Welcome to Bowthorpe Church

Bowthorpe Church a local ecumenical partnership between the Church of England, The United Reformed Church, The Methodist Church and Baptists all worshipping the one God together,

Our mission: To share Christ with everyone in our community.

Our Vision: Christ in the Community and the Community in Christ

Sunday Worship

Our main service is at 10:30 Sunday mornings. With communion services every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month but may be change to accommodate special celebrations.

Wednesday Communion

Our midweek communion is a service of the spoken word with no singing involved.


As an ecumenical partnership we are able to offer wedding services that reflect the various denominations that make up Bowthorpe Church.

Praise and Worship Evenings

Once a month we meet on Sunday evenings at 18:30 for a time when singing God’s praise is at the forefront of our service. 

Baptisms and Christenings

As an ecumenical partnership Bowthorpe Church offers three types of services,
1. Infant Baptism (Christening)
2. Thanksgiving
3. Adult Baptism (Believers baptism).


A funeral is a ceremony for celebrating, respecting and remembering the life of a person who has died. Family and friends come together to express grief for the end of a person’s life…

Special Services

Bowthorpe Church has  regular cafe style church services on the first Sunday of every month.

Other special services take place less frequently such as at traditional Christian celebrations.


We meet regularly for prayer
1. Morning prayer every day at 07:15
2. Evening prayer at every day at 19:00
3. Taize prayer every Friday at 19:00
4. Quarterly prayer evenings



This facility is currently under development.

Nativity Service 13th December

The Oaks are putting on a unique nativity service on the 13th December. We hope that you will join us for a light buffet at 12:30 before the service which will start at 14:00.

Alpha Course

Alpha Course

Our Alpha course continues to run Wednesdays at 13:30 at the church. This is a great opportunity to tackle questions of faith and the meaning of life in a series of interactive sessions.

Looking further ahead…

Big Christmas Quiz

On Saturday December 7th we will be holding our Big Christmas Quiz starting at 18:00 and running through to 20:00 at the church.

Carol Singing at Roys

14th December  at 10:00 we will be signing carols outside Roys in the shopping centre.

Carols by Candlelight

Our annual carols by candlelight service will be held on the 22nd December at 18:30 at the church.

Christingle Service

 Our annual Christingle service will be held on 24th December at 16:00 in the church.

Christmas Eve Service

Our Christmas Eve service will be held on the 24th December at 23:00 in the church.

Christmas Day Communion

Our Christmas Day service will be held on 25th December at 10:30 in the church.