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What we Believe

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We believe in living out our Christian faith as effectively as possible, having an impact on those who have not yet heard or experienced the great news about Jesus Christ.

Baptist churches are found in almost every country in the world. As part of the world-wide Christian church, Baptists form one of the largest families of faith, alongside other Trinitarian Christian traditions such as Anglicans, Methodists, Reformed, etc.

For Baptists the concept of a family is important. The church is not so much a particular place or building, but rather a family of believers, committed to Christ, to one another and to the service of God in the world.  In this Baptist family everybody is equal, for everybody has a part to play in the service of God. There is no hierarchy of bishops or priests exercising authority over their members. Equality of status, however, does not mean that all have the same role. Each local Baptist church appoints its own leaders - or ministers - to have particular responsibility for preaching, teaching and pastoral care. Working alongside these ministers are also deacons, who together with the minister(s) form the leadership team of the local Baptist church.

Baptists are grass-roots people, with a particular emphasis on the local church. These local churches are self-governing and self-supporting, ranging in size from twenty or so members to many hundreds. Although each Baptist church is an independent entity, Baptists nonetheless have always believed in associating with one another - and so the churches come together in regional, national and international spheres to promote and support the fellowship of Baptists everywhere. The Baptist way of being the church is living together in community; in a family, if you like. The term 'Baptists Together' is used to describe the movement of nearly 2000 local churches supported by staff in 13 regional associations, three colleges and three specialist teams based in Didcot, Oxfordshire.

All Baptists adhere to the ‘Declaration of Principle’ which involves three steps that form the basis of the Baptist Union. Please click on the following link to find out more:
www.baptist.org.uk/Groups/220595/Declaration_of_Principle.aspx 

Sourced from The Baptist Union of Great Britain website: www.baptist.org.uk

 

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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details below) for our Sunday Service starting at 10:30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team who will be wearing a Welcome lanyard.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits after the service when COVID restrictions allow. It is a great way to meet people. All refreshments are free.

Plan your journey: 

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Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10:30am with a warm welcome from one of our leadership team. We then share news and notices, usually about what’s going on in the life of the church and also an opportunmity to share what God has done in church members life. Our Minister will then give a sermon that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then finish with a final worship song. Sometimes there is an opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service.

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What about my kids?

We have great family friendly services along with kids church for all ages.

When kids groups are on the activities vary depending on the age but there is always friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.

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Getting Connected


Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

Other Ministries

We also run the following ministries:

  • Community Cafe
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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Leadership 

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Revd Fiona Lee 
Minister of Bradninch Baptist Church

 
   

Fiona became minister of our church on 28th December, 2019, having moved from Alvechurch Baptist Church in north Worcestershire, with her daughter, where she was minister of that church for over 14 years. Before that, Fiona had trained at Bristol Baptist College to become a minister, gaining a BA (Hons) in Theological Studies; and previous to that, Fiona was trained as a Nursery Nurse, when she spent some 16 years working with children in various settings, including nurseries, school nursery classes, and at a Children’s Hospice in Romania. Fiona is now delighted to be serving the church and local communities of Bradninch and prays that God helps her to strengthen and lead people onward in their faith and love of God, whilst being available to help and support the community in any and every way she can.
   
 
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.