Welcome to Bowthorpe Church

Latest updates.

16th November 2020

Next Sunday’s Communion Service will be streamed on YouTube at 10:30 on the 22nd November 2020 and takes as it’s theme “The sheep and the goats” and draws its inspiration from Matthew 25: 31 – 46. The service will be led by our minister Rev. Mark Elvin who is also our preacher this week.

From 5th November onwards we will be making some changes to our services in line with the new government guidelines:

“Places of Worship will be closed, unless they are being used for:

  • Funerals
  • To broadcast acts of worship
  • Individual prayer
  • Formal childcare or where part of a school
  • Essential voluntary and public services, such as blood donation or food banks
  • Other exempted activities such as some support groups.”
Please visit the site for further updates as we work out the way forward for the next month to meet our pastoral, spiritual and societal responsibilities. This may mean we go back to recorded services for a while.

Please if you are not able to attend in person join us on line via the link 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.

An edited version of the service will be uploaded to same post within 36h of the 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.

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.