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Whatever your previous experience of church is, it can be daunting going into a new place!  Because of this, we try to make our meetings as welcoming and accessible as possible.

We have two meetings every Sunday, at 10.30am and 6.30pm. We also hold a midweek Tuesday afternoon service at 2.30pm.

Our welcome team and stewards are on hand to greet you as you arrive, so please don’t hesitate to ask them if you have any questions or need anything. You can also head over to our connections point over by the tea and coffee after the meeting, where you’ll find all sorts of information and people on hand to help you.

Sunday Mornings // 10.30-12pm

Our Sunday morning meetings are an important part of being an extended family. We get together – old, young, families, married people, single people, students, youth, professionals, retired people, people from all around the world – to worship God, to learn more about Him, and to do life together.

When should I arrive?

The doors open around 10am on a Sunday morning, and most people arrive around 10.20. Please do stick around after the meeting for tea, coffee and socialising – the meeting officially ends around 12pm, but the chatting and catching up usually continues until close to 1pm!

Where can I park?

See our find us page for information on parking.

What happens during a meeting?

Our meetings are informal and do not follow a strict pattern. We usually begin with singing our worship to God, using a mix of great contemporary songs and classic hymns, and led by a worship leader and the band. Within this time of worship we pray and seek to encounter God. At each meeting there is a 30 minute talk explaining the Bible, and an opportunity to respond in more worship.

We also have prayer teams available to pray with you, whatever your need or level of faith- look out for the people wearing yellow lanyards.

Once a month we share communion together: an opportunity to remember what Jesus has done for us. We also regularly celebrate adult baptisms as part of our meeting.

Will there be anything for my kids?

Yes, plenty! We usually start off with everyone all together in the main church, and then after a couple of songs the kids and young people (from 0-18) go out to their groups for age-appropriate games, craft, discussions and Bible stories. See our kids page and our youth page for all the details, as well as what’s going on during the week.

Our meetings are very relaxed – please don’t worry if your child or children make a noise while they are in with the adults!

How should I dress?

There is no dress code, come as you are! People come in anything from jeans to shirts and ties – please come in whatever makes you comfortable.

Do I need to bring any money?

During our meetings, we have an opportunity for the regular members of the church to express their worship to God through financial giving, though many choose to give online or through standing order. If you are new or visiting though, please don’t feel any obligation to give – this is for those who call Holland Road their home church. For more on giving at Holland Road see our giving page.

Is there disabled access?

We have ramp access for wheelchairs and those who struggle with stairs. The welcome team will be looking out for you at the front entrance and will guide you to where you need to go.

There is a hearing loop available in the church, as well as large print and Braille copies of all songs and printed materials. Just ask the stewards on your way in and they will be happy to help!

Sunday Evenings // 6.30-8pm

Our evening meetings follow a monthly rhythm:

1st Sunday: Our monthly prayer gathering.

2nd & 4th Sundays at 6:15pm: Encounter. A fresh expression of worship led by the younger generations of Holland Road. We turn the lights down and the music up, and seek to encounter God in new and exciting ways. For teens, twenties and everyone else who likes something different.

3rd Sunday: Our monthly communion service. A quiet service with space for testimonies and reflection.

5th Sunday: Similar to our morning service, except smaller and more stripped back, with more freedom for extended times of worship, prayer and teaching.