Our Sunday Services at Cowplain Church

Our Sunday Services at Cowplain Evangelical Church

We have two services that you are very welcome to come along to, discover more about our Sunday Services below!

Our Two Services

10am Discovery Service
10am Discovery Service

Our 10am Discovery Service is ideal for people who don’t usually come to church, and it’s a great service to come to if you’re checking out the Christian faith. The talks are topical, looking at what the Bible has to say about things that affect our lives today.

5pm Discipleship Service
5pm Discipleship Service

Our Discipleship Service is our teaching service for those who want to grow in their knowledge and of the Bible and grow deeper in their faith. The style of teaching is Expository, going through a book of the Bible verse by verse.

What to expect on a Sunday

As you come into the main church building there will be music playing and a relaxed atmosphere. You will notice there are all ages here at CEC.
You can sit anywhere you like, don't be nervous!


You will be welcomed at the door by one of our greeters. They will hand you a bulletin which gives information about the week ahead and other activities at CEC. One of our service hosts will be more than happy to help you find a seat, there is always space for you at church.

Message Outline
Message Outline
You will be given an outline which will be found inside your bulletin. The outline has the Bible verses and the points from the sermon. We encourage everyone to use this as it will make it easier for you to follow what the speaker is saying. The main points and Bible verses are also projected onto the main screen.

Worship is led by our team of team of talented musicians. All our worship songs and hymns are projected onto a big screen at the front, so there is no need to worry about not knowing the songs. Worshipping God is shown in many ways, and we encourage you to worship as you like.

Children & Youth Groups
Children & Youth Groups

After the notices from the Pastor, we welcome your children to our various groups. We have a creche for 0-4 year olds, Sunday Club for school years R-6 and Relish for school years 7-11. We are sure they will have lots of fun in their groups, but they are also welcome to stay in the service if they feel comfortable.

Bible Reading
Bible Reading

Our Bible passage for the sermon will be displayed on the screen and read by one of our service leaders. There are Bibles available at the Information Desk at the back of the church, or you are welcome to read along on your phone and tablet. We read from the New International Version (NIV).


The sermons are practical, down to earth and understandable. Our Discovery Service is for those checking out the Christian faith, so we allow our discovery service to be from the Bible and easy to understand. All the Bible passages and points will be on the screen, so the sermon is simple to follow along with.


Communion is celebrated twice a month, on the third Sunday morning Discovery Service. We encourage Christians to take part but we do not pressure you to take part, you can simply allow the bread and wine to pass you by. Gluten-free bread is available from the Information Desk.


At the end of the service our free teas, coffees, and biscuits are served from the Kitchen hatch and we would love for you to stay for some refreshments! This is a great time to get to know and catch up with you, so why not stay around for a while?

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? Let's answer them!

Where can I park when I visit?

When you visit Cowplain Church, you can park in the council-owned car park behind the church that is FREE all day Sundays and bank holidays, you are more than welcome to park there.

Charges do apply 8am-6pm on Monday to Saturday, please see the website for more information.

Cowplain Church Parking

Is there any public transport?

There are a few ways to get to us!

If you’re taking the bus, there is a bus stop just 2 minute walk from the church, called ‘Cowplain Shops’. The First number 8 bus stops there every 20 minutes. You can find the timetable here.

If you’re taking the train, there is a train station in Havant, about 4.5 miles from the church. There is a bus that runs from Havant to Weacock, which is then a short walk to the church.

We recommend checking bus and train timetables before coming.

If you’re cycling, we have a few bike racks outside the church for you to use at your need.

I've never been to church before, is that okay?

Of course it is! That’s so exciting that you’re thinking of coming.

If you need a Bible, pen, coffee, tea, water- we’ve got it all! Bible’s are at the Information Desk as you come in for you to use, pens are in the chairs and refreshments are served at the end of the service.

You don’t have to raise your hands in worship or know the words to the songs to come along. Church is a place to meet Jesus, you don’t need to worry about ‘knowing what to do’!

Our Discovery Service is for those who have never been before, so we explain all you need to know every time for those who aren’t sure. We won’t ask you to come to the stage or stand up and introduce yourself either- don’t worry!

If you would like to speak to the Pastor to ask more questions about Sunday, please ring him on 023 9226 2188.

I have children, can they come to?

Yes, of course! We love welcoming children into the church. We have 3 groups that run on a Sunday morning, for those from 0-15 years old.

Our groups are run by friendly, kind people, so your child(ren) will feel comfortable in their care.

Creche is for babies and toddlers aged 0-4 years old.

Sunday Club is for children in school years R-6.

Relish is for teens in school years 7-11.

I have hearing difficulties, do you have a hearing loop?

Yes, we do! We want everyone to hear the Word of God, so we have the hearing loop on every Sunday.

If you have further difficulties, please speak to our Church Administrator so we can accommodate further help.

Can I watch online?

We love gathering in person as a church family, so we recommend coming in person, but if you cannot then we livestream our Sunday morning service every week.

You can find the livestream, and past services, on our YouTube channel.

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