We are The Lantern Community Church, an Anglican church in Marlow Bottom. Lantern started in 2015, bringing together worshippers from St Mary's Anglican church and Marlow Bottom Methodist church, with all kinds of people who were just interested in finding out more about God and joining in with what was going on.
Which? We have two services each Sunday. At 9.30 am the feel is more traditional and reflective, whereas the 11 am service is more contemporary and suitable for all ages; families are especially welcome. We meet together over coffee from 10:30am between the two services.
9.30 is often communion and a more formal, traditional service
11 is geared more towards all ages - twice a month we have children's groups, the other Sundays we meet altogether with a more informal, relaxed and contemporary feel to our worship.
Who? We are a church community that seeks to be 'fertile ground' where people can grow in their faith, a 'healthy body' that supports, encourages and challenges one another and a 'bright light' to the local community and beyond.
Church life? As a small church it is easy to get to know people and take part in our church activities. We have three Connect Groups that meet in homes. We meet several times a year for service Sundays; serving our communities and then gathering for a shared lunch afterwards. We run our Baby and Toddler group on Tuesday mornings and Community Corner for young families and older people together (1st Thursday of the month). We have an enthusiastic youth group for year 6 upwards as well as activities for younger children.