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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 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 to chat and to pray with others over coffee or tea after the service.
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.
Our Sunday morning services are held in person at
10.30am at the Old Schoolhouse, Herford Street, OX4 3AJ
. As there are more of us than can fit in the main hall, we relay live video and sound from the service to a smaller hall (Oak) and a creche room (Ash) for families with young children.
Following relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions:
You may prefer to sit in the smaller hall (Oak) if you feel cautious about Covid. You are welcome to wear a facemask if you wish to. Currently, the service is also livestreamed on our
for those who cannot join us in person.
get in touch
if you have any questions or concerns about attending in person.
Here are listings of recent sermon series to help you get the best out of our regular Sunday morning services. Homegroup questions are included with the audio for each week. For listings of earlier series go to
New sermons series
Following Jesus to the cross #6 Praying to our Father
Following Jesus to the cross #5 Listening to Jesus > service of Jesus
Following Jesus to the Cross #4 How to love your neighbour
Following Jesus to the cross #3 The harvest is huge
Following Jesus to the cross #2 Join the mission
Following Jesus to the cross #1 Following a wonderful king
Recent sermon series
The promise of Easter #6 Living sacrifice
The promise of Easter #5 Forgiveness Jesus won it, we proclaim it
The promise of Easter #4 Sacrifice for the Nations
The promise of Easter #3 Sacrifice for the People
The promise of Easter #2 Sacrifice 1 for a Family
The promise of Easter #1 Sacrifice 1 for 1
Living life under the sun #5 The end of the matter
Living life under the sun #4 Looking death in the face
Living life under the sun #3 Telling the time
Living life under the sun #2 Living for happiness
Living life under the sun #1 There's nothing new
Money matters #3 Our need for wisdom
Money matters #2 Our hearts can wander
Money matters #1 Our God is generous
Not shamed #4 Jesus is not ashamed to share our emotions
Not ashamed #3 Jesus is not ashamed to share our limits
Not ashamed #2 Jesus is not ashamed to share our flesh
Not ashamed #1 Jesus is not ashamed to share our humanity
Living Hope #9 The church that Peter would love to see at MRC
Living Hope #8 How to suffer well
Living Hope #7 Remembering who you are and when you are
Living Hope #6 Hope that's obvious for all to see
Living Hope #5 The Christian's relationship to human authorities
Living Hope #4 A battle and a signpost
Living Hope #3 The church: God's spiritual house
Living Hope #2 Live and love like God
Living Hope #1 A hope that can't be taken away
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