Sundays – Common Questions
Here are a few questions you might be asking to find out more about who we are and what goes on, particularly on Sundays.
Do head to the find us page if you can’t find what you are looking for or scroll down for some links to other useful pages. You can also find information about groups and ministries on the Community page.
When and where do you meet?
Woodbury Avenue for 9.15am and 11.15am and until and including 16 September 2018 at 6:30pm
Lansdowne Church Central (from 23 September 2018) at 6:30pm
We also have a range of meetings happening throughout the week. See our What’s On page to find out more.
What are your services like?
Our morning and evening services have a mix of contemporary and traditional worship led by a live band. You’ll also find the words projected on a screen for you to follow if you are not familiar with the songs.
There will be a talk explaining a part of the Bible or answering questions which lasts about 30 minutes. Our ministers usually teach through a book of the Bible or a series of related topics.
Our full services are streamed live on the internet each Sunday and are available for a short period afterwards to watch again. You can also watch many of our previous services on our media library page or our Youtube channel.
What should I wear?
We have no dress code for our services so feel free to dress casually.
People of all ages and cultures attend our services so we hope that you’ll feel welcome whatever your background.
Is there parking nearby?
D each of our sites and their parking facilities go here to found out about our locations.
What about my children?
At Lansdowne Church, your children are very important to us. Providing a safe, secure and fun environment where they can learn about God is one of our highest priorities.
For all children in Reception to Year 5, Sunday School meets alongside the morning service in term time.
After a time of singing they have a time of teaching followed by age-appropriate application in small groups. We recognise our responsibility to support parents in their God-given responsibility to bring up their children in God’s ways. Children will often therefore bring home a sheet to enable parents to talk about the lesson at home too. There are also midweek activities for this age group, to see them click here.
For young people in school years 6 to 11 Young Church/Youth Church meet on a Sunday morning from 10.15am to worship God, read the Bible, learn more about the Christian faith and through this, develop a personal relationship with God. The Friday evening club and Sunday morning teaching are part of our youth work programme, click here to find out more.
Parents that are more comfortable keeping their children with them are welcome to have their children attend the adult service.
We also provide two crèches: one to care for babies and the other for toddlers. These are child friendly environments with age appropriate equipment and toys with care provided by a team of CRB checked helpers.
We have a dedicated team of teachers and helpers (all CRB checked) who have a real heart for children. Further information is available from the Church Office.
What happens Before or after the service?
At the end of the 9.15,6:30 or before the 11.15 service many people will stay to chat and catch up with one another.
We serve tea, coffee and biscuits between or after the evening service. There is also a Welcome Point where you can get details of all our activities and ministries as well as get connected with us as your regular church.
What about students?
We are just a few steps away from most of the main university halls of residence and we are very student friendly!
We have many students who attend our services and every week people in the church open their homes to them. This is a great way to get to know people in the church and other students, as well as eating fantastic food.
We have a dedicated student page with more details and the chance to contact a student co-ordinator directly. Alternatively if you would like to find out what is available for International Students, click here.
Bournemouth University and the Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) are both well known for excellence in the area of media and the arts. At Lansdowne we have many opportunities for students to help with our media and production teams, who each week manage live video production and simultaneous webcast of our services and produce DVDs and CDs. We can help train students interested in helping with live audio/visual production, camera operation and video mixing/directing. Get in touch via our Contact page to find out more.
Access and Facilities for disabled people
We have the following facilities for disabled people who wish to use our premises:
- Level entry to all sites for wheelchair access.
- Blue badge holders can park directly in disabled bays.
- Each site has specific toilet facilities for the disabled.
- Large print song words are available for the visually impaired.
For any other questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch by using our Contact page.