Christmas at River…

There are all sorts of things happening over the Christmas period in connection with the various groups in River Community church.  This Sunday (4 December) River Kids are taking the whole service, and we look forward to worshiping and learning together as they lead us.


Sunday 10 December we will be singing and running a stall at Lawley community Christmas event. All offers of help appreciated.

Sunday 18 December River will be holding a carol service at 3.30pm.  Informal traditional carol service in a modern River style, with a warm welcome to everyone and Christmassy refreshments afterwards, why not come and join us?

Whatever you are doing through Advent, and over the Christmas period, we wish you a very special Christmas filled with peace and God’s love.


Let there be flowers and pies!

A chance to show love in a practical way, the flower bulb planting around Lawley in October as part of River Flows Out was well attended.  November River Flows Out saw us give free mice pies to local residents, along with details of the upcoming carol services in local churches.  Where will 2017 River Flows Out events lead us…?  dig-drop-done-bulb-planting

Weekend Away!!

Cloverley LargeFancy a weekend in a beautiful, well equipped, extremely comfortable, warm large country house with River church, 10-12 February 2017?  Book your place with us as whole church to Cloverley Hall, only around 30minutes drive away.  We can’t wait to enjoy time together as a whole ‘family’, away from the usual pressures of life, able to laugh, learn and worship together, not rushing to the next job.  There will be lots of free time to relax and play, swim and walk in the 11 acres of grounds.

This is the first weekend River has attempted, and we are planning a programme to suit everyone.  Come on, come away with us and book now through Faith Robinson.   See H for more details or pick up the booking form from River church on a Sunday afternoon.  Bookings to be completed before Christmas.  Bring on the House party!!

Get Ready…Quiz!


The St Johns vs River quiz was great!  Thanks to Home for hosting us, and to everyone that came and participated in such a fun night out.

Both churches had won one quiz each before we began and it was a very close fight by the end of the night, but congratulations must go to this year’s winner…..St Johns!  This will now be engraved on the trophy for 2016.

Come and visit us…


We would love to see you, and invite you to come get to know the River Church Community.  We meet at Lawley Primary School, in the main hall, on Sundays from 3.30pm.  Click here for more details.

The service is usually finished by 5pm, but you are welcome to stay and chat, have refreshments, and get to know people- we are there until nearly 6pm most weeks.

On the last Sunday of the month, we are active in our community through ‘River Flows Out’ starting at 2pm.  See River Flows Out page for more details, or get in touch as the activities change each month.

Come and say hi!  It might be very different to what you are expecting🙂

One Bright Week in summary

What a week!  Through the many activities planned, God moved in many ways and ‘bright’ened our town.  Find out a little here about how One Bright Week went


Life Group


Life Group

Every other Monday 8pm-9:30pm

Never been part of a Life Group?  Speak to us about why people want to be a part, or come and see for yourself

As we grow we will be looking to start a new group out of this one in the future

Read more about Life Groups on our Life Group page


River Flows Out

Love In Action

Throughout 2015, we saw a variety of activities including a treasure hunt, cream tea and rounders, trip to the beach, craft activities, bouncy ball races, litter picks and loads of fun, building community.

Now we are looking forward to all that 2016 will bring, which may include a group going to the Big church Day Out and the young people are planning to go to Soul Survivor Week A

Romans 12:1 (The Message)

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.

Hebrews 13:16 (The Message)

 Make sure you don’t take things for granted and go slack in working for the common good; share what you have with others. God takes particular pleasure in acts of worship—a different kind of “sacrifice”—that take place in kitchen and workplace and on the streets.

Prayer Central

PrayerCentralLogoPraise, Worship and Prayer in the heart of Telford

Several different local churches jointly come together to form Prayer Central on the last Sunday of each month as a rule.  Held at the Chapel of Christ the King, Meeting Point House, Southwater Square, Telford, TF3 4HS

6.30pm- 8pm – all are welcome

Different themes and different people facilitating each month. Drop in!

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.