated, but people wear a range of clothing from t-shirts+jeans to suits+ties.

will i have to give money?

Giving to the work of the Church is only intended for members or regular attenders. If you are visiting Hillcrest there is absolutely no obligation for you to give! If you feel God is leading you to donate to Hillcrest, you can do so here.

What about my kids?

We believe that children should feel safe, loved, and have fun learning about God and His great love for them. We offer a staffed nursery for infants and toddlers (up to age 3) beginning at 10:15 am. Pre-kindergarten to grade 5 children will be dismissed from the regular service following the children's story. "Hillcrest Kids" offers music, videos, crafts, games, and interactive Bible lessons in a fun and kid friendly environment!

Let us know you're coming

Ready to check out Hillcrest in person? We can't wait to meet you! Simply fill out the form below and we'll make sure to give you the VIP treatment upon your first visit.