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Welcome to New Providence Church Ovenden

Welcome to our website! We meet for worship every Sunday morning at 11.00am. Coffee fellowship is from 10.15am when we gather in the Raikes room for coffee/tea and biscuits. Many newcomers find this a relaxing way to meet us. Parade service is on the third Sunday of the month.

When there is a fifth Sunday in the month we have a group service where all churches in the group share worship. It is held at each church in turn and begins at 10.30am. Our partners are New Hope and Heath. We now share ministry with Luddenden Foot URC so they take part in group services though they are not a member of the group.

Our vision is to know, love, live and share Jesus for a better world; to be a church where all who come are shown the new life on offer in Jesus. We preach from the Bible and sing songs (including modern ones) that remind us of biblical truths, like forgiveness, grace, salvation, and the majesty of Jesus.

We are a church for anyone. It doesn’t matter where you are in life, where you’re from or where you’ve been – there’s something for everyone.  We think it is important that you settle in gradually and at your own pace so no-one will push religion at you. You can find out more about our ministries here on our website, or by getting in touch. We hope to see you soon!

Frequent Activities


The B.B and Girls Assn.

We meet at the Carlton Centre. See Carlton Bookings for dates and times.  We have all sorts of activities suitable for various age groups and also learn respect for others.

Provi Circle

A group for the ladies of the church. We meet on the fourth Monday of the month, usually in a members house. Whilst having drinks and snacks, we discuss and arrange such things as Gift Day, Christmas and other lunches which are held throughout the year. This is quite an enjoyable evening and we begin at 7.30pm.


Besides gardening, we also look after the fabric of the building and recently built a new sign board which was designed by a member of the congregation. We cut and painted all the sections and erected it by the front wall. The writing was done by a specialist company.

Garden Gang

Meet each Tuesday evening throughout the summer to tend to the grounds. The biggest job is cutting the lawns but we now have it down to a fine art. It takes about an hour to complete the work so we are not much of a nuisance to our neighbours. You’ve guessed it! we finish with coffee and a chat. Meet us at 5pm if gardening is your forte.


Is a friendly group for those suffering depression and other anxiety problems.

We meet each Thursday at New Providence from 1pm to 3pm for a friendly chat, refreshments and to give each other support. We always welcome new members  so why not pop along to meet us. There is no need to suffer alone.

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