At present all our activities are subject to restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Further details can be found here.
Our services are being streamed via our Youtube channel at 10.30am and 6.30pm (repeated service). Seats must be booked to attend services in person because of current restrictions. Fill in a Connect Form to be sent more information about how to do that.
Below is a description of what usually would happen at Beeston Free church services. Obviously at the moment, things are changing all the time, so we hope this gives you a feel of what a more ‘normal’ gathering of the church to worship would be like.
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. You’ll be offered our weekly news sheet on your way in.
English Bibles can be found in our main hall, but 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 250 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; our car park attendant will help you to find this. 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.