Rotherham Evangelical Church is a community of believers in Jesus from a variety of backgrounds. Our aim is to represent Jesus and reflect his kingdom in Rotherham and the surrounding areas. Every Sunday we meet together in order to learn about and celebrate who Jesus is and what he has done for us.
Many people within our congregation have been following Jesus for a long time, but we try very hard to make our services understandable and accessible to someone who has never entered a church. Below you can read exactly "what to expect" if you join us at our Sunday gathering.
We meet every Sunday at 4:00pm for coffee/tea and 4:30pm for the worship service at Talbot Lane Methodist Church, Rotherham S60 2RB.
At our gathering on Sundays, you will find a mix of people who have been Christians for a long time, some who have recently become Christians, and others who are just exploring the faith.
Our gathering begins around 4:00pm with some coffee/tea and cakes. This time is relatively informal, but it allows us to get to meet visitors and catch up with friends.
At 4:30pm our service begins with singing a few songs, usually a mix of old and new ones. We read a passage from the Bible and pray together. Then one of our ministers typically gives a 35 – 45 minute talk about the passage that was read from the Bible. After the service, we tend to stick around for a few minutes and spend time with one another. The service generally lasts approximately 60 – 75 minutes.
If you are visiting, you can participate in as much or as little as you like. We attempt to give simple instructions about when to stand and sit and what we're doing in each part of the service. Our aim is for the visitor to feel as comfortable as the long-time member.
We offer a fully staffed children's program with DBS-vetted leaders for children ages 0-12. We divide the children's program into three age groups: Créche (6 months – FS1), Sparks (Reception – Year 3), and Ignite (Year 4 – Year 7).
The children are sent off to their programs during the last song prior to the sermon. Infants and toddlers (0 – 4) must be dropped off and picked up by a parent or guardian at the créche classroom. The older age groups can be let out with a volunteer and they'll be returned to the main hall with a volunteer at the conclusion of the service. The children will sing songs, hear an age-appropriate lesson from the Bible, work on a craft that corresponds to the lesson, and play games.
Our service location is equipped with a lift and is wheelchair accessible.
Our congregation includes some people who don't speak English as their native language. We currently provide manuscripts of the sermon in Farsi and French. Please let one of the ministers know if you would like to request a sermon manuscript or outline in a different language.