Welcome

Witnesham Baptist Church       
 
   Where people   ------
meet people ------
 meet God
Seeking God's guidance for the future of His work here at Witnesham. Follow the link The Future to see this stage of the journey 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.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4 v 10
Coronavirus update.
 
While we are unable to gather physically, Pastor Andrew has been recording messages on YouTube.
These can be accessed via this link Witnesham BC. The latest Sunday message will be available by 10:30am on the day, you are welcome to join us.

We continue to review Government requirements and guidance for Churches and at present all onsite services and activities remain temporarily, suspended.


Our Trust remains in Jesus Christ who strengthens us in all situations.

Letter for the month

So, we are on the ‘road’ out of lockdown; all schools went back on 8th March and then almost four weeks later they break up for the Easter Holidays! As you read this it may be just before or just after the Easter week-end but did you notice in the previous sentence I wrote Easter HOLIDAYS?

Well, if we break down the word holiday it is holy days and that is what Easter is. Starting on Maundy Thursday when Christians remember the time when Jesus had a ‘last supper’ (see painting by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci) with his friends and told them about what was to happen to him over the next few days. Then after early morning mock trial during the Friday afternoon Jesus is crucified on a cruel rough wooden cross. Then we rejoice and remember the resurrection of Jesus on the Sunday. So, each day of the week-end Thursday to Sunday are HOLY DAYS; days set apart to remember, be thankful and rejoice in all that I believe Jesus has done for me – for full details of what He has done for me contact me on 07851060482 or via Witnesham Baptist Church web page.

One aspect of remembering the events affecting Jesus hasn’t changed over the following two thousand odd years. Persecution, prejudice, racism, fear and holding on to power. Over recent weeks we have witnessed on the news reports of the persecution of protestors in Myanmar where military generals want to hold onto power, fear losing it and hold mock trials to justify their actions. Across many countries Christians and people of other faiths are persecuted by atheistic leaders who both fear losing control/power and also fear the truth of Jesus! Even in our own country false claims are made about Christianity and people fearing the truth discredit Jesus and the church. I would add here that unfortunately that Christians can often be prejudiced and racial towards other of different views – this is as wrong as those who persecute Christians.

In our so called civilized society and with all our acquired knowledge over the centuries we still haven’t learnt much or changed the ME culture; “I am the most important person” “I am tolerant if you agree with me”. What is the middle letter of the word sin? It is I and sin is going against and/or disbelieving God. It is saying I am more important than God the true and great ‘I AM’ (Exodus 3v14). I invite us all to look at ourselves and see where our prejudices are and learn to be more tolerant and considerate to others, all others.

May you all know the love and peace of Christ Jesus.

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 further details.

 

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