Sundays – Come and join us!
What to expect when you visit RCF on Sunday:
Sundays are a focal point of life at Rushmere Christian Fellowship when we come together to praise God and encourage each other as we sing, pray and read from the Bible. The all-age worship service starts at 10:30 am with praise and worship led by one of the RCF bands and then moves into a more formal teaching time when the children and youth leave the main hall for their age-appropriate groups. Once a month we celebrate communion together. We have a variety of speakers (see What’s On for details). This service usually lasts around 1¼ to 1½ hours. Afterwards we always serve tea and coffee (at the back of the hall) and this is a great opportunity to get to know people better.
When and where?
We meet for a worship service each Sunday at 10:30 am in the main hall of St. Alban’s Catholic High School, Digby Road, Ipswich, IP4 3NJ.
Car parking space is available on the left as you come in the main driveway to the School. Come to the main entrance of the School building and a member of our Welcome Team will be there to greet you and show you to the main hall which is just across the corridor from the reception area.
From the Lattice Barn roundabout on the Woodbridge Road, go along Colchester Road for 15 metres. Turn right into Lindsey Road and then right again into Digby Road. St Alban’s Catholic High School is at the end of the road.
What do I wear?
Come as you are! There is no dress code – everyone is welcome!
Can I sit anywhere?
There are no “reserved” seats – feel free to sit wherever you like.
Do I have to sing?
No, you don’t have to sing and you don’t have to stand to sing either. If you prefer to sit and listen to the music/words, then please feel at ease to do just that. Singing in tune is not required either!
Can my children attend?
We warmly welcome children of all ages at RCF. Part way through the service the Worship Leader will mention that the children will be leaving to go to The Ark
where they can participate in activities and hear Bible stories specially geared to their age group. We encourage those in school years 7 to 10 to attend Impact
. There is also an area set aside for very young children at the back of the main hall.
Are there disabled facilities?
Yes, there is disabled and wheelchair access to the building – via a ramp at the main entrance to the School. There are also specially-adapted toilet facilities available.
Will I be asked lots of questions?
You won’t be asked lots of questions. We are a friendly, welcoming church and we would love to get to know you more so that may involve a few questions being asked! However, we welcome your questions – before or after the service, or please do contact a member of our Leadership Team with any questions that you have before coming along to RCF.
Do I need to bring money?
You will see the collection bag going around the church usually during the singing of the second song. This money goes towards the ongoing cost of the church, the groups that run during the week or to other organisations that RCF specifically supports. If you are not a regular attender at RCF please do not feel pressured into giving, unless you want to.
Will I be expected to take communion?
At RCF we usually celebrate communion together once a month and this is open to all who love and serve God as a remembrance of what Jesus did for us on dying on the cross. However, if you are unsure, you are welcome to just observe and pass the bread and juice on to the person beside you.
Is RCF a Catholic Church as it meets in a Catholic High School?
No, RCF isn’t a Catholic Church. RCF doesn’t own its own church building, but hires the main hall and some of the classrooms at St Alban’s Catholic High School for the Sunday morning worship service and the children’s/youth groups.
We’d love to hear from you!
If you would like further information about Rushmere Christian Fellowship or any of the events or groups that it runs, please contact Stephen French on
T: 01473 431701
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