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What is mission?.....Perhaps its a young person venturing out, wondering where to go in the world with the skills he/she has, is mission knowing that it is a good thing to take the good news of Jesus to others in a third world country? Or is mission an older person, having devoted their life in service to God, apparently missing out on so much of life’s enjoyment today?

What if mission was so much deeper than our efforts to “help” God, and mission was actually God’s idea?

Jesus invited ordinary men and women to be his disciples. His command before ascending to heaven take the gospel to the ends of the earth…and through the obedience of this handful of people in their lives, and God’s Holy Spirit, the good news of Jesus Christ is transforming countless lives today! The apostle Paul walked hundreds of miles through Greece and Turkey, preaching the gospel and working amongst the people where he lived. He started many churches in those cities. And just as important were those who worked with Paul. I wonder how he would have defined mission? (We have Paul’s letters that give us an idea)!

We may think that how missions happens NOW is different to how it happened in Paul’s day, but today the world still needs the good news of Jesus, and we are all part of God’s plan, and this should be an encouragement to us. Our part in mission may differ from others we know and talk to, and how and when God takes us to that point will be different for each of us. Can we show God’s compassionate heartbeat for this world?......

( Matthew 4 vs 18-22 , 9 vs 35-38 and 28 vs 16-20, 1 Timothy 1 vs 3-4 and 12-17, 1 John 4 vs 10 and 19).

God's love effects people throughout the whole world and Dodd Road supports and promotes many organisations both overseas and nationally. God is doing amazing things in our world...
The Samaritan's Purse 
After sharing the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus said “Go and do likewise.” That is the mission of Samaritan's Purse—to follow the example of Christ by helping those in need and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel. More ...
International Justice Mission (IJM) 
IJM is a global team of lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activists and other professionals. They work to protect the poor from violence in nearly 20 communities throughout Africa, Latin America and South and Southeast Asia More ...
The Story of Open Doors 
The amazing story of Open Doors and what they are doing. Open Doors exists to strengthen the church to be the church in the most hostile places. More ...
MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) 
Mission Aviation fellowship operates throughout the world using small aircraft to fly medical professionals and much needed supplies to hard to reach places, as well has practical aid they also operate with the church to deliver bibles to remote locations More ...
As followers of Jesus, we use media to improve life, inspire change and instil hope in some of the world’s hardest-to-reach communities. Hard-to-reach comes in many forms. People may be geographically isolated, homeless or in exile. More ...
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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details here) for our Sunday Service starting at 10.30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits after the service which is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access and a disabled toilet in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10.30am with a warm welcome from one of our team members. Then follows a time of sung worship, led by our worship team. We typically have 2 or 3 songs lasting approximately 20 minutes. Sometimes a person might pray out loud or read a small passage from the bible. Sometimes people share things that they believe God is saying to the whole church family. This might seem strange the first time you hear it but it’s all part of our connecting with God. One of our leaders will then give a sermon that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then sing a final worship song and finish by sharing news and notices, usually about what’s going on in the life of the church.  Sometimes there is an opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service.


What about my kids?

We have a great programme lined up for kids of all ages:

  • Creche (0 months to 5 years). Children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their parent/grown-up at all times.
  • Sunday School (5- 10 years)
  • Youth (11-15 years) Every other week.

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome and songs. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of the songs, someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups. 

The children and young people group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, praying, music, craft and fun games. 


Getting Connected

Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group who would be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help either on Sundays or any other time of the week, please do get in contact. 

Other Ministries

We also run the following ministries:

  • Men's Ministries
  • Women's Ministries
  • Youth Work
  • Toddler Group(s) (Tots Aloud)
  • Foodbank


Get in touch with us to plan your visit

If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.            Contact Us

What happens next? We will contact you to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.


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Lead Pastor
Peter Graham
  Youth and Community Pastor
Aaron Watts
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We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes

The DRCC Team