Sundays during COVID
Things on Sundays have been really different over the past year or so. As of August 2021, we are pleased that we have been able to increase numbers of people that can attend all of our services. We are still encouraging hand sanitising and carefulness in how we interact with each other, acknowledging that everyone will feel differently about meeting in large groups.
We are still asking our regulars to use a booking system to book a place at services to help us manage numbers, but if you are visiting or a newcomer then you are welcome to just turn up. If you decide to settle at Beeston Free we’d love you to complete a Connect form so we can keep you up to date on any changes to services and send you our booking links.
What to expect at Beeston Free
We’d be delighted to see you at any of our services. Our services include singing, praying, reading the Bible and teaching from the Bible. You are free to join in with as much as you feel comfortable, or to simply observe.
Entering the building you’ll be greeted in the foyer by our Connect Teams who can give you additional information and directions or listen to any questions you may have.
English Bibles and Bibles in other languages can be picked up in the foyer along with a copy of the sermon, if reading along will be helpful to you.
Through the double-doors you’ll find the main hall, which is setup to seat about 200 people. Many of those attending our services are regulars but there are often visitors with us. We come from a range of cultures; some are just exploring faith, others are new Christians and others have been Christians for many years.
The meeting leader will help you to navigate through our services which usually last around 75 minutes. Please feel free to join in with as much as you feel comfortable, or to simply to observe.
Where do we meet?
Our church building is located on the corner of Broadgate and Salthouse Lane, very close to the University West Entrance.
We also have a congregation who meet in Beeston Rylands, known as Rylands Community Church
There is a car park at the front of the building, accessed via Salthouse Lane. Additional street parking is available on Salthouse Lane and Peveril Road. A bike store is available next to the building. The bus stop outside our building is served by the 36 and Indigo services. We are a short walk from the University Boulevard tram stop.
Children are welcome in our services, with specific activities for 0-11 year olds in the 9.15 service. We consider ourselves a family and don’t mind if it gets a little noisy. If your children are unsettled and you’d like to take them out of the main room, the service is relayed on screen in the foyer at 9.15am, and in a room off the foyer during other services.
Our 9.15am service has a creche and groups for those up to school year 6; we have about 70 children coming along each week. These groups are led by teams of trained leaders and helpers who are DBS checked. We start with everyone together and at a suitable point, children go to age-appropriate activities.
If you’d like to find out more about children’s groups in advance, please contact James Thomas.