Become part of the family
This is a service for everyone - families and individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
Within the service there is usually a time for all ages before the children and young people leave for their groups. We also have our 'Mutley Matters' time where we share news of the church family and pray for one another.
Our services are a blend of worship songs from different eras. There is usually a sermon that follows our latest preaching series. On the first Sunday morning of each month we share Bread (gluten free) and Wine (non-alcoholic) in Communion, and all are welcome to participate.
Alongside the service we provide a créche, children’s groups and youth groups.
The service will usually run from 10 until 11 or 11.30am
Join us in the Sanctuary, or on Zoom
Meeting ID: 828 9596 2650 Passcode: 155595
Innovative and creative worship, discussion, tackling real issues, short talks, eating and praying together and much more...
For anyone willing to share with, and listen to others, or those willing to try
For anyone actively wanting to seek God and open to change and growth, new expressions of pray and worship
For anyone who wants to be part of a totally inclusive space, who loves or wants to love, and wants to see what it looks like to live like Jesus
Missed a service or want to listen to a sermon in your own time? Many are listed below
It’s never easy going somewhere new for the first time.
Don’t worry – whether you’re moving from another church, visiting on holiday or you’ve never set foot in any church, ever, we want you to feel especially safe and welcomed.
Here are a few things you might be keen to know.
Where can i park?
Approaching from the city centre direction you can take a left turn directly after the church into Napier Terrace where you’ll find the entrance to a large pay & display car park.
Coming from the other end of Mutley Plain is trickier if you’re not familiar, with barriers preventing a right turn into the road next to the church. You’ll just need to take an earlier right in the filter lane at the traffic lights by Co-op and into Ford Park Road, then after take the third left into Pentillie Road, and left again at the bottom of the hill. Follow that road up the hill and the entrance to the car park is at the top of the hill.
The car park is offers two hours free parking but you can pay for longer using an app.
There are steps up into the worship area of the church, but we have a portable ramp which one of our welcome team can put out onto the pavement for wheelchair users to enable you to use the permanent ramp into the church.
We have a loop system for our services.
Song words are projected onto screens - the colour scheme we use is one recommended by the British Dyslexia Association.
Do i have to join in?
Please sit wherever you want. Because our services are broadcast over Zoom, if you sit on either side you won't be shown. The camera usually only focuses on the stage at the front, but the back of your head may be visible if you sit in the middle near the front.
Our Sunday services include sung worship (sometimes hymns, other times more contemporary songs played by a band), prayers, Bible readings and a sermon or talk. You won’t be expected to sing or pray unless you feel comfortable. All of the words for songs and other parts of the service are shown on screens that are visible wherever you sit.
After the service we usually serve refreshments from the back of the church, and it would be great to get to know you. If you would like someone to pray with you after the service do ask the preacher.
What do i wear?
Anything you feel comfortable in, if you like to dress smart, smart casual, relaxed, shorts, flip flops, we want you to feel comfortable and that you can come to church as yourself.
Is there something for the kids to do?
Yes! We love the energy of kids of all ages and in addition to involving everyone in the first part of the service, the children and young people leave after about 20 minutes to go to groups for all ages from crèche up to year 13s meeting during the service. see our what's on page on our church life tab about kids church!
Our building stands out alongside convenience stores, pubs, fast food outlets and barber's shops at the city end of the bustling Mutley Plain – you can't miss us.
Behind the church there is a large pay & display car park (first 2 hours free). You do need a ticket from the machine for the 2 free hours, or if you plan to stay longer you can pay via the RingGo app. If you are coming to a Sunday service at the church 2 hours should be ample time.
If the top level is full, there is further parking on the next level down - turn right down Napier Terrace as you come back out of the top level and the entrance is on your right about 100 metres down the hill.
Mutley Baptist Church,
Plymouth PL4 6LB