About Riverside Church

Riverside Church is full of people who are trying to love God, each other and their community. We are a multi-cultural family, from all walks of life.


We meet on Sunday mornings from 11am-12.15pm in the hall at Parkstone School. We serve refreshments afterwards for those who want to stay around and chat.


The service is relaxed and informal, with songs, prayers and engaging bible teaching. Everyone is welcome to join us, whether you would call yourself a Christian or are simply interested in finding out more.


For young children we provide a crèche, and run other fun-packed groups for older children. These activities run for part of the service.


We are an evangelical church. This means we believe the Bible is God’s first and final authority on all matters of belief and behaviour.


We are part of the Church of England. We are part of the parish of St John Newland.