Sundays are our favourite day of the week because we get to come together for church. You can see all of the ways you can experience church below.
We'd love you to come and join us for church. We run services at 9:15am, 11:15am and 7pm every Sunday and you'd be welcome to try any of them. All of our services last just over an hour and we also stream our 11:15am service live on YouTube every Sunday, find our channel here.
Worshipping together is a fundamental part of church life and something we will always prioritise on a Sunday. The way we worship is based on the descriptions we read in the New Testament. We have an amazing team of musicians to lead us in songs together but we also make plenty of space for gifts of the Spirit to be used and different people to contribute to our worship as well - it's vibrant, exciting and full of life! We did a teaching series on these gifts a few years ago which you can listen to here. Even if that's not what you're used to, we'd love you to come and try a Sunday to see it for yourself. At our evening service we also worship without chairs set out to give us even more freedom.
We preach from the Bible every Sunday because we believe it's God's Word and is the best way for us to know Him and be transformed to be like Jesus. In our Sunday preaching we work through a section of book of the Bible and see how it tells of the work of Jesus, which in turn informs and affects our lives today. You can listen to all of our Sunday talks on our website here or watch them over on our YouTube channel.
We have a couple of parking options for visitors on Sundays, depending on which service you're attending. If you're coming to one of our morning services you can either park in the Bluecoat College car park which is located on Castle Road (opens at 8:45am, locked at 1pm) or in the Irish Centre pub car park located on Wilford Street; if you're coming to our 7pm service we have limited space in our car park, down the side, and also use of the Irish Centre again. We have arrangements in place to use these car parks for these specific services. There are signs and team on hand to help point you in the right direction. View a map of our car parking here.
Disabled access: If you need disabled parking please feel free to use our onsite car park (down the side of our building). We reserve this parking for disabled use so you can get as close to the entrance as possible.
What about kids?
We love having kids and families at Grace Church. We run kids' groups for all ages at both our morning services. Every kids' group is led by its own dedicated team who are there to make sure our kids feel safe and have loads of fun. We run a youth group at our 11:15am service for children in school years 7 through to 13. Find out more about our kids' groups below.
🌟 Stars (ages 0 - 3)
For our littlest children, we create space to play and learn with toys, song time, soft play with room for parents to feed their babies if they need to. Our team make it a safe space for your babies and toddlers to find their feet in church.
⛺ Explorers (age 3 - reception)
Our early years group includes crafts, snack time, toys, interactive storytime, and their own worship time appropriate to their age. We want to give every child the chance to start exploring what it means to be friends with Jesus.
🎯 Arrows (school years 1 - 3)
These sessions are full of fun and silly games but also lots of space for the kids to look at the Bible and learn how to pray. Even at this early age we love seeing our kids grow in their understanding and friendships.
💥 Ignite (school years 4 - 6)
Our oldest kids' group, Ignite is a place for kids to form friendships with each other and with Jesus, and learn how to read the Bible and pray, all whilst having tonnes of fun with our experienced team.
🎒 Youth (school years 7 - 13)
Our Sunday youth group gives our teenagers space to explore the Bible and grapple with relevant topics, all whilst having loads of fun and building friendships.
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