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.

For details of upcoming church events please see this month’s church diary.

Recently we hosted a meeting for Transforming Norwich. At the meeting our minister the Rev Mark Elvin spoke about our work with Asylum seekers. For more information about this meeting and Transforming Norwich follow this link.

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 changed 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.

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…

Hope Café

Our community drop-in café. Come along for company, a chat and a coffee or tea.

Special Services

Bowthorpe Church has  regular café 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


Information about the church’s safeguarding policy are available via this link.

Further help and advice can be obtained through the Norwich Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser :
Sue Brice
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor