“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 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.
 
Welcome
Coronavirus July update.
 
It was with great reluctance that all activities and services at Witnesham Baptist Church were temporarily cancelled due to the Coronavirus. The latest easing of restrictions means Churches can now open for prayer and services if they satisfy certain requirements. Having reviewed the Government health and social distancing advice and requirements we do not believe it viable to reopen at this time. Therefore all onsite services and activities remain temporarily suspended.
 
While we are unable to gather together physically, Pastor Andrew has been recording some video messages. These can be accessed from the drop down diary tab under the Services and Activities menu. Additional videos are being added the latest Sunday message will be available by 11:00am join us by following the link on the diary page.
 
Our Trust remains in Jesus Christ who strengthens us in all situations.

Letter for the month

Hello everyone, are we getting back to old normal or adjusting to new normal or new changing every day? Schools should be returning this month but when I’m writing this there was talk about a trade off and public places like pubs would have to close again. One thing for us at Witnesham Baptist Church is that we are not yet re-opening. This includes not restarting Mums & Toddlers or 3C@WBC – sorry if that disappoints you but health and safety dictates this decision. It also means that we won’t be going into Witnesham & Otley schools with Open the Book as we have for the last 9+ years – a disappointment on both sides.

You may have read about the appointment of a new Priest-in-Charge for the Westerfield, Tuddenham and Witnesham Benefice. We at WBC rejoice with the Parish Churches as they begin a new season with a new priest. We also hope very much to work closely (as we have in the past) with her.

Earlier during ‘lockdown’ it appeared people were pulling together, supporting each other, being polite to each other when on a walk, run or queuing for the shop. Unfortunately, I’ve noticed a bit of a turn in attitude of people. Folk, and this is a generalization, seem to have become a bit more selfish and even aggressive in approach to others. It is as if I no longer want to be told by government or others what I can or can’t do; I don’t want to wear a mask, I don’t want to queue, I’m not going to keep my distance! I’ve notice also that peoples’ speech has changed, gone is the polite hello and it’s been replaced with abuse in a number of public places. I guess this reverting back to old ways is just a sign of man’s (human’s) sinful nature, a selfish nature and ability to quickly forget lessons learnt and supportive ways. Sorry for bit of rant and I’m sure none of the readers of our website are like this. But I am concerned how society soon turns to look after number 1 and disrespect others. God calls us all firstly to love Him and then to love others. You may not believe in God but please let us all pull together and love others!

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.