Due to the current coronavirus situation we have taken the decision to suspend all activities that meet at the church for the foreseeable future. This is in line with Government guidance and advice received from the Baptist Union of Great Britain. We encourage church members not to meet up over this time period, but stay in touch via phone, texts, social media platforms etc.
But that doesn't mean nothing is happening in our church community even though many of us are hunkered down at home. Our minister Stuart, will be recording his sermons which you can listen to here and at 10.45 am each Sunday morning we are asking everyone to spend some time in prayer to commit each other to God.
The 24-7 Prayer website also has resources to prayer specifically about our response to the coronavirus.
31 May: Pentecost
This week we celebrate the birth of the church, Pentecost. This recording includes both the sermon and prayers.
26 May: Try Alpha
Ever wanted to ask questions about life and meaning? We'll soon be be starting an Alpha Course at Carey where we'll be exploring some of the big questions of life. This will be an online course and exact details will be announced shortly, but if this is something that might be of interest, please Contact Us. You might also want to check out this short video.
20 May: Events Online
Many are frustrated that we can't get out and about as usual during lockdown, despite it looking like we're in for a sunny Bank Holiday weekend. Many events have had to be cancelled, including the 'Big Church Day Out'. However, there is good news in that an alternative 'Big Church Day In' has been organised for this Sunday, 24 May, with some of the best Christian artists performing live from home. You can watch exclusively from www.youtube.com/bigchurchdayout. The main stage starts at 6pm.
Also Spring Harvest continue to release brand new content on their YouTube channel which is still available to enjoy for free. They've also announced a special edition of Spring Harvest Home over Half Term, starting on 25th May. This includes two brand new editions of Big Start full of fun with Martha and Joe, a ‘Thought for the Day’ each morning by Bob Hartman - bestselling children’s author and storyteller - and much, much more! Worth checking out. Enjoy!
10 May: Christian Aid Week
Our theme this week is Christian Aid. Click here to listen to the service. If you are able to give to Christian Aid, you can donate online at https://www.christianaid.org.uk
3 May: Sermon & Communion
This week communion forms part of our service. So grab some bread, juice, whatever you have to hand, and click here to begin.
26 April: Burning Hearts & Open Eyes
Click here for this week's sermon, Burning Hearts & Open Eyes.
19 April: Update
This week we continue to remember the events of that first Easter. The sermon is titled Peace Behind Locked Doors.
Some of us have been enjoying Spring Harvest Home during the week. There's lots of great content to engage with online for all ages built around the theme of "Unleashed: The Acts Church Today". It will be available on YouTube until at least the end of April, so why not tune in to encounter God. Further information can be found on the Spring Harvest Website.
During these days of lockdown it is also important to look after your mental health and wellbeing. We've therefore put together some links to resources on our COVID-19 page which we hope will be useful.
12 April: Easter Day
Happy Easter everyone. Christ is Risen! Hallelujah! This week's sermon is A Strange Easter. Sermons and reflections from previous weeks can be found on our Recent Media page.
11 April: Spring Harvest Home
Some of our members should have been heading off to Spring Harvest this weekend, but due to COVID-19 that is clearly not possible. Although a huge disappointment, the upside is that we can now all participate as the organisers have announced Spring Harvest Home, an online event that is being delivered on YouTube for free from 13 to 17 April. So you can now do Spring Harvest from your living room! Full details are available on the Spring Harvest Website.
8 April: Holy Week
Reflections for Maunday Thursday and Good Friday can be found on our Recent Media page.
5 April: Palm Sunday
This week we remember the events of Palm Sunday. The sermon Mixed Emotions is followed by communion.
29 March: This Week's Sermon
This week's sermon "The Passion" now available here. Click on "Recent Media" to see the full list of online sermons.
27 March: Choose Faith Not Fear (Part 2)
Watch Part 2 of Nicky Gumbel's talk, "Choose Faith Not Fear" on YouTube.
22 March: This Week's Sermon
This week's sermon "Three Women And A Baby" now available here.
20 March: A National Call to Prayer
A National Day of Prayer and Action has been announced by the presidents of Churches Together in England regarding the coronavirus, for this Sunday 22nd March. In an excerpt from their joint letter they wrote "At such a time as this, when so many are fearful and there is great uncertainty, we are reminded of our dependence on our loving Heavenly Father and the future that he holds. Therefore, at 7pm (GMT) this Sunday, light a candle in the windows of your homes as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, our source and hope in prayer."
20 March: This Sunday
In addition to Stuart's sermon being avialable online here you might want to check out some of the following as we're unable to meet:
Radio 4 has a morning service at 8.10am with the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Radio Northampton also has Christian worship at 6 to 9 am.
Hillsong are broadcasting on Freeview channel 65 and Sky 582 at 6.30pm.
Songs of Praise is on BBC 1 at 1.15 pm.
There's also many churches streaming services and content online
19 March: Choose Faith Not Fear
Worried about current world events? Watch Nicky Gumbel's talk, "Choose Faith Not Fear" on YouTube.