What to Expect
Woodside Church is a community of around 400 people from all different cultures, ages, stages and walks of life.
We love music, great teaching from the Bible and quality friendships. We are a very diverse community, just like Bedford itself.
We sing songs to Jesus, hear teaching from the Bible and then enjoy a good old chin wag over some seriously good coffee.
Come just as you are and we’ll show you round.
Enabling children to EXPLORE God, get EXCITED about Him and to ENGAGE with Him as a result.
At Woodside we love having lots of children around. We want children to have fun, whilst being safe, and believe that they too can get to know God. On Sundays we have the following groups available, all are welcome!
EXPLORE (crèche) is our group for all children aged 2 and under.
There are lots of toys available in this well-resourced room for your child to explore. You are welcome to stay with your child, or, if you prefer, the team will be happy to look after them for you during the preach
If your child is aged 3-4, then EXCITE is the place to be.
Running from the time that the banner goes up, our friendly leaders will be ready to welcome you. There are lots of toys to play with, alongside an activity session which will hopefully begin to get you excited about who God is and what he can do.
ENGAGE is our group for 5-11year olds where we have loads of fun, but learn a lot too.
During their time with us children will have the opportunity to engage with God, meet our friendly group leaders and hopefully make friends with each other too.
Frequently asked Questions
I’m not religious. I’m not sure I would fit in at your church, would I?
Great neither are we. Religion is a list of rules to either get proud about or despair about. We believe Jesus is the only person to have lived perfectly and everyone else has lived imperfectly. So in short..yes you’d fit in.
Do I have to wear my Sunday best?
No come as you are. Some like to dress up, others down. We come as we are before God together with our friends.
I have Children is there anything for them?
No. Just kidding. We at Woodside love family and view ourselves very much as a family church. There are lots of activities for children of all ages on Sunday morning and throughout the week.
How long will the meeting last?
Our meetings last 1 hour and 30 mins. That doesn’t include our social time at the end though!
Do I have to give any money?
Giving financially is considered as part of our worship but it is for those who consider Woodside their home and want to contribute to the family.
I’m hard of hearing do you have a hearing loop fitted?
Yes we do. Just turn your hearing aid to the loop setting.
I’m disabled, do you have wheelchair access?
Our premises are accessible for those with wheelchairs and if you need one we can lend you one.
I have lots of other questions. Is there someone I can talk to someone?
We have a fantastic welcome team who are available for you to meet on Sundays. Feel free to call 01234 272022 to meet one of the welcome team.