Our Sunday morning service is our key gathering, because it is the one time in the week that we are all together. It is the fullest expression of who we are as one family, joined together by Jesus.
If you are joining us as a visitor, whether you call yourself a Christian or not, you will be very welcome. We realise that coming to church for the first time can be a strange and even uncomfortable. We will not ask you to do anything that might make it more uncomfortable, like introducing yourself to everyone. You do not even need to join in with the singing or praying if you feel unready. It is fine to watch and listen quietly.
Here is what you can expect in a normal Sunday morning service:
a warm welcome
singing a mix of classic hymns and modern worship songs, to praise God and encourage each other
prayers of praise, confession and asking for God’s help
to hear God speak to us today as the Bible is read and preached, with a short all-age talk beforehand to help the children engage with what the adults are learning
interviews and testimonies to hear from people in our church family about what they are doing and how God is at work in their lives
regularly sharing the Lord's Supper (Communion) together to celebrate Jesus' death for us
time before and after the service to chat and to pray with others outside in the open air.
We seek to serve the whole family through our services at Magdalen Road Church and we love to include children in our worship. We run Junior Church and creche
groups for children, starting part way through our morning services. Occasionally, we stay together for all-age services.
Following relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions:
Our Sunday morning services are now held in person at 10.30am at the Old Schoolhouse. To guarantee a seat and help us manage capacity, you'll need to book your place(s) in advance through our portal
. We also relay the service to a more Covid-secure room for those who are feeling more cautious, and livestream the service for those who cannot join us in person on our YouTube channel
For your safety during these services we have made the following arrangements
to follow current government guidance. Please get in touch
if you have any questions or concerns about attending in person.