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Ways to stay in touch

During this unusual time, when meeting face-to-face isn’t a possibility for most of us, we need ways to stay connected. I’ve written a summary of all the ways we are using during this time – and you can read it here. Please do try at least one!

Current Coronavirus news

In common with most other churches, and following the advice of the UK Government, the Baptist Union, and the URC, we are suspending Church services, meetings and groups, both adult and children, until the current pandemic has passed. We’re operating a number of programmes to ensure that everyone associated with the Church is supported –…

Phone Buddy

If you missed the opportunity to join our ‘Phone Buddy’ scheme, but would be happy to be put in touch with someone from our community who is stuck at home through the current health situation, please complete the form below – we do need all the information requested, but we will keep it confidential.

Corona Virus advice

You may be wondering how the current Corona Virus situation affects Church. So here’s where we stand. First – there’s no need to panic. Current Government advice does not suggest that Churches should cease meeting. We’ll link to the best advice currently available from the Baptist Union, from the BBC, from the NHS, and from…

Advent/ure

One things I’m sure of in this time when a General Election coincides with the season of Advent. And that is that come Friday there will be almost equal numbers of people who are delighted and disappointed by the result. It’s the way our system works – or fails to work. This election season –…

Vision, Values and Mission

People have a right to know what we’re up to. Following Jesus isn’t about joining a secret society; our agenda is plain for all to see, and if our methods are underhand or dubious, that undermines everything we do. Some while ago we set out to clarify just what it is that we are doing,…

Troublesome Jesus

Through Lent this year we’re following the ministry of Jesus as he travels towards the Cross. And we’re looking at those moments where he is particularly awkward. Time after time, Jesus shows those around him that there are two different ways to live and think in this world, and he challenges us to choose to…

The Bible Course: Keeping up to date

Our new discipleship course gets started this coming Sunday evening – details here. We really hope that people will be able to attend every week, but in case circumstances make that impossible, our friends at Christchurch Baptist have the video files on their website. Click this link to see all the video files. Books will…

Week of Prayer

The week beginning 3rd September is our ‘Week of Prayer – when we commit the life of the Church for the coming year to God. It’s always a joy and a blessing to meet together to offer back to the one who is the Lord of the Churh everything that goes on here. Here’s how…