Baptist Church

Bovingdon Baptist Church: Who are we?
A community of followers of Jesus Christ:

* learning to follow more closely

* seeking to share God’s love with the village of Bovingdon through our prayers and service

* living the life of worship in our everyday lives

WEEKLY SUNDAY WORSHIP, 10.30 am – 11.45 am:

  • relaxed and informal services built around Worship and the Word
  • week by week we are encouraged, challenged, changed and helped by the teachings of Jesus and the things we read in the bible
  • school-age children stay in for the first 15 minutes, then have a ‘Sunday Club’ which helps them discover the relevance of the bible for themselves
  • our songs and prayers have a modern, everyday feel to them
  • we have baby toys and a rug available for babies/toddlers so that they and their parents can stay in church for the service
  • each week, Fairtrade filter coffee is served after the service and people stay and chat
  • prayer is also available after the service, for any who require it
  • we usually have a Communion Service on the 2nd Sunday of the month

MESSY CHURCH: 3rd Sunday of the month, 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm – church for all ages, but not as you know it (see below for more info)!

LIVE THE LIFE: 4th Sunday of the month, 8.00 pm – 8.45 pm – reflective, prayer and worship-based service

HOUSEGROUP: usually meets twice each month, for mutual support, prayer, and time to reflect on various issues.

COFFEE MORNINGS: 10.30am – 12noon. 1st and 3rd Mondays each month – a time to meet friends and chat.

PRAYER: we regularly meet together for prayer. If you would like us to include you in our prayers, please put a request in the church letterbox (to rear of church, facing Apple Cottages) or send it to us via our website (www.bovingdonbaptist.org.uk).

TRAIDCRAFT STALL: Traidcraft goods are on sale at times throughout the year, after the morning service. We are working towards Fairtrade status.

ALPHA COURSES: A safe place to explore questions of faith with people who believe. Contact Mary for details of the next 10 week course.

ALL-AGE SERVICES: Held on special occasions: Mothering Sunday, Fathers’ Day, Harvest and Christmas. They last for up to an hour and all are welcome to come and join in.

See noticeboards, website and posters for details.

Sunday 10th October, 10.30 am Harvest Festival (collecting for Tools With A Mission) Friday 24th December, 5.00 pm Christmas Eve Community Christingle
Sunday 3rd April 2011, 10.30 am Mothering Sunday
Sunday 12th June 2011, 10.30 am Fathers Day

‘The members of this church want to love God more, love each other more and love other people more.’ We are a church that seeks to serve the local community:

* In village clubs and societies

* Through links with the school and Brownies

* Helping at the Mount visitors’ centre

* Holding ‘Messy Church’ on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 3.30 pm, with games, crafts, Bible stories, a brief time of worship and food for families to share together

* We are also available to talk with you about weddings, funerals, believers’ baptism and infant dedications

HALL HIRE: Our church building is available for hire to local community groups and for children’s parties.

Please phone 01442 833390

TO FIND OUT MORE: If you would like to contact us, then please phone the church office: 01442 831756, or leave a message via the church website: www.bovingdonbaptist.org.uk

Minister: Reverend Mary Moody (01442 831756).