This page describes our main services, the ones for people with special needs, our prayer activities, our fellowship groups and where to hear recordings of our sermons.

Main Worship Services

There is a range of styles of worship at Totley Rise, as we believe it is important for everyone to be able to identify with a form of service which is particularly helpful to them. We normally have the following Sunday services, but please check our Calendar in case there are special arrangements:-

  • 09.00am 1st and 3rd Sundays quieter more traditional services, one of them with communion – 45 mins
  • 09.30 am 2nd and 4th Sundays Toddler Praise for under 5's with parents and carers lasting 30mins with singing and a story and something for every child to shake, rattle or bash !

Coffee will be served in the lounge following these early morning services.

  • 10.30 am A mid-morning service with a more informal and contemporary feel. Crèche facilities and Youth Church available. Usually lasting approx 1 hr. 15 mins

Again coffee is served in the lounge before and after this service providing an opportunity to make new friends

  • 6.30 pm Reflective Worship – the 4th Sunday in every month, and sometimes on the 1st sunday too. Usually a quieter space of worship and listening to God, to prepare for the week ahead. Sometimes this is a "Cafe Style" service" with a greater emphasis on informal interaction. Please check our calendar for dates.

Focus Church

A special church service for people with learning disabilities and cognitive difficulties. The service is a time for worship, creativity, fun and fellowship.....and an opportunity for carers to chill.

The service is on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 3.00pm to 4.30pm

If you are interested, please come along, or if you would like to know more, please contact Sue or John Freeman on 0114 236 6819 or email: sueandjohn6@talktalk.net

Hear our Sermons

A selection from our services can be found on our Podomatic Podcast Page.


Prayer is very important in the life of the church. After every 10.30 am Sunday Service, there is an opportunity to bring personal prayers to our Lord through the confidential help of our prayer team. There is a prayer chain for special situations and a weekly prayer meeting on Tuesday morning from 09.30 am - 10.00 am in the church where we aim to pray for the world, community and for healing and wholeness in the Church. All are welcome to join us for prayer and to stay for coffee afterwards.

The Methodist Church publishes prayer themes centrally.

Fellowship Groups

12 small groups meet in members' houses generally twice a month to pray and study the Bible and support one another to grow in discipleship. Three daytime and nine evening groups meet on different weekdays. To find a group suitable for you, or for more information, call Linda on 236 8977.