“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." John 13:34-35
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Seeking God's guidance for the future of His work here at Witnesham. Follow the link The Future to see the journey so far and the latest bible reading plan.
Please pray for us as we continue to seek God on how we can be part of that journey.
It is with great reluctance that all activities
and services at Witnesham Baptist Church
are temporarily cancelled.

This is due to the current spreading of the Coronavirus.
We are acting on advice from NHS & Government.

Our Trust remains in Jesus Christ who strengthens us in all situations.
 
Pastor Andrew: 07851060482

Letter for the month

Dear Reader,

Well there was no cosmic shift, the lights remained on, and food remained on the shelves! Yes Saturday 1st February came and I’m led to believe we are now out of the EU and there appeared to be no difference to the day before. However, I am disappointed, shocked and even hurt by the way some have acted at the beginning of February. The notices put up around many places have been racist and hurtful to many and not reflective of the views of the majority. What I have not been able to understand is why people have reacted in this way?  Which ever way we view life, from an atheist, humanist or Christian perspective I cannot see how we can arrive at a racist or dominating position. Surely we all originate from the same place –

From my Christian view it is God who created each of us and that is in His own image. That image is not defined by country of birth or human descent but by the ability to love, to make choices. Obviously people make poor choices and not to love. Scripture [the Bible] indicates that life of humans began in the top end of the Persian Gulf where the rivers Tigris and Euphrates meet, it was later when the people began to build the Tower of Babel that God caused the people to be scattered and have different languages. God caused confusion not hate between folk with the reason that people would not become too self-absorbed and wanting to dominate each other and think that such behaviour was god like. God didn’t get it wrong but people continue to make bad choices prompted by evil intent.

Fortunately God didn’t turn His back on any of us and next month we can see how He provided us all a way to turn around and make better choices and live in His image. Mind you, you don’t need to wait for next month the opportunity to turn around is available today – I’m around to chat to if you want to know more. Next month bring Easter – not about eggs or bunnies but about the death of God’s only begotten Son – Jesus. His death and resurrection provides the way and means for turn around.

Meanwhile let us love and care for each other and acknowledge all are of worth and we are equal.

Pastor Andrew
 



Andrew is at the Church most Tuesdays and Wednesdays when not out visiting, do drop in if you are passing he will be pleased to see you.



Pastor Andrew Croft

If you have a more pressing pastoral need go to our contacts page for details, if he is unable to answer the phone please leave him a brief message and contact number.
 

We are a small rural Church situated in the community heart of the village of Witnesham, which is 5 miles from Ipswich. We are an open fellowship and all who love the Lord Jesus are invited to receive communion. We are friendly and informal and always give a warm welcome to visitors arriving at our services and activities. Come and give us a try, we would love to see you.

Worship times can be found by clicking on these links to our services and diary pages.

We have committed involvement in our local area including "Open the Book" teams serving local schools.

There is always something happening during the week at WBC including 3C@WBC.

See the activities and diary pages for futher details.

 

A Post Office Outreach service can be found in the conservatory room on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.