There's plenty happening in the life our our church! You'll find something for everyone, whatever your age or interest. Everything is designed to help you learn and grow in your faith, fulfil your potential and make a difference locally, nationally and internationally.

Sunday Morning Worship

Join us for our weekly Sunday services which take place at 9:15am and 11am in The Minster School, Southwell.

The Minster School is an award-winning modern, well equipped secondary school, completely rebuilt in 2008. It provides a great range of technology, meeting rooms and facilities to ensure that we meet each week in comfortable and relaxed surroundings. There's plenty of on-site free parking.

Our 9:15am Reflective Service is a quieter opportunity for worship and to hear the Bible message. There are refreshments available afterwards. Please note there is no children's or youth work available during this service.

Our 11am service is for everybody and there will be creche, children's and youth group meetings that run alongside the main service at this time. Refreshments are available before and afterwards.


Our events calendar

Find out what's happening in the life of our church.


GLOW (0-11 years)

GLOW is for children aged 0-11 years old. It stands for Growing Lives On the Word.

Sunday morning sessions provide a fun and active place where children can learn about God and grow in their faith. GLOW is run by a team of adults from Riverside who are passionate about teaching and sharing the good new of Jesus with our children in interactive, engaging, and action-packed ways!

GLOW (Small)

Youth (11-18 years)

The Riverside Youth Team are passionate about young people meeting together and encountering Jesus. Through various weekly events, young people have the opportunity to grow their faith and friendships.

  • Sunday Youth provides teaching and learning about faith
  • Friday Youth is all about fun with games, activities, challenges and food
  • Youth Connect happens on Tuesday evenings and is an opportunity to worship and dive deeper into the Bible
Youth (Small)
Riverside Sensory Space

Sensory Space

Our Sensory Space runs during the 11am service on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

Sensory space is a calm and quiet environment for all ages who need a sensory break.

We provide calming lighting and music, weighted blanket, regulating toys and a range of activities to help support needs. We’re also available to discuss specific needs or to just have a chat.

Connect Groups

These groups meet in many of our local communities throughout each week.

They provide an essential opportunity to share life together, building faith and friendship through regular worship, Bible study, discussion and social events. We have many Connect groups taking place, both in the evenings and during the day. You'll find more information about the groups on a Sunday morning and on our ChurchSuite app.

See the list of Connect Groups (via ChurchSuite)

Little Fishes (0-4 years)

Little Fishes meets each Friday during term time at the Riverside Centre, from 9.30am until 11.30am. (Please note Little Fishes has now finished for the summer. We are back on 13th September)

The group aims to provide a safe, stimulating and fun environment for toddlers, and an encouraging, supportive atmosphere for their grown-ups. Toys, books, activities and crafts are available along with coffee, tea and toast. Parents, grandparents and carers are all welcome.

Little Fishes (Small)

Interest Groups

Building connections through a shared interest.

Riverside Interest Groups provide opportunities for like-minded people to connect with God and with one another over a shared hobby or interest. From wine-making, crafts and cars to swimming, walking and running groups, there are so many ways to connect in with your Riverside family. Just follow the link below to find out more!

See the list of Interest Groups (via ChurchSuite)

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Men's and Women's groups

Riverside Men's and Women's groups meet regularly to have fun, encourage each other and share experiences of life and faith.

A range of events are planned throughout the year including meals, testimony and guest speaker events, Worship & Word evenings, walks and other activities. These relaxed events provide the perfect opportunity to invite friends along, to build relationships, provide support and explore faith together.

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Footprints are a group of parents and carers who adopt or look after children.

The group supports each other throughout the parenting journey, providing events, practical support, prayer and shared experiences and knowledge.

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A group for single women of all ages, Cherished meets regularly to provide friendship, biblical teaching and social events which encourage friendship and faith.


Throughout the year, we hold a range of courses designed to help you to grow in your faith, including Alpha and the Bible course. See the full events calendar for more details.