Welcome to Bowthorpe Church

Latest updates.

14th September 2020

And we are back! We are still open.

Despite wondering where the government statement earlier this week about restricting social gatherings to 6 left churches gathering to worship. The clarification that “covid secure” places of worship would remain open. Means we are able to stick with plan A (for now!).

This Sunday the 13th September at 10:30 we will again gather to worship our lord and saviour. Sorry for the issues with Sunday’s live stream. And edited version and links to the songs can be found under latest posts.

All are welcome to join us. For those unable or unwilling to join us in person we will be streaming the service live. The link to join the service will be emailed to members. Additionally the link can be accessed via the latest posts so really pretty much as before. To watch the service live follow this link.

To accommodate as many people as possible we have set up a rota for members attending and chairs will be allocated to help the maximum number to safely join our worship on Sundays. If you are not a member and want to attend please let the church office know by midday Thursday so the chairs can be set out accordingly, see church office email address below. We will also try to ensure a few chairs are available for last minute arrivals.

Entrance and exit will be one way. In by the main doors and out by the patio doors and round the back of the church to avoid touching the gate and hand rails.

Please remember if you are attending the service in person rather than online you will need a face covering. To maintain social distancing you may may have a short wait while others take their seats. Also please do not arrive too early, a maximum of 10 minutes before the service starts at 10:30 should be sufficient to give a safe and orderly arrival and start to the service.

Thank you. We are looking forward to welcoming as many as want and can be safely accommodated back to Sunday’s service.

Important update.

We are changing our email address to bowthorpechurch@gmail.com Our existing email address will continue to work until the end of 2020. Please can you update your records and address book and start using the new email address now, thanks.

We will continue to periodically make material available to support families with material to help tell children about Jesus Christ, as well as just being fun things to do. Where possible these will be linked to the themes for our Sunday services.

Resources for families and children.

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.

Readings for March 2020

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

All upcoming events have been cancelled until further notice.