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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
  • a short talk for the kids, to help them understand who Jesus is, what he’s done for us and what it looks like to follow him
  • to hear God speak to us today as the Bible is read and preached
  • 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
  • time before and after the service to chat over a cup of tea or coffee, and to pray with others. 
When meeting in person, we also run Junior Church for the children. This starts part way through the service. Often, we also share the Lord’s Supper (Communion) to celebrate Jesus’ death for us.

During lockdown

Sundays: Our normal Sunday routines are restricted to just one virtual morning service at 10.30am which is streamed live on our YouTube channel. You can connect using your TV or smartphone, searching for ‘Magdalen Road Church channel’ on the YouTube app. You can also watch it later if you're not free to watch the live stream.

Junior Church: 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 a number of Junior Church groups for children during our regular morning services, as well as occasionally staying together for all-age services.

Afternoons: We also hold fortnightly in-person services on Sunday afternoons, where we share the Lord’s Supper. You will need to book a place in advance through our portal. For dates and times see our calendar of events. For your safety during these services we have made the following arrangements to comply with current government regulations.