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19th October 2021

NEW! – Hope Café starting Tuesday 2nd November 2021.

Tuesday 2nd November sees the opening of our  new friendship café under the banner of “The Hope Café.” This is intended as place where anyone in the community can drop-in for tea or coffee and a chat. All are welcome. We will be operating in a covid safe manner and ask people to wear masks while moving around but not while seated, eating and drinking. For more information about Hope Café please follow the link.


We no longer operate a booking system for our services and seating is available on a first come first served basis. To join our service online please follow the link to our latest posts.

As before the pandemic we appreciate that households and family groups will want to sit together. We also recognise that many worshippers are still cautious in these uncertain times and may want to maintain a safe social distance from others. In light of various concerns raised we will continue to practice consideration for our fellow worshippers through good hygiene procedures. Therefore, for now we will continue to wear face masks, use hand sanitiser on entry and exit, maintain safe social distancing BUT we will be sing again. Please also respect that others may be more cautious than you and give them space and time.

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.

Weddings

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).

Funerals

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.

Prayer

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

Most routine events have been cancelled until further notice.