Notices for Sunday 5th September

Please see the CBC website for important information about our Church Services as the country has now moved into Step 4 of the Government Roadmap (from Monday 19th July).

If you would like to receive the weekly notices via email and don’t already do so, please contact Cathy S.

Please add info@corshambaptists.org to your address book and check your spam folders if you are expecting to receive them but they did not arrive.

Notices are also published on the Church website weekly

This week

Pre-booking is no longer required in order to attend services.

Live streaming of the service will continue for those unable to attend. Do check with Rob D for arrangements at CotG

The sanctuary will be divided into two zones to support our fellowship needs:

  • upstairs for those wearing face coverings – no congregational singing
  • downstairs for those not wearing face coverings – congregational singing

Please note that:

  • you must not attend if you have any Covid symptoms – a new cough, temperature or loss of taste or smell ;
  • you must inform us if you receive a positive Covid test within 14 days of attending ;
  • you will be asked to sign-in for test and trace purposes

Sunday Services

  • COTG are meeting at Rudloe as usual this week. If anyone is unable to join in at the farm, but would still like to gather for worship, they would be very welcome  All details at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/ The link to join online is here
  • Priory Street joint service Psalm on the Farm @11am Link: https://youtu.be/bAyFG1pz2P4. Music led by Matt G. : Intercessions by Matt/Kirstyn L and Josh H will preach from Psalm 103
  • Midweek Service: The next Midweek Service is this Wednesday, 15th September at 2pm
  • Junior Church: Rhiannon will provide separate teaching for the children at the farm on Sept 5th so bring a rug or seat for your child to join in with junior church. Speak to Rhiannon for more information.

CBC week of prayer, Sunday 5th – 12th September.

With the search for a Senior Pastor in progress, the move out of lockdown, the beginning of the new academic year, and updates to our church leadership structure, the need for prayer is as urgent as it has ever been in the history of CBC. And so, we’re calling every person who’s a part of the CBC community – yes, every one of us – to make prayer a priority for this week.


Who can join in? Everyone! All ages and stages can join in. Why not encourage toddlers and children to pray for our church, too. We’re conscious that some may be anxious about meeting in-person in the church building at this time, so there are opportunities to gather in Priory Street on both Sundays, but also opportunities both to pray together in person, and to pray individually, too.


How can I do that? It doesn’t need to be kneeling next to your bed (but you can if that’s where you pray best).  Here are some other suggestions:

  • Pray together at Priory Street: 6pm on Sunday 5th September and Sunday 12th September to start and end the week. 
  • Dedicate your LIFE groups, formation groups, youth groups, small groups, prayer partners, or any other time you get together as believers to praying for CBC this week.
  • Go on prayer walks, prayer sits, prayer zoom meetings, prayer bumbles. (Not sure how to do that? See the How-To Guide attached to these notices called “How to prayer walk.pdf”.
  • Use some of your private prayer time to lift up CBC before God.
  • Commit to pray in one of the time slots during the week of prayer. We’ll have a sign-up list at the back of Priory Street from this Sunday morning. (You can commit individually or as a small group), or you can sign up by emailing Cathy S. at cathys@corshambaptists.org

What should I pray for?

Please use this list to guide your prayers during the week of Prayer

Finally… We’ll close the week of prayer with a service of prayer on Sunday 12th at 6pm at Priory Street. We can gather and encourage one another with answered prayers, and by sharing what we feel God has been teaching us during the week. We’ll have a box at the back of Priory Street if you want to share how God is speaking to you throughout the week, or you can email Rob Durant at robd@corshambaptists.org

 “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (ESV)

Psalm on the Farm: Sunday 5th September

Hopefully the weather will be slightly drier than last time!

Bring your own Communion and all are very welcome to stay for a picnic afterwards and a good catch up with friends.

If getting to the farm is problematic, then please contact the church office and we will try to arrange a lift. Volunteers are needed to drive cars/ minibus – please get in touch if you can help.

In the interests of making the service as accessible as possible, those who may struggle with mobility are welcome to drive their cars through into the field and remain in them if this helps. The team are also looking into a live stream for any unable to attend but the cows are not currently fitted with Wifi so this is a challenge!

Junior Church on the Farm

Rhiannon will provide separate teaching for the children at the farm on Sept 5th so bring a rug or seat for your child to join in with junior church. Speak to Rhiannon for more information.

Next Steps for Junior Church

From September 12th we will be running 2 groups for children in Junior Church.  We will continue to meet in the garden at 10am for worship together before splitting in to 2 teaching groups; a younger group that will be for children up to year 3 and an older group for years 4 to 6.  We will run two separate groups providing there are enough children in each group to make it viable. You will be able to leave your child with us and join in the service in the sanctuary. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to speak to Rhiannon to find out about serving in Junior Church, if you want to know more about children’s work Rhiannon can be found in the garden.

Toddlers at CBC

Toddlers starts again on Thursday 9th September and will be meeting each week apart from half term. It will be 10.00am to 11.30am (but may have to finish earlier if very wet). We’ll be meeting in the crèche, gazebo and gardens and  will be booking 20 spaces each week on our Facebook page (to see how it goes).  We’re hoping to offer free play, craft table, singing time and refreshments -if we have enough helpers.

Please pray for the team, for new helpers and for reaching out to children and their carers with God’s love. And for good weather on a Thursday morning!!

Women’s Bible Study

A warm welcome awaits you at Women’s Bible Study on Monday 27th September starting at 7.30pm at CBC.  We are about to embark on a new series and will find ourselves in the gospel of John where we will be looking deeper into the ‘I Am’ statements.
This is an invitation for all women at CBC and Church on the Green; an opportunity for fellowship and to study God’s Word together.  You can download our first study here.  We encourage you to look at this with your study buddy in advance.  If you would like to be paired with a study buddy then please contact Anne H, Victoria K or Christine C.  Contact details can be found in the church directory.
Blessings
Women’s Ministry Team

Bike for Bible’s 2021

Corsham Baptist Church supports Bible Society and we’re also very passionate about everyone having a Bible. Matt and I are doing a sponsored bike ride 6-9 September, riding 200 miles over the Devon Coast to Coast route. The money we raise will be used to provide Bibles for Sunday Schools in Malawi. If you’d like to sponsor us, please visit our Just Giving page. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wingraves-bikeforbibles2021. Thank you for your prayer and financial support.

Matt & Sue Wingrave


Other Activities:

  • Souper Friday continues to reach out to our community and neighbours
  • Community Money Advice is handling work remotely, but do get in touch if you are aware of or are having money difficulties ;
  • Several small groups meet and share online.
  • Youth Groups- Contact Dan for further details

Please send items for next week’s notices to Cathy S by 12 noon on Wednesday

Notices for Sunday 29th August

Please see the CBC website for important information about our Church Services as the country has now moved into Step 4 of the Government Roadmap (from Monday 19th July).

If you would like to receive the weekly notices via email and don’t already do so, please contact Cathy S.

Please add info@corshambaptists.org to your address book and check your spam folders if you are expecting to receive them but they did not arrive.

Notices are also published on the Church website weekly

This week

Pre-booking is no longer required in order to attend services.

Live streaming of the service will continue for those unable to attend. Do check with Rob D for arrangements at CotG

The sanctuary will be divided into two zones to support our fellowship needs:

  • upstairs for those wearing face coverings – no congregational singing
  • downstairs for those not wearing face coverings – congregational singing

Please note that:

  • you must not attend if you have any Covid symptoms – a new cough, temperature or loss of taste or smell ;
  • you must inform us if you receive a positive Covid test within 14 days of attending ;
  • you will be asked to sign-in for test and trace purposes

Sunday Services

  • COTG are open for face-face services. All details at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/
  • If you prefer a more active service rather than simply watching, a warm welcome awaits from Rob and the team. The link to join online is here
  • Priory Street joint service @10am Link: https://youtu.be/bAyFG1pz2P4. Worship is led by Josh H. this week followed by intercessory prayers by Gill. Rob D. brings us the word from Mark.Mk 7:24-30
  • Midweek Service: The next Midweek Service is this Wednesday, 1st September at 2pm
  • Junior Church: continues to meet in the garden during the summer. Bring a brolly if it’s raining (equally,  bring a brolly if it’s sunny!)  We will have fellowship in the garden, in family groups at 10am. Once we have a rota and sufficient helpers in place, you will be able to leave your children for junior church (only if you feel child is ready to be left but there is no pressure to leave your child until  they (and you!) are ready for this step).

Let’s all pray together in the CBC week of prayer, Sunday 5th – 12th September.

With the search for a Senior Pastor in progress, the move out of lockdown, the beginning of the new academic year, and updates to our church leadership structure, the need for prayer is as urgent as it has ever been in the history of CBC. And so, we’re calling every person who’s a part of the CBC community – yes, every one of us – to make prayer a priority for this week.


Who can join in? Everyone! All ages and stages can join in. Why not encourage toddlers and children to pray for our church, too. We’re conscious that some may be anxious about meeting in-person in the church building at this time, so there are opportunities to gather in Priory Street on both Sundays, but also opportunities both to pray together in person, and to pray individually, too.


How can I do that? It doesn’t need to be kneeling next to your bed (but you can if that’s where you pray best).  Here are some other suggestions:

  • Pray together at Priory Street: 6pm on Sunday 5th September and Sunday 12th September to start and end the week. 
  • Dedicate your LIFE groups, formation groups, youth groups, small groups, prayer partners, or any other time you get together as believers to praying for CBC this week.
  • Go on prayer walks, prayer sits, prayer zoom meetings, prayer bumbles. (Not sure how to do that? See the How-To Guide attached to these notices called “How to prayer walk.pdf”.)
  • Use some of your private prayer time to lift up CBC before God.
  • Commit to pray in one of the time slots during the week of prayer. We’ll have a sign-up list at the back of Priory Street from this Sunday morning. (You can commit individually or as a small group), or you can sign up by emailing Cathy S. at cathys@corshambaptists.org

What should I pray for?
There will be a full prayer list with the notices on Sunday 5th September, but here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Pray for the search for a new Senior Pastor.
  • Pray for CBC as we work out how this church can most glorify God as we come out of lockdown.

Finally… We’ll close the week of prayer with a service of prayer on Sunday 12th at 6pm at Priory Street. We can gather and encourage one another with answered prayers, and by sharing what we feel God has been teaching us during the week. We’ll have a box at the back of Priory Street if you want to share how God is speaking to you throughout the week, or you can email Rob Durant at robd@corshambaptists.org

 “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (ESV)

Psalm on the Farm: Sunday 5th September

Hopefully the weather will be slightly drier than last time!

Bring your own Communion and all are very welcome to stay for a picnic afterwards and a good catch up with friends.

If getting to the farm is problematic, then please contact the church office and we will try to arrange a lift. Volunteers are needed to drive cars/ minibus – please get in touch if you can help.

In the interests of making the service as accessible as possible, those who may struggle with mobility are welcome to drive their cars through into the field and remain in them if this helps. The team are also looking into a live stream for any unable to attend but the cows are not currently fitted with Wifi so this is a challenge!

Junior Church on the Farm

Rhiannon will provide separate teaching for the children at the farm on Sept 5th so bring a rug or seat for your child to join in with junior church. Speak to Rhiannon for more information.

Next Steps for Junior Church

From September 12th we will be running 2 groups for children in Junior Church.  We will continue to meet in the garden at 10am for worship together before splitting in to 2 teaching groups; a younger group that will be for children up to year 3 and an older group for years 4 to 6.  We will run two separate groups providing there are enough children in each group to make it viable. You will be able to leave your child with us and join in the service in the sanctuary. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to speak to Rhiannon to find out about serving in Junior Church, if you want to know more about children’s work Rhiannon can be found in the garden.

Bike for Bible’s 2021

Corsham Baptist Church supports Bible Society and we’re also very passionate about everyone having a Bible. Matt and I are doing a sponsored bike ride 6-9 September, riding 200 miles over the Devon Coast to Coast route. The money we raise will be used to provide Bibles for Sunday Schools in Malawi. If you’d like to sponsor us, please visit our Just Giving page. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wingraves-bikeforbibles2021. Thank you for your prayer and financial support.

Matt & Sue Wingrave

Other Activities:

  • Souper Friday continues to reach out to our community and neighbours
  • Community Money Advice is handling work remotely, but do get in touch if you are aware of or are having money difficulties ;
  • Several small groups meet and share online.
  • Youth Groups- Contact Dan for further details

Please send items for next week’s notices to Cathy S by 12 noon on Wednesday

Notices for Sunday 22nd August

Please see the CBC website for important information about our Church Services as the country moves into Step 4 of the Government Roadmap from Monday 19th July.

If you would like to receive the weekly notices via email and don’t already do so, please contact Cathy S.

Please add info@corshambaptists.org to your address book and check your spam folders if you are expecting to receive them but they did not arrive.

Notices are also published on the Church website weekly

This week

Pre-booking is no longer required in order to attend services.

Live streaming of the service will continue for those unable to attend. Do check with Rob D for arrangements at CotG

The sanctuary will be divided into two zones to support our fellowship needs:

upstairs for those wearing face coverings- no congregational singing

downstairs for those not wearing face coverings – congregational singing

Please note that:

  • you must not attend if you have any Covid symptoms – a new cough, temperature or loss of taste or smell ;
  • you must inform us if you receive a positive Covid test within 14 days of attending ;
  • you will be asked to sign-in for test and trace purposes

Sunday Services

  • COTG are open for face-face services. All details at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/
  • If you prefer a more active service rather than simply watching, a warm welcome awaits from Rob and the team. The link to join online is here
  • Priory Street joint service @10am Link: https://youtu.be/bAyFG1pz2P4. Worship is led by Matt this week followed by intercessory prayers by Vicky. Eddie brings us the word from Mark.Mk 7:1-23
  • Midweek Service: The next Midweek Service is this Wednesday, 1 st September
  • Junior Church: continues to meet in the garden during the summer. Bring a brolly if it’s raining (equally,  bring a brolly if it’s sunny!)  We will have fellowship in the garden, in family groups at 10am. Once we have a rota and sufficient helpers in place, you will be able to leave your children for junior church (only if you feel child is ready to be left but there is no pressure to leave your child until  they (and you!) are ready for this step).

New Key Access System to Priory Street Church Building

A reminder that we now have a new keyless entry system to Priory Street. If you have one of the old metal security keys and do not yet have a fob, please get in touch with Martin S. (details in the directory) to discuss your needs.
Also, please return any keys you have to him or the church office, as these will cease to work at some point (but please do it now whilst you remember!)
Many thanks,Tim

Calling all crafty ladies

Advance Notice: The craft group are a making plans to start back in the Autumn., however, there will be no session on the first Saturday in September. The proposal is to open again on first Saturday in October. Do look out for further notices. If anyone is interested in joining this outreach ministry, or would like to invite someone along, then do contact Pam M or Hazel H.

Psalm on the Farm: Dates for your diary.

Psalm on the Farm is planned for the first Sunday of Sept. and Oct. Each service will include communion.

Our outdoor services are, of course, subject to change, so do check the notices on the Friday before.

Sunday September 5th @ 11am

Sunday October 3rd @ 11am

Souper Friday on Facebook

Souper Friday is now in Facebook! We want to reach local people who need support with food parcels, so if you’re on Facebook please ‘like’ the page and engage with the posts via likes/shares/comments. You can find the page here: www.facebook.com/souperfriday
If you have any questions about Facebook, feel free to contact Jasmine Warren.”

Other Activities:

  • Souper Friday continues to reach out to our community and neighbours
  • Community Money Advice is handling work remotely, but do get in touch if you are aware of or are having money difficulties ;
  • Several small groups meet and share online.
  • Youth Groups- Contact Dan for further details

Please send items for next week’s notices to Cathy S by 12 noon on Wednesday

Notices for Sunday 15th August

Please see the CBC website for important information about our Church Services as the country moves into Step 4 of the Government Roadmap from Monday 19th July.

If you would like to receive the weekly notices via email and don’t already do so, please contact Cathy S.

Please add info@corshambaptists.org to your address book and check your spam folders if you are expecting to receive them but they did not arrive.

Notices are also published on the Church website weekly

This week

Pre-booking is no longer required in order to attend services in person. Please consider coming if you would like.

Live streaming of the service will continue for those unable to attend. Do check with Rob D for arrangements at CotG

The sanctuary will be divided into two zones to support our fellowship needs:

upstairs for those wearing face coverings- no congregational singing

downstairs for those not wearing face coverings – congregational singing

Please note that:

  • you must not attend if you have any Covid symptoms – a new cough, temperature or loss of taste or smell ;
  • you must inform us if you receive a positive Covid test within 14 days of attending ;
  • you will be asked to sign-in for test and trace purposes

Sunday Services

  • COTG are open for face-face services. All details at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/
  • If you prefer a more active service rather than simply watching, a warm welcome awaits from Rob and the team. The link to join online is here
  • Priory Street joint service @10am Link: https://youtu.be/bAyFG1pz2P4. Worship is led by Natalie, Intercessory Prayer Jo S. and Rob P. is preaching on Mk 6:45-56
  • Midweek Service: The next Midweek Service is this Wednesday, 18th August
  • Junior Church: will continue to meet in the garden during the summer. Bring a brolly if it’s raining (equally,  bring a brolly if it’s sunny!)  We will have fellowship in the garden, in family groups at 10am. Once we have a rota and sufficient helpers in place, you will be able to leave your children for junior church (only if you feel child is ready to be left but there is no pressure to leave your child until  they (and you!) are ready for this step).

For your prayers

Please pray for all our young people who have received their GCSE or A Level grades this week. May they seek the Lord’s guidance as they make plans for next steps.

New Key Access System to Priory Street Church Building

You may have noticed Martin has recently enabled a keyless entry system to Priory Street. If you have one of the old metal security keys and do not yet have a fob, please get in touch with him (details in the directory) to discuss your needs.
Also, please return any keys you have to him or the church office as these will cease to work at some point (but please do it now whilst you remember!)
Many thanks,Tim

Psalm on the Farm: Dates for your diary.

Psalm on the Farm is planned for the first Sunday of Sept. and Oct. Each service will include communion.

Our outdoor services are, of course, subject to change, so do check the notices on the Friday before.

Sunday September 5th @ 11am

Sunday October 3rd @ 11am

Souper Friday on Facebook

Souper Friday is now in Facebook! We want to reach local people who need support with food parcels, so if you’re on Facebook please ‘like’ the page and engage with the posts via likes/shares/comments. You can find the page here: www.facebook.com/souperfriday
If you have any questions about Facebook, feel free to contact Jasmine Warren.”

Other Activities:

  • Souper Friday continues to reach out to our community and neighbours
  • Community Money Advice is handling work remotely, but do get in touch if you are aware of or are having money difficulties ;
  • Several small groups meet and share online.
  • Youth Groups- Contact Dan for further details

Please send items for next week’s notices to Cathy S by 12 noon on Wednesday

Notices for Sunday 8th August

Please see the CBC website for important information about our Church Services as the country moves into Step 4 of the Government Roadmap from Monday 19th July.

If you would like to receive the weekly notices via email and don’t already do so, please contact Cathy S.

Please add info@corshambaptists.org to your address book and check your spam folders if you are expecting to receive them but they did not arrive.

Notices are also published on the Church website weekly

This week

Pre-booking is no longer required in order to attend services in person. Please consider coming if you would like.

Live streaming of the service will continue for those unable to attend. Do check with Rob D for arrangements at CotG

The sanctuary will be divided into two zones to support our fellowship needs:

upstairs for those wearing face coverings- no congregational singing

downstairs for those not wearing face coverings – congregational singing

Please note that:

  • you must not attend if you have any Covid symptoms – a new cough, temperature or loss of taste or smell ;
  • you must inform us if you receive a positive Covid test within 14 days of attending ;
  • you will be asked to sign-in for test and trace purposes

Sunday Services

  • Church on the Screen @10am: If you prefer a more active service rather than simply watching, a warm welcome awaits from Rob and the team.
  • COTG are opening for face-face services. All details at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/ Please note:
  • Church on the Green is back in person this week (8th August). No booking is now necessary. The link to join the service online is: https://meet.google.com/ezs-ftbr-gtg
  • Priory Street joint service @10am Link: https://youtu.be/bAyFG1pz2P4. Worship to be led by Joey and Eddie is preaching on Mk 6:14-44
  • Midweek Service: The next Midweek Service is this Wednesday, 18th August
  • Junior Church: will continue to meet in the garden during the summer, as we have been over the past weeks,  except we won’t be limited to groups of 30.  Bring a brolly if it’s raining,  equally,  bring a brolly if it’s sunny.  We will have fellowship in the garden, in family groups at 10am and booking via eventbrite is no longer required. The hope is that now the restrictions have eased we will have the option of taking our service inside if the weather is too bad. At the moment I am asking a parent or parents to stay with their child/ren as I haven’t set up a rota for leaders/helpers yet.  If you would like to take up a role within junior church, please let me know.  I will be in touch over the summer with those who have previously served in this area to see if you are willing to come on board again. Once we have a rota and sufficient helpers in place, you will be able to leave your children for junior church (only if you feel child is ready to be left but there is no pressure to leave your child until  they (and you!) are ready for this step). Thank you for your support and prayers. Rhiannon.

From the Bryants:

Thank you so much to those who prayed for us during the training course. 
We finished it today. We were really encouraged to see how the group 
bonded together, deepr than we would have expected over Zoom.

Please keep praying for them all as they transition to BCS and Cambodia, 
and for those who will serve in the UK supporting missionary families..

Psalm on the Farm: Dates for your diary.

A reminder that Church this week is on the Farm at 11am – not at Priory Street. In case you have not been before – the address is Upper Combe Farm, Castle Combe, Chippenham SN14 7HE. There is plenty of parking available and stewards will be there to direct you. Stripe have met to consider what precautions we should take as this is the first time we’ve met on the Farm since restrictions were lifted on 19th July. Everyone will be invited to sign in for track and trace purposes and to wear one of the colour coded badges to indicate your preference for managing contact with others but there are no other regulations you need to follow. Neither Lateral flow testing nor confirmation of double vaccination is required due to us being outside. Toilet facilities will be provided and please bring a chair, any refreshments you need and not forgetting “bread and wine” for communion. Masks are not required but can be worn by anyone who wishes to do so and hearty singing is hugely encouraged! Please just use the copious space available and respect some sensible distance from others, particularly whilst singing. It should be a great occasion to meet free of almost all restrictions for the first time in a year and a half and we hope as many as possible will feel safe and able to join together in person to worship our great God together.

Psalm on the Farm is also planned for the first Sunday of Sept. and Oct. Each service will include communion.

Our outdoor services are, of course, subject to change, so do check the notices on the Friday before.

Sunday September 5th

Sunday October 3rd

Souper Friday on Facebook

Souper Friday is now in Facebook! We want to reach local people who need support with food parcels, so if you’re on Facebook please ‘like’ the page and engage with the posts via likes/shares/comments. You can find the page here: www.facebook.com/souperfriday
If you have any questions about Facebook, feel free to contact Jasmine Warren.”

Other Activities:

  • Souper Friday continues to reach out to our community and neighbours
  • Community Money Advice is handling work remotely, but do get in touch if you are aware of or are having money difficulties ;
  • Several small groups meet and share online.
  • Youth Groups- Contact Dan for further details

Please send items for next week’s notices to Cathy S by 12 noon on Wednesday

Notices for Sunday 1st August

Please see the CBC website for important information about our Church Services as the country moves into Step 4 of the Government Roadmap from Monday 19th July.

If you would like to receive the weekly notices via email and don’t already do so, please contact Cathy S.

Please add info@corshambaptists.org to your address book and check your spam folders if you are expecting to receive them but they did not arrive.

Notices are also published on the Church website weekly

This week

Pre-booking is no longer required in order to attend services in person. Please consider coming if you would like.

Live streaming of the service will continue for those unable to attend. Do check with Rob D for arrangements at CotG

The sanctuary will be divided into two zones to support our fellowship needs:

upstairs for those wearing face coverings- no congregational singing

downstairs for those not wearing face coverings – congregational singing

Please note that:

  • you must not attend if you have any Covid symptoms – a new cough, temperature or loss of taste or smell ;
  • you must inform us if you receive a positive Covid test within 14 days of attending ;
  • you will be asked to sign-in for test and trace purposes

Sunday Services

  • Church on the Screen @10am: If you prefer a more active service rather than simply watching, a warm welcome awaits from Rob and the team.
  • COTG are opening for face-face services. All details at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/ Please note:
  • Church on the Green will be online this Sunday (1st August) and then back in person on the 8th August. No booking is now necessary. The link to join the service online is: https://meet.google.com/ezs-ftbr-gtg
  • Priory Street joint service @11am Psalm on the Farm – see details below.
  • Midweek Service: The next Midweek Service is this Wednesday, 4th August
  • Junior Church: will continue to meet in the garden during the summer, as we have been over the past weeks,  except we won’t be limited to groups of 30.  Bring a brolly if it’s raining,  equally,  bring a brolly if it’s sunny.  We will have fellowship in the garden, in family groups at 10am and booking via eventbrite is no longer required. The hope is that now the restrictions have eased we will have the option of taking our service inside if the weather is too bad. At the moment I am asking a parent or parents to stay with their child/ren as I haven’t set up a rota for leaders/helpers yet.  If you would like to take up a role within junior church, please let me know.  I will be in touch over the summer with those who have previously served in this area to see if you are willing to come on board again. Once we have a rota and sufficient helpers in place, you will be able to leave your children for junior church (only if you feel child is ready to be left but there is no pressure to leave your child until  they (and you!) are ready for this step). Thank you for your support and prayers. Rhiannon.
  • Gathered to Pray There is no prayer meeting on Sunday evening 1st August

Psalm on the Farm: Dates for your diary.

A reminder that Church this week is on the Farm at 11am – not at Priory Street. In case you have not been before – the address is Upper Combe Farm, Castle Combe, Chippenham SN14 7HE. There is plenty of parking available and stewards will be there to direct you. Stripe have met to consider what precautions we should take as this is the first time we’ve met on the Farm since restrictions were lifted on 19th July. Everyone will be invited to sign in for track and trace purposes and to wear one of the colour coded badges to indicate your preference for managing contact with others but there are no other regulations you need to follow. Neither Lateral flow testing nor confirmation of double vaccination is required due to us being outside. Toilet facilities will be provided and please bring a chair, any refreshments you need and not forgetting “bread and wine” for communion. Masks are not required but can be worn by anyone who wishes to do so and hearty singing is hugely encouraged! Please just use the copious space available and respect some sensible distance from others, particularly whilst singing. It should be a great occasion to meet free of almost all restrictions for the first time in a year and a half and we hope as many as possible will feel safe and able to join together in person to worship our great God together.

Psalm on the Farm is also planned for the first Sunday of Sept. and Oct. Each service will include communion.

Our outdoor services are, of course, subject to change, so do check the notices on the Friday before.

Sunday September 5th

Sunday October 3rd

Steve and Gill’s training course 26th July to 5th August

Steve and Gill would appreciate your prayers for their training course, which is happening on Zoom again this year. Please contact them if you would like a prayer diary with something to pray for each day.

Souper Friday on Facebook

Souper Friday is now in Facebook! We want to reach local people who need support with food parcels, so if you’re on Facebook please ‘like’ the page and engage with the posts via likes/shares/comments. You can find the page here: www.facebook.com/souperfriday
If you have any questions about Facebook, feel free to contact Jasmine Warren.”

Other Activities:

  • Souper Friday continues to reach out to our community and neighbours
  • Community Money Advice is handling work remotely, but do get in touch if you are aware of or are having money difficulties ;
  • Several small groups meet and share online.
  • Youth Groups- Contact Dan for further details

Please send items for next week’s notices to Cathy S by 12 noon on Wednesday

Notices for Sunday 25th July

Please see the CBC website for important information about our Church Services as the country moves into Step 4 of the Government Roadmap from Monday 19th July.

If you would like to receive the weekly notices via email and don’t already do so, please contact Cathy S.

Please add info@corshambaptists.org to your address book and check your spam folders if you are expecting to receive them but they did not arrive.

Notices are also published on the Church website weekly

This week

Pre-booking is no longer required in order to attend services in person. Please consider coming if you would like.

Live streaming of the service will continue for those unable to attend. Do check with Rob D for arrangements at CotG

The sanctuary will be divided into two zones to support our fellowship needs:

upstairs for those wearing face coverings- no congregational singing

downstairs for those not wearing face coverings – congregational singing

Please note that:

  • you must not attend if you have any Covid symptoms – a new cough, temperature or loss of taste or smell ;
  • you must inform us if you receive a positive Covid test within 14 days of attending ;
  • you will be asked to sign-in for test and trace purposes

Sunday Services

  • Church on the Screen @10am: If you prefer a more active service rather than simply watching, a warm welcome awaits from Rob and the team.
  • COTG are opening for face-face services. All details at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/
  • Priory Street joint service @10am: https://youtu.be/BQpFEMc7itk
  • This week worship is led by Ian H and Intercessory Prayer by Shirley. Eddie is preaching from Mark 6:1-13
  • Midweek Service: The next Midweek Service is this Wednesday, 4th August
  • Junior Church: will continue to meet in the garden during the summer, as we have been over the past weeks,  except we won’t be limited to groups of 30.  Bring a brolly if it’s raining,  equally,  bring a brolly if it’s sunny.  We will have fellowship in the garden, in family groups at 10am and booking via eventbrite is no longer required. The hope is that now the restrictions have eased we will have the option of taking our service inside if the weather is too bad. At the moment I am asking a parent or parents to stay with their child/ren as I haven’t set up a rota for leaders/helpers yet.  If you would like to take up a role within junior church, please let me know.  I will be in touch over the summer with those who have previously served in this area to see if you are willing to come on board again. Once we have a rota and sufficient helpers in place, you will be able to leave your children for junior church (only if you feel child is ready to be left but there is no pressure to leave your child until  they (and you!) are ready for this step). Thank you for your support and prayers.

For Your Prayers

Please pray for junior church over the coming weeks, in particular for:
*sufficient helpers to become available

*wisdom as to what things will look like from September onwards and how we move forward

*safety for families

*children to remember/learn about what it is to be church family

*children to have teachable hearts, to understand the gospel and have an excitement for Jesus 

Transcription of Sermons

The Transcription and delivery of Priory Street sermons, which has run for the duration of lockdown thanks to the dedication of a team of volunteers, will cease from next Sunday (1st August)

Steve and Gill’s training course 26th July to 5th August

Steve and Gill would appreciate your prayers for their training course, which is happening on Zoom again this year. Please contact them if you would like a prayer diary with something to pray for each day.

Psalm on the Farm: Dates for your diary.

Psalm on the Farm is planned for the first Sunday of Aug, Sep, and Oct. Each service will include communion.

Our outdoor services are, of course, subject to change, so do check the notices on the Friday before.

Sunday August 1st

Sunday September 5th

Sunday October 3rd

Leadership Review – How we “do Church”

Since the last review which Tim S. conducted for us several years ago, the Lord has continued to bless us with an increasing membership at CBC and our Leadership Team believe now is a good and appropriate time to conduct a full review of our ministry leadership and “How we do Church”. Ministries have increased in number and size and we want to ensure our ministry leaders are well resourced and supported as well as growing the team and filling some gaps which have become evident over the last few months. As we begin the process of opening up after COVID restrictions are lifted, additional needs are being identified too. As we grow, it becomes ever more important to ensure clarity over who is responsible for what and so Alan C. and Rob P. have been delegated by the Leadership Team to conduct a thorough review of our current arrangements and make recommendations for the future which will be presented initially to the oversight team by early September and to the Church at a Church meeting in mid to late September. In view of that, we have decided to postpone the Church members meeting scheduled for July.

It would be immensely helpful if you feel you have gifts which you could use and are willing to serve the fellowship to make contact with Alan or Rob who would love to meet with you and discuss possible areas where you may be able to use the Gifts God has blessed you with. In particular, the following areas have been highlighted

  • Administration and ability to organise
  • IT with a focus on “front of Church” presentational skills
  • Project Management skills to bring to relatively simple projects
  • Finance at any level
  • Event Management

If you believe you have any of these gifts at any level, do get in touch or if there is something you believe needs doing and you’re passionate about doing it, let us know!

Contact details for Alan C and Rob P are in the Church Directory (Log in to CBC to access the updated 2021 directory here)

Souper Friday on Facebook

Souper Friday is now in Facebook! We want to reach local people who need support with food parcels, so if you’re on Facebook please ‘like’ the page and engage with the posts via likes/shares/comments. You can find the page here: www.facebook.com/souperfriday
If you have any questions about Facebook, feel free to contact Jasmine Warren.”

Other Activities:

  • Souper Friday continues to reach out to our community and neighbours
  • Community Money Advice is handling work remotely, but do get in touch if you are aware of or are having money difficulties ;
  • Several small groups meet and share online.
  • Youth Groups- Contact Dan for further details

Please send items for next week’s notices to Cathy S by 12 noon on Wednesday

Step 4 arrangements from 19 July 2021

Important Information from our Oversight Team:

“Our STRIPE considered the latest Government announcement on Step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown and the impact on our activities at CBC. The following are key points that were foundational in guiding us in coming up with what we believe is a balanced approach to opening up, along of course with much prayer!

  1. To expand the work and impact of the Gospel
  2. To remain at all times within the law
  3. To take note of the Government’s advisory recommendations as well as the legal requirements
  4. To act responsibly in taking care of our brothers and sisters as far as possible, commensurate with 1, 2 and 3 above
  5. To have regard to the conflicting levels of concern and anxiety expressed by different members of the fellowship and to try to steer a course which will allow as many people as possible to re engage with Church in person and to benefit from meeting together and engaging in corporate worship and other group meetings.
  6. To take account of the impact on Worship leaders and other members who facilitate our in person meetings
  7. For these measures to remain in force until the autumn when a full review will take place or of course in the event of a change in Government legislation

For the main worship services, the following will take effect from Sunday 25th July

  1. No more requirement to book places via Eventbrite
  2. A request that all attendees are either double vaccinated or have taken a lateral flow test within 24 hours of attending and are negative for COVID 19. This allows for a more “normal” worship service including the removal of masks and allowing singing with greater confidence by minimising the risk of infections being passed on or causing mass isolations!
  3. We will take a register of attendees who will sign themselves in for track and trace in the short term ( until 16th August) and to enable us to advise people of any positive cases in the period until the next review
  4. Two zones in Church – Step 3 Zone in the balcony will require the wearing of face masks and there will be no singing – much like the current worship service, Step 4 zone – the ground floor – no masks required and singing encouraged. Slightly greater spacing between rows of chairs
  5. The option to wear a colour coded badge to indicate your attitude to close contact with others. This is to provide clarity and avoid embarrassment.
  6. Live music, prayers etc
  7. Junior Church will be provided at one service only over the summer due to holidays etc but will take place as now in the garden – parents drop off at the beginning of the service
  8. There will be no 9.15 service until September when 9.15 congregational leaders will review the logistics and a further decision will be made about resumption of that service
  9. These measures apply specifically to Priory Street and a further notice will be sent to Church on the Green members detailing the arrangements for Rudloe. However, similar principles will apply

For other meetings – Life and small Groups, men’s and women’s ministries, etc

  1. These can proceed in person once again without formal restrictions such as the rule of six but should follow the general guidance above on mitigation actions.
  2. The use of Eventbrite will be left to the discretion of the ministry leader. It can be a useful tool to promote the event or track attendees but compulsory use will no longer apply
  3. We would advise liaising with your group on how they feel about resuming in person meetings and aiming to include as many as possible by taking appropriate measures to mitigate risk. This may include lateral flow testing where not all members of the group are fully vaccinated, meeting outdoors if weather permits, using well ventilated spaces and avoiding over crowded rooms.
  4. For outreach events, please seek further specific guidance from the STRIPE team. Because these events will include people from our wider community, we want to take particular care and proposals with planned mitigation measures should be submitted to STRIPE for approval until further notice please.

What CBC will do for you:

  1. Offer live worship, prayers and sermon which will also be live streamed for those who are still uncomfortable with in person meetings. The aim is not to have pre-recorded aspects of the service.

2. Tell you if someone at an event tests positive.

3. For in person events, we will have 2 zones; one for those wishing to adhere to Step 3 restrictions (before 19 July) and another for those wishing to adhere to Step 4 restrictions (after 19 July).

4. Offer hand washing or sanitisation facilities to use on entering the building

5. Have disposable masks available in case the building becomes crowded

6. Keep meeting spaces well ventilated where reasonable to do so

7. Offer red/yellow/green stickers to help you bear with those who have a different view of risk to you.

8. Refreshments will not be provided until the Autumn at the earliest.

9. Hold junior church outside for the whole duration of the service, at Stage 4 restrictions only. We will keep a register of attendance.

10. Space the rows downstairs in the sanctuary to allow 1m spacing

What you must do because the law requires it:

  1. Continue to act carefully and remain cautious.

2. Self-isolate if you develop Covid-19 symptoms, test positive for Covid-19 or NHS Track and trace contact you.

What we ask you to do because the Government recommend it:

  1. Limit the close contact you have with those you do not usually live with

2. Meet outdoors where possible and maintain good ventilation in meeting rooms (responsibility of ministry leader)

3. Government expects and recommends that you wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport, or if the meeting room is at capacity, ie. more than 1 person per seat.

4. Where possible, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

5. Cover your mouth and nose with disposable tissues when you cough or sneeze. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow, not into your hand. Dispose of tissues into a rubbish bag and immediately wash your hands.

6. Tell the Church office if you test positive for Covid-19 within 10 days of attending a CBC event – office@corshambaptists.org

7. We invite and encourage adults attending church to register on arrival and indicate that they are either double vaccinated or have had a negative Lateral Flow Test within the past 24 hours.

Please pray

  • For everyone to show kindness and grace towards each other as we navigate these difficult times, understanding that everyone has different levels of concern about their health and the wellbeing of their families
  • For everyone to support and positively engage with the carefully considered measures we are putting in place for the time being to care for our Church family
  • For continued patience as we gradually return to more “normal” Church life but recognising there is still further to go!
  • Pray for us as leaders as we feel the responsibility of fulfilling our Lord’s commission to us to care in the way that he does for his precious family “Be shepherds of the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.”
  • To be encouraged that  “The LORD himself goes before us and will be with us; he will never leave us nor forsake us. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

Notices for Sunday 18th July

Please note this notice sheet includes important information about our Church Services as the country moves into Tier 4 from Monday 19th July.

If you would like to receive the weekly notices via email and don’t already do so, please contact Cathy S.

Notices are also published on the Church Website weekly

This week

Pre-booking is still required to attend services in person. Please consider coming if you would like. You can book your family ticket (one per household please) here for the Priory Street service, or here  for Church on the Green  – contact Cathy S. if for any reason you are unable to book. .

Please note that:

  • you must not attend if you have any Covid symptoms – a new cough, temperature or loss of taste or smell ;
  • you must inform us if you receive a positive Covid test within 14 days of attending ;
  • distancing rules of 1m plus mask apply.

Sunday Services

  • Church on the Screen @10am: If you prefer a more active service rather than simply watching, a warm welcome awaits from Rob and the team.
  • COTG are opening for face-face services. All details at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/
  • Priory Street joint service @10am https://youtu.be/BQpFEMc7itk
  • This week worship is led by Matt E and Intercessory Prayer by Rob P. Matt L is preaching from Mark 5:21-42
  • Midweek Service: The next Midweek Service is this Wednesday, 21st July @2pm
  • Junior Church continues as a family event. Book your ticket here.

For Your Prayers

Pray for our church family and leadership as we move out of lockdown restrictions, that we might demonstrate

Please continue to pray for our SPOT team as they faithfully search for a senior pastor.

Also pray for Alan C and Rob P as they conduct the CBC Leadership Review (see below)

Important Information from our Oversight Team:

“Our STRIPE team met this week to consider the latest Government announcement on Step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown and the impact on our activities at CBC. The following are key points that were foundational in guiding us in coming up with what we believe is a balanced approach to opening up, along of course with much prayer!

  1. To expand the work and impact of the Gospel
  2. To remain at all times within the law
  3. To take note of the Government’s advisory recommendations as well as the legal requirements
  4. To act responsibly in taking care of our brothers and sisters as far as possible, commensurate with 1, 2 and 3 above
  5. To have regard to the conflicting levels of concern and anxiety expressed by different members of the fellowship and to try to steer a course which will allow as many people as possible to re engage with Church in person and to benefit from meeting together and engaging in corporate worship and other group meetings.
  6. To take account of the impact on Worship leaders and other members who facilitate our in person meetings
  7. For these measures to remain in force until the autumn when a full review will take place or of course in the event of a change in Government legislation

For the main worship services, the following will take effect from Sunday 25th July

  1. No more requirement to book places via Eventbrite
  2. A request that all attendees are either double vaccinated or have taken a lateral flow test within 24 hours of attending and are negative for COVID 19. This allows for a more “normal” worship service including the removal of masks and allowing singing with greater confidence by minimising the risk of infections being passed on or causing mass isolations!
  3. We will take a register of attendees who will sign themselves in for track and trace in the short term ( until 16th August) and to enable us to advise people of any positive cases in the period until the next review
  4. Two zones in Church – Step 3 Zone in the balcony will require the wearing of face masks and there will be no singing – much like the current worship service, Step 4 zone – the ground floor – no masks required and singing encouraged. Slightly greater spacing between rows of chairs
  5. The option to wear a colour coded badge to indicate your attitude to close contact with others. This is to provide clarity and avoid embarrassment.
  6. Live music, prayers etc
  7. Junior Church will be provided at one service only over the summer due to holidays etc but will take place as now in the garden – parents drop off at the beginning of the service
  8. There will be no 9.15 service until September when 9.15 congregational leaders will review the logistics and a further decision will be made about resumption of that service
  9. These measures apply specifically to Priory Street and a further notice will be sent to Church on the Green members detailing the arrangements for Rudloe. However, similar principles will apply

For other meetings – Life and small Groups, men’s and women’s ministries, etc

  1. These can proceed in person once again without formal restrictions such as the rule of six but should follow the general guidance above on mitigation actions.
  2. The use of Eventbrite will be left to the discretion of the ministry leader. It can be a useful tool to promote the event or track attendees but compulsory use will no longer apply
  3. We would advise liaising with your group on how they feel about resuming in person meetings and aiming to include as many as possible by taking appropriate measures to mitigate risk. This may include lateral flow testing where not all members of the group are fully vaccinated, meeting outdoors if weather permits, using well ventilated spaces and avoiding over crowded rooms.
  4. For outreach events, please seek further specific guidance from the STRIPE team. Because these events will include people from our wider community, we want to take particular care and proposals with planned mitigation measures should be submitted to STRIPE for approval until further notice please.

What CBC will do for you:

  1. Offer live worship, prayers and sermon which will also be live streamed for those who are still uncomfortable with in person meetings. The aim is not to have pre-recorded aspects of the service.

2. Tell you if someone at an event tests positive.

3. For in person events, we will have 2 zones; one for those wishing to adhere to Step 3 restrictions (before 19 July) and another for those wishing to adhere to Step 4 restrictions (after 19 July).

4. Offer hand washing or sanitisation facilities to use on entering the building

5. Have disposable masks available in case the building becomes crowded

6. Keep meeting spaces well ventilated where reasonable to do so

7. Offer red/yellow/green stickers to help you bear with those who have a different view of risk to you.

8. Refreshments will not be provided until the Autumn at the earliest.

9. Hold junior church outside for the whole duration of the service, at Stage 4 restrictions only. We will keep a register of attendance.

10. Space the rows downstairs in the sanctuary to allow 1m spacing

What you must do because the law requires it:

  1. Continue to act carefully and remain cautious.

2. Self-isolate if you develop Covid-19 symptoms, test positive for Covid-19 or NHS Track and trace contact you.

What we ask you to do because the Government recommend it:

  1. Limit the close contact you have with those you do not usually live with

2. Meet outdoors where possible and maintain good ventilation in meeting rooms (responsibility of ministry leader)

3. Government expects and recommends that you wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport, or if the meeting room is at capacity, ie. more than 1 person per seat.

4. Where possible, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

5. Cover your mouth and nose with disposable tissues when you cough or sneeze. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow, not into your hand. Dispose of tissues into a rubbish bag and immediately wash your hands.

6. Tell the Church office if you test positive for Covid-19 within 10 days of attending a CBC event – office@corshambaptists.org

7. We invite and encourage adults attending church to register on arrival and indicate that they are either double vaccinated or have had a negative Lateral Flow Test within the past 24 hours.

Please pray

  • For everyone to show kindness and grace towards each other as we navigate these difficult times, understanding that everyone has different levels of concern about their health and the wellbeing of their families
  • For everyone to support and positively engage with the carefully considered measures we are putting in place for the time being to care for our Church family
  • For continued patience as we gradually return to more “normal” Church life but recognising there is still further to go!
  • Pray for us as leaders as we feel the responsibility of fulfilling our Lord’s commission to us to care in the way that he does for his precious family “Be shepherds of the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.”
  • To be encouraged that  “The LORD himself goes before us and will be with us; he will never leave us nor forsake us. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

Leadership Review – How we “do Church”

Since the last review which Tim S. conducted for us several years ago, the Lord has continued to bless us with an increasing membership at CBC and our Leadership Team believe now is a good and appropriate time to conduct a full review of our ministry leadership and “How we do Church”. Ministries have increased in number and size and we want to ensure our ministry leaders are well resourced and supported as well as growing the team and filling some gaps which have become evident over the last few months. As we begin the process of opening up after COVID restrictions are lifted, additional needs are being identified too. As we grow, it becomes ever more important to ensure clarity over who is responsible for what and so Alan C. and Rob P. have been delegated by the Leadership Team to conduct a thorough review of our current arrangements and make recommendations for the future which will be presented initially to the oversight team by early September and to the Church at a Church meeting in mid to late September. In view of that, we have decided to postpone the Church members meeting scheduled for July.

It would be immensely helpful if you feel you have gifts which you could use and are willing to serve the fellowship to make contact with Alan or Rob who would love to meet with you and discuss possible areas where you may be able to use the Gifts God has blessed you with. In particular, the following areas have been highlighted

  • Administration and ability to organise
  • IT with a focus on “front of Church” presentational skills
  • Project Management skills to bring to relatively simple projects
  • Finance at any level
  • Event Management

If you believe you have any of these gifts at any level, do get in touch or if there is something you believe needs doing and you’re passionate about doing it, let us know!

Contact details for Alan C and Rob P are in the Church Directory (Log in to CBC to access the updated 2021 directory here)

For the attention of Ministry Leaders

From next week we will be operating a centralised Eventbrite booking system for all future bookable church events.

Ministry leaders now have access to the central CBC Eventbrite account in order to create events under the guidance and oversight of their accountable Elder. If you have not received an email detailing these arrangements , or you have any queries then do contact Rob P or Cathy S.

Room bookings can be booked via Cathy S

Men’s Ministry

The Men’s Ministry Team are hosting a BBQ on Thursday 22nd July at CBC Priory Street in the ‘Hut Garden’, starting at 7:30pm. Do come along and join us for food and fellowship. The team will also be sharing their vision for Men’s Ministry and launching the Autumn Bible Study Series. If you have any questions, please contact either Tom B. or Ian H.. Please click here to book your place. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Souper Friday on Facebook

Souper Friday is now in Facebook! We want to reach local people who need support with food parcels, so if you’re on Facebook please ‘like’ the page and engage with the posts via likes/shares/comments. You can find the page here: www.facebook.com/souperfriday
If you have any questions about Facebook, feel free to contact Jasmine Warren.”

Other Activities:

  • Souper Friday continues to reach out to our community and neighbours
  • Community Money Advice is handling work remotely, but do get in touch if you are aware of or are having money difficulties ;
  • Several small groups meet and share online.
  • Youth Groups- Contact Dan for further details

Please send items for next week’s notices to Cathy S by 12 noon on Wednesday

Notices for Sunday 11th July

This week

In-person services continue with increased capacity. Pre-booking is still required but please consider coming if you would like. You can book your family ticket (one per household) here – contact Cathy S. if for any reason you are unable to book.

Please note that:

  • you must not attend if you have any Covid symptoms – a new cough, temperature or loss of taste or smell ;
  • you must inform us if you receive a positive Covid test within 14 days of attending ;
  • distancing rules of 1m plus mask apply.

Sunday Services

  • Church on the Screen @10am: If you prefer a more active service rather than simply watching, a warm welcome awaits from Rob and the team.
  • COTG are opening for face-face services. All details at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/
  • Priory Street joint service @10am https://youtu.be/BQpFEMc7itk
  • This week worship is led by Joey and Intercessory Prayer by Matt & Kirstyn. Eddie is preaching from Mark 5:1-20
  • Midweek Service: The next Midweek Service is this Wednesday, 21st July @2pm
  • Junior Church Junior Church continues as a family event. Booking is via Eventbrite and includes all under 5s. The link for this week can be found here

Steve & Gill’s Prayer Letter

Please follow the link here to access a copy of the prayer letter.

For Your Prayers

Our Operations Manager, Tim S., has indicated that he would like to stand down from his current position by the end of the year at the latest. We are very grateful to God for Tim’s service, past and present. Please pray for Tim as he prepares for a new chapter, and for God to guide our church as we review our operational needs going forward.

Leadership Review – How we “do Church”

Since the last review which Tim S. conducted for us several years ago, the Lord has continued to bless us with an increasing membership at CBC and our Leadership Team believe now is a good and appropriate time to conduct a full review of our ministry leadership and “How we do Church”. Ministries have increased in number and size and we want to ensure our ministry leaders are well resourced and supported as well as growing the team and filling some gaps which have become evident over the last few months. As we begin the process of opening up after COVID restrictions are lifted, additional needs are being identified too. As we grow, it becomes ever more important to ensure clarity over who is responsible for what and so Alan C. and Rob P. have been delegated by the Leadership Team to conduct a thorough review of our current arrangements and make recommendations for the future which will be presented initially to the oversight team by early September and to the Church at a Church meeting in mid to late September. In view of that, we have decided to postpone the Church members meeting scheduled for July.

It would be immensely helpful if you feel you have gifts which you could use and are willing to serve the fellowship to make contact with Alan or Rob who would love to meet with you and discuss possible areas where you may be able to use the Gifts God has blessed you with. In particular, the following areas have been highlighted

  • Administration and ability to organise
  • IT with a focus on “front of Church” presentational skills
  • Project Management skills to bring to relatively simple projects
  • Finance at any level
  • Event Management

If you believe you have any of these gifts at any level, do get in touch or if there is something you believe needs doing and you’re passionate about doing it, let us know!

Contact details for Alan C and Rob P are in the Church Directory (Log in to CBC to access the updated 2021 directory here)

Men’s Ministry

The Men’s Ministry Team are hosting a BBQ on Thursday 22nd July at CBC Priory Street in the ‘Hut Garden’, starting at 7:30pm. Do come along and join us for food and fellowship. The team will also be sharing their vision for Men’s Ministry and launching the Autumn Bible Study Series. If you have any questions, please contact either Tom B. or Ian H.. Please click here to book your place. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Souper Friday on Facebook

Souper Friday is now in Facebook! We want to reach local people who need support with food parcels, so if you’re on Facebook please ‘like’ the page and engage with the posts via likes/shares/comments. You can find the page here: www.facebook.com/souperfriday
If you have any questions about Facebook, feel free to contact Jasmine Warren.”

Activities during lockdown

  • Souper Friday continues to reach out to our community and neighbours
  • Community Money Advice is handling work remotely, but do get in touch if you are aware of or are having money difficulties ;
  • Several small groups meet and share online.
  • Youth Groups- Contact Dan for further details

Please send items for next week’s notices to Cathy S by 12 noon on Wednesday