Godfirst Cheltenham gathers on Sunday mornings as those first disciples did to passionately honour the risen Jesus.
Our meetings start at 10:30am (10:15 for drinks) and we aim to finish around 12:15. We meet at The Parabola Arts Centre (Parabola Road, Cheltenham, GL50 3AA*) within easy walking distance from the town centre. Look out for our sail banners and friendly orange jacketed car park team. We access the building by the glass entrance on Parabola Road (see map below).
We have use of 10 parking spaces outside the Cheltenham Ladies College across Bayshill Road, down the Bayshill Road from the reception. There are 20 spaces in the car park at the end of Bayshilllane. There are 17 spaces behind Bransden House up Parabola Road next to Hotel Du Vin. You may find some free street parking on Parabola Road, pay and display on Bayshill Road and a pay and display car park on St Georges Road. Disabled parking is available outside the Parabola - please only use this parking if you are disabled. See the map at the bottom of this page.
What to expect during a Godfirst Sunday meeting
As our guest, we want you to feel welcomed, included and at ease. Come early and enjoy a cup of tea or register your children for kids church. At 10:25 am we move into the theatre our welcome team will be there to help you if you require any help.
Our meetings begin with all ages worshipping Jesus together. We use contemporary songs with occasional classic hymns with the words projected on the large screen above stage. Feel free to join in as much or as little as you are comfortable with.
Children & Youth
Our children and youth are with us during our sung worship. After a short break for family news, parents to take their children to kids church. Every other week our youth have their own meeting. We have a buggie area at the back of the threatre that you are welcome to use. Please don't be anxious about fussy babies, we aren't. More about Children & Youth
Bible teaching and breaking bread
We believe relevant and accessible preaching from the Bible, lasting 35 - 40 minutes, is a foundational element of our gathering. This normally lasts 35 - 40 minutes and is followed by a moment for the Christians in the meeting to focus on the saving work of Jesus by breaking bread together and making space for worship and for people to receive prayer.
What to expect after the meeting
After the meeting, people move into the foyer area to enjoy drinks and cookies. If you are a visitor, this is the time we would love to meet you in the Welcome Area. There you will meet some of our leaders who would love to tell you a little more about Godfirst and let you know how you can get connected to Godfirst Church.
The Parabola Arts Centre, Parabola Road, Cheltenham, GL50 3AA is accessed from the glass entrance on Parabola Road (not via the steps to the villa on Bayshill Road).