Dove Church

Dove Church is a more informal and participatory way of doing church. Currently it meets weekly in the Palace Gate Centre, normally on Wednesday lunch-times. It aims to help us develop an inclusive and open Christian community in which together we seek to discern who Jesus is for us now and how we follow him in today’s world.


We follow a contemporary liturgy for Dove Church, which enables us all to take part as we wish to. No sermon is given; instead a Bible passage is read and introduced before we discuss it around our tables. We pray for those we know to be in need and close with a blessing.

All are welcome to come along to Dove Church and join with us in the adventure of faith inspired by Jesus. If you would like to know more about Dove Church, please ring or email one of the Centre chaplains. Dove Church also has its own Facebook page.

At Dove Church, our emphasis is on growing as a community of people who are seeking to discern how we follow Jesus today. We don’t listen to just one voice but all have chance to participate if we wish to. Within the words of Dove Church, we share the light of Christ by lighting candles and remember the goodness of God.