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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.

We plan to resume Sunday Services in September and an open air Witnesham Village Harvest Festival is planned for Sunday 26th, other activities are under review, more information will be posted when available.
Pastor Andrew's will continue to upload recorded messages on YouTube which 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.

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

Letter for the month

Hello folks, I guess that all legal lockdown restrictions have been lifted and taken off the statute books. So how does it feel? Have you been out there nightclubbing? Been to the cinema or theatre sitting next to a stranger with a cold? Or have you remained cautious, wearing a mask when going into public indoor places or on public transport? Freedom brings mixed emotions and concerns about how to do things. It also brings personal responsibility – how should I protect myself and how or should I protect others?

Whilst each of us do what we feel comfortable, we at the Baptist Chapel have agreed to take a cautionary view to help protect all. We plan to resume Sunday services in September. We are planning to begin with a Witnesham Village Harvest Festival on Sunday 26th September. This will take the form of a tractor and trailer slowly coming through the village – starting at Fynn Valley Golf Club along the main road ending in the field behind the cottages opposite the Chapel. We invite you all to come out as the tractor passes and place gifts on the trailer. Gifts of tinned or packet foods, fresh food or monetary gifts. These gifts will be later passed on to the Food Bank, local homeless charities and monetary gifts to Operation Agri – a Christian international agency supporting farmers across the world to deal with famine, drought or flood. When in the field we will have a short celebration and thanks to God for the harvest. So please not only place gifts on trailer but follow along and join us in celebration and thanks.  We are surrounded by arable land and what ever the weather may have been we trust there will be a Harvest; some years good other years not so good but here in our location we will have a harvest. Surely we need to give thanks and what better way than together and to God?

School holidays have begun and may be some are daring to travel abroad, enduring the longer queues and waits at airports, whilst I suspect many will stay in this country or at home with days out. Whatever you do I hope that you have a good and enjoyable summer.

More news from WBC next month. May you all know God’s blessing this month.
                                                              

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.
 

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