Sunday Gatherings (with online option)
If you're thinking about joining us at one of our Sunday morning gatherings, please do! We look forward to welcoming you.
We meet in the 6th Form Centre of Great Marlow School, Bobmore Lane, Marlow SL7 1JE (see map below). It's easy to find and there is plenty of car parking available. Look out for our banners and our welcome team who will show you where to go.
Catch up and chat time
The approx. time our meeting starts
We aim to finish
Time for more ministry, prayer and conversation
Our gatherings include an opportunity to be prayed for, a welcome, a time of sung worship, communion (monthly); a talk, which is often an opportunity to share and reflect on God; and an offering. They are usually pretty dynamic times with teaching that is practical and encouraging from River Church's large number of gifted speakers.
We welcome families and children of any age and provide specific activities for them, compliant with relevant safeguarding regulations.
We also stream our meetings via Zoom for those who are unable to be with us in person. If you'd like to join this way click here at 10:15 every Sunday to get connected. Please note that if we don't recognise your name someone will ask you privately via Zoom's chat feature to introduce yourself (just say how you found out about our meeting). This is one of our procedures to safeguard our meetings.
Three or four times a year we meet with our other River Churches at what we call a 'River Together' meeting which is held in Marlow, or in Maidenhead at Altwood School.
If you would like more details about our gatherings please read the rest of this page or feel free to contact us. We will be delighted to see you and will always do our best to welcome and encourage you, wherever you are on your journey with God.
We have been so impressed by how sensitively everyone has handled being back in person – we knew of course that would be the case but worth mentioning. As a reminder here are a few key points we all need to consider so everyone can feel as comfortable as possible. ASK before you move into someone’s personal space or share a hug. If there is any chance you might have been in contact with COVID, please take a lateral flow test before coming. Please use the hand sanitizer provided or bring your own. Please assume you need to keep a safe distance from anyone wearing a mask until they say otherwise. Wear a mask if you want to, and/or sit in one of the chairs at the back near the open doors so you can be socially distanced. The doors will be open for good ventilation, so bring a rug, jumper etc. as it may get chilly.
What to wear
You certainly don't need to put on your 'Sunday best' - some of us dress very informally so you are unlikely to feel out of place wearing whatever you find comfortable.
Where should I park?
There is plenty of car parking on site. Please enter the school via the Bobmore Lane entrance. Look out for our banners and our welcome team.
Children and Youth
At around 11.15am children - newborn 'Crèche' to school year 6 'Sub' - are accompanied by their parent / guardian to their appropriate groups where they have activities aimed at helping them to understand and get to know Jesus as a friend in a fun and relaxed way. 'Edge', for those at Secondary school, usually also leaves the main meeting for their own activities. NB your children remain your responsibility at all times except when they are in these groups.
Once a month we come together in what Christians call Communion. This is an important act of remembering what Christ did for us and together to renew our commitment to Jesus.
We welcome anyone and everyone who has faith in Jesus as their Saviour, and their children, to join us as we take communion. We don't have a set format so simply follow the guidance given at the time by the gathering leader.
Can I get prayed for?
Yes, definitely. If you would like prayer please speak to the person you came with, a Welcomer, or any of the people you see at our prayer place.
You are under no obligation to give any money into our offering as this is primarily for church members. But equally please do not hesitate to give if you want to do so. If you are a UK taxpayer and wish to Gift Aid your offering, please put your details on the outside of the envelopes (which can be found in the offering baskets) and your money inside.
Almost all our Sunday meeting talks are recorded and made available for free download
. You can also browse our online recordings archives.
We hope this page has answered most of your questions, but if not please don't hesitate to contact us