Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life - we hope our website helps you find out what you want to know about Revive Free Methodist Church.
You are welcome join us for any of our activities, whether online or in person
When & where does our church meet?
We meet every Sunday at 10.45am for our Morning Worship Service. There will be a few people around from about 10.00am so you're welcome to come early and meet some of our team.
Our Church building is the red brick building on the corner of Terrace Street directly opposite the Fire Station. Our entrance is on Lees Road. Our postcode is OL41JW
When you arrive
Parking is available along the side and at the back of the church building.
Someone will welcome you as soon as you walk into the foyer at the front of the building.You will be shown into the main hall. Toilets are located at the rear of the main hall .
We normally sit in rows of chairs, but we have some chairs at tables if you prefer.
Worship is followed by a time of fellowship over refreshments when our children join us again.
Is there a dress code?
No, just wear something that you are comfortable with! Our people come in a variety of clothes from shirt and tie to jeans and t-shirts. Even our minister will wear casual clothes.
What to expect when I visit the church
You can expect a warm welcome, great worship, and a friendly bunch of people gathering to learn more about God. We are very informal. We are a group of people of all ages and different cultural backgrounds. Do join us for a drink and snacks after the service to get to know others from the church.
We have no set or reserved seats. You are welcome to sit wherever, and with whoever, you like.
We sing a mix of new and old songs accompanied by a range of instruments or on video The words are projected on to a large screen. You can join in, or simply sit and listen, as you prefer.
What happens for the Children and Young People at church?
Children and young people are really welcome. They normally stay with the adults for the first 10 -15 minutes of our Morning Services, then go to their own age related worship times with a children's leader and a helper. All our leaders have been cleared for criminal records checks for safeguarding of young and vulnerable people.
If your children wish stay in the main Service with you, that is fine. You are also welcome to go to their class with them, to see what are doing and to help them settle in. And stay with them as long as you wish.
At this time we have a good sized group of children and young people with an age range 6 - 16 years old joining us each week. We encourage them to go out into classes with leaders to learn more about God. We also will provide a creche group for babies and toddlers, as necessary.
We believe that children of all ages can fully encounter God and the Holy Spirit and be equipped with His gifts. We encourage them to pursue an intimate relationship with God.