17 January 2021: In The Bleak Midwinter
On Monday 18th January at 8pm, Patrick Regan, CEO Of Kintsugi Hope, is doing an online session on YouTube exploring how we can look after ourselves and our communities in this difficult season of lockdown. Some of you might find it worth a watch.
2 January 2021: Activities at Church Premises Suspended
In view of the current situation regarding Covid-19 and now being in Tier 4, we've reluctantly taken the decision that our services will be online only for the first few weeks of the year. We will not be meeting in person at Church, but will continue to monitor the situation on a regular basis. Face to face meetings for young peoples' groups are also suspended as per government guidelines, but do check in with group leaders for details of online activities.
If you or someone you know is in need of support or would like prayer at this time, please get in touch with the minister or contact us.
17 December: Advent Window
If you're passing our church, do stop to take a look at our advent window.
A reminder too that if you plan to attend one of the carol services on either 20th or 24th December, please contact us to book ahead so we can ensure we can fit people in whilst keeping everyone safe. Note that the service on the 24th will be a repeat of the one on the 20th.
6 December: Church Reopens for Worship
Our church is re-opening for Sunday morning worship on 6 December as we continue to celebrate advent. We have measures in place to keep you safe when attending church in line with current guidelines, but as seats are limited we ask that you book in advance to attend. Please contact us to book a seat. The sermon and prayers will also be available online here.
Rememeber to check with group leaders if you are unsure if, when or where your group is meeting, as some groups are returning to meet at the building whilst others continue to meet online.
Wednesday's Share & Prayer will again meet online this week for any who want to join us.
29 November: Advent
Although perhaps a little hard to believe, this week we start the season of advent. The sermon is available online here, but as lockdown 2 comes to an end we will be re-opening the church for Sunday morning worship and some other activities next week, and the weekly sermon will continue to be available online for those who are unable to attend or not ready to return.
We continue to work hard to ensure that our buildings are safe for people to return in line with the latest Government guidance and advice from the Baptist Union of Great Britain, but as seats are limited we will again be asking people to book to attend church services. Please contact us to book. Do check with group leaders if you are unsure when and where your group is meeting, as some groups are returning to meet at the building whilst others continue to meet online.
Wednesday's Share & Prayer will continue to meet online for any who want to join us.
7 November: Lockdown 2
Unfortunately, activities that take place at our church building have been suspended again as we enter another period of lockdown. This includes our Sunday morning worship from 8 November. Some of our groups and activities, however, continue to meet online, so do check in with group leaders for details, and our Sunday sermon and prayers will continue to be available online - this week the topic is Entrusted with Talents
As we face another spell of lockdown, we wanted to create some space for people to share the highs and lows of lockdown and to have the opportunity to pray for each other. So starting this Wednesday at 8pm we're running a virtual 'Share & Prayer' group on Zoom. It will be fairly informal and anyone is welcome to come along, so do contact us if you want details of the Zoom link.
23 October: Spring Harvest Pop-Up
Spring Harvest are running a virtual pop up event this half term from 26 to 31st October with live and brand new pre-recorded content for all ages, including Cheeky Pandas, worship training sessions, Big Start, evening celebrations, and much, much more! Sounds fun! All the details are on their website.
27 September: Church Re-opens for Morning Worship
This morning we re-open our church for morning worship.
Some, but not all, activities are returning to the church building. Please check with groups leaders for up to date details
23 September: Church Re-opening
We plan to restart some activities at church, including Sunday morning worship, from Sunday 27 September.
We have worked hard to ensure that our buildings are safe for people to return in line with Government guidance and advice from the Baptist Union of Great Britain.
Please note that we are asking people to book for church services as we will need to limit numbers and not all activities are back, some remain suspended. We will continue to make content available online for those who are unable or not ready to return at the moment.
16 August: Update
Although we are working towards re-opening our building soon, activities at our church premises remain suspended until further notice due to coronavirus. We continue to monitor the coronavirus situation locally in view of the increasing number of cases, and will make an announcement as soon as we are able to confirm a re-opening date. In the meantime, bear with us, and check out the regular sermons etc. that are posted online.
1 July: COVID-19 Update
Activities at our church premises remain suspended because of the current coronavirus situation. As lockdown eases, we will be reviewing new government guidance, alongside advice from the Baptist Union of Great Britain, to decide when it is safe and practical to restart some activities at the church. At the moment we don't know when that will be, and in what form that will take, as it is unlikely that we will be able to return to 'normal' for a while yet. This page will be updated once any firm decisions are made.
This week's sermon is titled 'Workers In The Harvest Field'.
A reminder that Alpha Online starts on Wednesday 17 June. Please ensure you register at email@example.com if you want to participate or find out more about the course.
7 June: Trinity Sunday
This week's recording includes sermon, communion and prayers. Click here to listen.
We can now confirm that our Alpha Online Course will be starting on Wednesday 17 June at 7.30pm. With everyone so isolated at the moment, we thought it would be good to connect with others in the community online! So we're running a course where everyone watches an episode about questions around the Christian faith, then chats about it together online.
There are 12 sessions, including a weekend session.
If you'd like to find out more or register for the course, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01604 491966.
If you're a church member prayerfully consider who you might invite along.
You might also want to check out this short video.
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.