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Our Ministries


All people have the right to be treated with care and respect irrespective of their gender, disability, race, age, physical or mental infirmity/disorder, religious beliefs, background, etc.

Sunday School

We believe that children are precious to God. We strongly believe in teaching kids the values of Christianity in a format they can understand; in an environment of safety for the children and of peace of mind for their parents.

Age Groups

Every age group has its challenges. We believe in the power of togetherness but also in the customisation of ministry whether ministering to children, youth, young adults, vulnerable adults, elderly, etc.


We encourage families to worship together providing a safe environment where their needs can be met and their faith can be expressed and fully develop.

Spiritual Life

We believe in holy living and the expression of our faith. Spirituality and its expression is highly respected and encouraged to be practiced in all its plurality.


We emphasise the importance of individual and collective worship. Worship is directed to God's holiness and is expressed through prayer, music, singing, dance, etc.


We believe in discipleship and training as part of the Great Commission, therefore we provide teaching material and courses in a weekly basis on Bible, Ministry, Theology, Psychology, etc.


We believe prayer is the heart of the church, therefore we encourage personal prayer life style and also collective prayer through our services and prayer meetings.


We are active in fulfilling the mission of the church by sharing the love and the good news of Jesus Christ in our community and also sponsoring ministries abroad.

What to expect

  • Sunday Service
  • Mother & Toddler Group
  • Bible Study
  • Prayer Meeting

The service starts at 10:30am, and usually lasts an hour and a half, we have an informal, relaxed approach so don’t feel you have to dress up.

We generally start with a short music video, followed by our welcome, notices, and a time of worship. Then there is a message based on the Bible and experiences of following Jesus, that is practical and relevant.

During the message there is Sunday school for children aged 3 to 11. There, kids can enjoy a Bible story, craft and games.

We end our service with an opportunity for people to receive prayer. After the service, there’s a chance to meet people and enjoy some refreshments.

Welcome to “Riverside Tots” at the Elgin Community Church of God. We are a parent/carer & baby/toddler group that aims to provide a safe and comfortable place for parents & carers to meet and chat whilst their little ones play and develop their social skills with other children.

We meet every Tuesday from 10-11:30am during term time and offer activities such as free play and group singing. Snack and a drink will be offered to children and adults can enjoy a nice hot cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit. We charge £1 per child (or 50p for babies under 6 months) to cover costs.

The session structure is as follows:

10:00-10:40am: Free play with toys
10:40-10:45am: Tidy-up time
10:45-11:05am: Snack time
11:05-11:20am: Group singing
11:20-11:30am: Big toys/parachute

You can park buggies and prams in the entrance hall. There is a changing table in the disable toilet and there are footstools, toilet training seats and potties in the ladies’ and gents’ toilets. Please ask any of the helpers for anything else you might need!

For child protection reasons, you may take photographs of your own child, but please ensure that no other children are in the background.

We hope that you enjoy your time with us!

Every Tuesday at 7pm.

Every Thursday at 7pm.

Let your mess become your message!

What’s next?

If you have recently asked Jesus Christ to be your Saviour,
follow the link below to find some information that will help you in your new Christian walk.

Sunday Service - 24th May

Today’s sermon – from my house to yours – is called ‘Crucified with Christ’.
In this message Pastor Manuel talks about the importance of dying to self and live for Christ.

Sunday School - 24th May

Lesson: “In Prison

Worship - 24th May

“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name”
(Ps. 100:4).


You can follow Pastor Manuel’s messages here…

Download the messages (MP3)

Due to a technical problem on the SoundCloud platform we are unable to share all the messages as we usually do. Please, click on the green cloud icon to access the Google Drive folder and download the MP3 files for the previous series "How to live for Jesus".

"After a week of work, it's a privilege to be able to go to a place where God is worshipped in truth and spirit and where the spiritual food is fresh and refreshing and the fellowship amazing!"
Joanna Naserian


Check some recent and not-so-recent photos of our church (including those taken in Pinefield).

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Contact Us

Elgin Community Church of God

Sunday Service @10.30am

Riverside Gospel Hall
Bridge Street

Elgin, Moray IV30 4DE
01343 546 654

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