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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.
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.

Sunday Gatherings are now resuming in the building. We will continue with some Covid safe practices – enter by front door, use hand sanitizer, wear mask when entering/moving about and leaving via back door. Seating will be at sensible distancing, sing with or without masks will be individual choice. 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

Here we are again going into the month of remembering. In one sense we actually started remembering on last day of October as it was All Hallowed Evening a time to think of folk that had died over the preceding year and then on 1st November we continue remember as it is all Souls or All Saints Day; again, to give thanks to God for all those who died knowing, trusting and serving Jesus Christ in their lives and their influence on us. Then we come to 5th of month – bonfire and firework night. I remember the days, as I’m sure many more mature folk do, when children would make ‘guys’ and take then around often in wheelbarrows calling out ‘Penny for the guy’. The guy being then burnt on top of the bonfire. But do youngsters nowadays know about why we have bonfires and fireworks? I suspect not; so, parents/grandparents here is an opportunity for you to refresh your memory and pass on to children and grandchildren. The event isn’t to celebrate or glory in Guy Fawkes but to remember the failure of the plot and how King, Parliament and our democracy has continued since 1605.  However, more importantly we remember on 11th the Armistice that formally took place at the end of World War 1. Yes, a time to remember those that died through the World War 1 but also World War 2 and subsequent wars/conflicts since. I think it is also a time to reflect on those who died on both sides of a conflict and perhaps try to learn from history, although reviewing the past years since WW1 I’m not sure we’ve learnt anything!

On the last Sunday of September we held our Village Harvest Festival; Thank you to all who gave gifts or placed them on the tractor & trailer as we journeyed through Witnesham and joined us on the field for open air service of thanks to God for harvest. It was good to do it as a village and with Rev. Charlotte from St Mary’s, the Rural Agricultural Chaplain and Ben from Lightwave helping in the celebrations. The gifts were distributed to TK Hope Centre, Salvation Army Hostel, Help Our Homeless Ipswich and FIND Food Bank; monetary gifts were forwarded to FIND and Operation Agri (£30 & £195 respectively). Thank you and especially Thank You God.

The Chapel is having our weekly Sunday morning time for Celebrating Jesus, Worshipping God – it would be lovely to see you any Sunday. Most Wednesdays I will be in the chapel and although we won’t be having coffee mornings if you would like to call in for a chat, I’m sure I can make us a drink! If my blue car is in the drive then I’m in the building.  

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.