Worship

What is worship like at MCC?

Our worship service is a mixture offering something for most everyone. We sing some traditional hymns as well as contemporary worship songs. We have a bit of liturgy but with a more informal feel. We have serious times but also believe that laughter is good for the soul. We believe worship should be a celebration not a dry, boring event. Visitors comment how refreshing our services are and how different from their experience of church in the past.

What type of people worship at MCC?

Our congregation can be described in one word: diverse. You will see all of God’s human creation at MCC, including young and old, women and men, gay and straight, trans and bi, singles, couples, families and children. We welcome all nationalities and ethnicities, abled and disabled, rich and poor. We truly believe that God’s love is for all and we find blessing in the diversity of God's creation.

What time does worship start and how long is the service?

We worship every Sunday at 11 am in our church on Hannington Road in Pokesdown in Bournemouth (BH7 6JT).

Our services are usually between 70 to 85 minutes long.

Is the building accessible?

Our building is old with the main part having been built in 1896. However it is all at ground level with no stairs making it relatively easy for anyone with a physical disability to get around. Some of our doorways are a bit narrow but wheel chair users have been able to maneuver throughout. Our Order of Service and Weekly News are available in large print for those who need; simply let one of us know. We regret that we do not have a hearing loop.

What should I wear?

There’s no formal dress code at MCC and the attire on Sundays is just as varied as our worship styles. You will see a bit of everything: people in their 'Sunday best', folks in 'business casual', and those in jeans and t-shirts. You’ll even find during the warmer months people wearing shorts! It’s completely up to you to dress to your level of comfort. Most importantly, though, we look forward to seeing you, not what you’re wearing.