Witnesham Baptist Church       
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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.
"Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests." Luke 2:14
Coronavirus update 11th December 2021

Sunday Gatherings in the building continue with some Covid safe practices :

 Face covering is now required all the time you are in the church.

Enter by the front door, use hand sanitizer, wear mask while in church and leave via back door.

Seating will be at sensible distancing.

Ventilation will be required, warm clothing strongly advised.

A copy of Andrew's Sunday messages are on YouTube via the link Witnesham BC. His latest Sunday message will be available by 4:00pm on the day, you are welcome to join us.

Letter for the month

Happy New Year everyone! As we move into a new year, I ask – How was last year, 2021? I think it was a very strange year; expectations high with vaccine roll out, normality setbacks, new strains of coronavirus popping up, need for vaccine top ups (sorry boosters), folk being sensible early in 2021 then seemingly to blow caution to the wind when government mandates relaxed. We’re still in a state of flux and unsure how to behave in order to keep virus free. I’m a bit disappointed that the early community spirit and caring for others of 2020 (first lockdown) didn’t fully carry on through 2021. How easy it is for us to revert to selfishness mode of lifestyle.

I noted this time last year that whilst all seems to keep changing around us God is the same yesterday, today and forever. God remains and cares for all even though many here and across the world neither notices or acknowledges it. One thing I’ve noticed in recent months is that folk haven’t been blaming God for all the things that are not going well. Not God’s fault that climate change is causing huge problems, not God’s fault for coronavirus mutations. Most of these are mankind’s fault by the way we behave with the world around us and how we interact with other people through lack of respect for others’. When we don’t care for the earth/planet things go wrong. When we don’t respect and care for others and our selfishness takes preceidence then things go wrong. Lessons spoken of over many years, illustrated clearly in the Bible and yet we seemed to have learnt nothing. Is this the year when we all stop, take stock of our behaviour and attitudes, consider the God of creation and seeking Jesus to help us do things differently by trusting Jesus, putting God first to please Him and then to actually love our neighbours, including those physically next door but all those other people we meet or see even if they are only on news reels.

We at WBC come together every Sunday to encourage each other to keep following Jesus, loving Jesus and so to love others, wanting the best for others before seeking the best for ourselves. It would be great if you would come and join us.

Happy and loving New Year to all.

Pastor Andrew

Andrew is at the Church most 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.
Worship times can be found by clicking on these links to our services and diary pages.

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.

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