Notices for Sunday 5th December

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Notices are also published on the Church homepage, typically early evening on Fridays.

Sunday 5th December – joint service at The Corsham School – 11am

This coming Sunday Priory Street and COTG congregations will be meeting together at The Corsham School. Steve L will be preaching from Matthew 1: 18-25 on The Coming King. Music will be lead by Adrian P – song sheets are available here. Refreshments will be available after the service. We look forward to joining together as one body in Christ!

Gathered to Pray – Sunday 5th December – 6pm

Please join us at Priory Street this coming Sunday for an hour of prayer together. We will focus on prayer for the Persecuted Church and will be praying specifically for our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan, Cameroon and Lebanon. We will be using Open Doors’ latest “Prayer News Videos” from their website. If you can’t join us in person please do watch the videos at home and pray for these needs.

Youth weekend away 3rd-5th December

About 25 young people and 10 leaders are staying in Chepstow this weekend for fun, food and to grow in their relationship with Jesus. They would appreciate prayer for:

  • safety
  • stamina
  • friendships
  • young people to come to know our Lord Jesus Christ and develop in their knowledge and relationship with Him.

‘Angels, Dreams and Prophecies’ – an audiobook by Jo Sheringham

If you feel bogged down by all the great reading material available at Christmas-time, here is something you can listen to instead: twelve voices from the Nativity story, based on the first two chapters of Matthew and Luke including… singing and silence, maps and mystery, plans and plots, flights and frights, a birth and a death, as well as angels, dreams and prophecies.

Written for grown-ups rather than children, each episode is about 20 minutes long – perfect for when you are up to your elbows in sprouts or curling the ribbon on your perfectly wrapped presents…

Visit the CBC website, YouTube channel and Facebook page for each episode as they are released in the run-up to Christmas. If you find these difficult to access, we can provide a written copy. Please contact the church office or message the Facebook page for more details.

Christmas events for your diaries

Saturday 11th December at 4pm: Nativity service at Priory Street. Please join us to celebrate Jesus’ birth. Dress up as a nativity character and join in if you want (adults and children!).  Refreshments will be served afterwards and we’d love you to join us. Tickets are available from Eventbrite on the link below, please select child or adult ticket. Please feel free to share this link with family and friends.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cbc-nativity-service-tickets-219120454177

Monday 13th December: Ladies, please join us for an evening of fun, feasting and fellowship at 7.30pm at Priory Street. For more information speak to Christine, Vicki K, Anne H or Hollie. So that we may manage numbers and for catering purposes, please book your ticket here. Tickets are £10 per person (to be collected separately).

Carols By Candlelight – Sunday 19th December

tea lights stretching into the distance

You are warmly invited to our Carols by Candlelight service, as we prepare to celebrate the wonder of Christmas and the birth of the Prince of Peace. This year we will be holding two carol services on 19th December, the first starting at 5pm and the second at 7pm. You will need to book your place to attend either service – click here to book. Refreshments will be provided after the service. If you’re on Facebook here’s a link you can use to invite your friends and family.

Calling all First Aiders….

If you are currently qualified as a First Aider, would you be willing to make yourself available to cover some of our in-person activities? It would be for a short period while we wait for training to take place for our regular First Aiders. If so, please contact Tim M through the church office on office@corshambaptists.org. Thank you!

Looking ahead to….

…Sunday 12th December, when we will be sharing communion together at the Priory Street services. We ask you to bring your own bread and something to represent the blood of Christ (e.g. grape juice, red squash, non-alcoholic wine) as we will not be serving from the front in order to reduce the risk of COVID transmission.

Thank you from Africa Inland Mission

We recently received this message from AIM: “Please pass on our grateful thanks to the members of Corsham Baptist Church for their generous gift of £3,150 given recently for the work of AIM International, and for their partnership in helping make Jesus known to all African peoples.” CBC’s leadership team and Wendy Rowe, our Mission ministry leader, echo these thanks too.

Other Activities:

  • Community Money Advice is open for face-to-face meetings each Thursday evening and Friday morning. Do get in touch if you would like help and advice in this area. Pre-booked appointments only.
  • Craft Group Outreach: first Saturday of the month at 10am.
  • Ark Children’s Service: last Saturday of the month 10:30am-12:00pm.
  • Toddlers: Thursdays 10:00am-11:30am during term time.
  • Life groups meet in person and/or online. Contact us if you’d like to join one.
  • Youth Groups – contact Dan for further details.

Please send items for next week’s notices to Ruth Lancaster (office@corshampbaptists.org) by 12 noon on Wednesday.

Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on church activities throughout the week.

‘Angels, Dreams and Prophecies’ – an audio book for Christmas by Jo Sheringham

Nativity scene

There’s a lot of great material available to read at this time of year, and yet it is possibly the time of year when we are busiest of all. So here is something you can listen to instead: twelve voices from the Nativity story based on the first two chapters of Matthew and Luke, including… singing and silence, maps and mystery, plans and plots, flights and frights, a birth and a death, as well as angels, dreams and prophecies.

Written for grown-ups rather than children, each audible episode is about 20 minutes long. These are perfect for when you are up to your elbows in sprouts or curling the ribbon on your perfectly wrapped presents or ironing those creases into your festive socks…

Starting on the 1st of December a new episode will be released every other day in the run-up to Christmas, and available on our CBC website, Youtube channel and Facebook page.

If you find these difficult to access, we can provide a written copy. Please contact the church office (office@corshambaptists.org) or message the Facebook page for more details.

Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on church activities throughout the week.

Notices for Sunday 28th November

If you would like to receive the weekly notices via email and don’t already do so, please contact Ruth at office@corshambaptists.org. To maximise delivery please add info@corshambaptists.org to your address book and check your spam folders.

Notices are also published on the Church homepage, typically early evening on Fridays.

9:15 service

Matt W will bring the Word from Mark 10: 32-45; music is led by Joey. The service will be streamed online – click here to join.

Church on the Green logo

CotG is meeting at 10am at the MOD Community Centre in Rudloe as well as online. All details are at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/. Or Join Now

Matt W will bring the Word from Mark 10: 32-45; music is led by Nancy.

The Priory Street services will include the baptisms of some of our young people – Grace at the 9.15am and Mitch and Miriam at the 11.15am. Please pray for them as they take this step of public confession of their faith in Christ.

COTG will be sharing communion this Sunday. Please bring your own bread and something to represent the blood of Christ (e.g. grape juice, red squash, non-alcoholic wine) as we will not be serving from the front in order to reduce the risk of COVID transmission. As an act of grace towards one another, and on the basis that we would not want to do anything to cause a brother or sister to stumble, please do not bring alcoholic wine.

Women’s Bible Study

A warm welcome awaits you at the Women’s Bible Study on Monday 29th November at 7.30pm at Priory Street.  Vicki K will be sharing from John’s gospel – I am the Light of the World. Please download study notes here. You can join us via Zoom if you are unable to join us in person by using the following link….

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85959531179?pwd=YjlRSlZ6WkU5MGFxQWo2dUl4V2NFdz09
Meeting ID: 859 5953 1179

Passcode: JohnStudy

Gathered to Pray – Sunday 5th December

CH Spurgeon described the prayer meeting as the engine room of the church. Please join us at Priory Street on 5th December at 6pm for an hour of prayer together. The meeting will focus on prayers for the Persecuted Church and we will be praying specifically for our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan, Cameroon and Lebanon.

Christmas is coming – dates and information for your diaries

Saturday 11th December at 4pm: Nativity service at CBC Priory Street.

Monday 13th December: Ladies, please join us for an evening of fun, feasting and fellowship at 7.30pm at Priory Street. For more information speak to Christine, Vicki K, Anne H or Hollie. So that we may manage numbers and for catering purposes, please book your ticket here. Tickets are £10 per person (to be collected separately).

Thursday 16th-Thursday 23rd December: Nativity Trail around Corsham.  Look out for more information nearer the time. If you live within a comfortable walk to church and would like to display a picture for the trail, please speak to Rhiannon.

Carols By Candlelight – Sunday 19th December

tea lights stretching into the distance

You are warmly invited to our Carols by Candlelight service, as we prepare to celebrate the wonder of Christmas and the birth of the Prince of Peace. This year, in order to accommodate safely all who wish to attend, we will be holding two carol services on 19th December, the first starting at 5pm and the second at 7pm. You will need to book your place to attend either service – click here to book. Refreshments will be provided after the service.

Compassion Carol Service

Compassion is a ministry that many of us have supported and prayed for over the years. Their annual carol service will be held on Sunday 12th December at 8pm via YouTube and Facebook. Click here for more information.

Other Activities:

  • Community Money Advice is open for face-to-face meetings each Thursday evening and Friday morning. Do get in touch if you would like help and advice in this area. Pre-booked appointments only.
  • Craft Group Outreach: first Saturday of the month at 10am.
  • Ark Children’s Service: last Saturday of the month 10:30am-12:00pm.
  • Toddlers: Thursdays 10:00am-11:30am during term time.
  • Life groups meet in person and/or online. Contact us if you’d like to join one.
  • Youth Groups – contact Dan for further details.

Please send items for next week’s notices to Ruth Lancaster (office@corshampbaptists.org) by 12 noon on Wednesday.

Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on church activities throughout the week.

Notices for Sunday 21st November

If you would like to receive the weekly notices via email and don’t already do so, please contact Ruth at office@corshambaptists.org. To maximise delivery please add info@corshambaptists.org to your address book and check your spam folders.

Notices are also published on the Church homepage, typically early evening on Fridays.

9:15 service

Dan O will bring the Word from 2 Tim. 3: 16-17; music is led by Matt G.

Church on the Green logo

CotG is meeting at 10am at the MOD Community Centre in Rudloe as well as online. All details are at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/. Or Join Now

Dan O will bring the Word from 2 Tim. 3: 16-17; music is led by Matt E.

Streaming is from Church on the Green. You can join here.

Evening service 6pm – Gathered to Praise

We have a wonderful opportunity this Sunday evening to gather from the different congregations at CBC and celebrate God’s saving grace together. You are welcome to join us for a time of word, praise and prayer, including the baptism of one of our young people, Anna D.

Midweek Service

The next Midweek Service is Wednesday, 24th November at 2pm.

Women’s Bible Study

A warm welcome awaits you at the Women’s Bible Study on Monday 28th November at 7.30pm at Priory Street.  We are currently following a series –  Behold our God!  Victoria Kelly will be sharing from John’s gospel – I am the Light of the World. If you would like study notes, please download them here. You can join us via Zoom if you are unable to join us in person by using the following link….

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85959531179?pwd=YjlRSlZ6WkU5MGFxQWo2dUl4V2NFdz09
Meeting ID: 859 5953 1179

Passcode: JohnStudy

We look forward to our time in fellowship.
Women’s Ministry Team

Youth Work Activities

– Baptism Services involving young people: Sun 21st Nov (6pm) and 28th Nov (9.15am & 11.15am services)

– Rescheduled Youth Weekend Away:  Fri 3rd – Sun 5th Dec. 

– Youth Christmas Meal & Awards: Sun 12th Dec.

And finally, to ponder: it is estimated some 95% of under 18s in England and Wales don’t go to church; that’s around 12 million kids! If you want to see that number go down and would like to know how you can get involved in youth work in the future, please come and chat to me. Thanks, Dan O.

Gathered to Pray – Sunday 5th December

The monthly prayer meeting will take place in person on the 5th December at 6pm at Priory Street. The meeting will focus on prayers for the Persecuted Church using prayer news videos from Open Doors and we will be specifically praying for our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan, Cameroon and Lebanon. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting and praying together for our brothers and sisters!

Souper Friday: Can you help?

We need volunteers to help run this event every Friday. We still plan to continue with a small number of deliveries and have our ‘market stall’ open, whilst at the same time there will be refreshments available.

If you can help with…

  • Food packing (market stall) 
  • Providing soup
  • Serving in the kitchen
  • Sitting in the coffee hall to listen and chat
  • Setting up/down

…then please contact Colin W, Esther A, Joan C or Jo S. 

Christmas is coming – dates and information for your diaries

Saturday 20th November (10am-12pm): Christmas tree decoration-making session for our entry to the St Bart’s Christmas tree festival. Drop in to church to help make our tree, just turn up ready to get crafty, open to all. Refreshments will be available.

Saturday 11th December at 4pm: Nativity service at CBC Priory Street.

Monday 13th December: Ladies, please join us for an evening of fun, feasting and fellowship at 7.30pm at Priory Street. For more information and tickets speak to Christine C, Vicki K, Anne H or Hollie G. And dig out your sparkly outfits!

Thursday 16th-Thursday 23rd December: Nativity Trail around Corsham.  Look out for more information nearer the time. If you live within a comfortable walk to church and would like to display a picture for the trail, please speak to Rhiannon.

Other Activities:

  • Community Money Advice is open again for face to face meetings each Thursday evening and Friday morning. Do get in touch if you are aware of or are having money difficulties. Pre-booked appointments only.
  • Craft Group Outreach: first Saturday of the month at 10am.
  • Ark Children’s Service: last Saturday of the month 10:30am-12:00pm.
  • Toddlers: Thursdays 10:00am-11:30am during term time.
  • Life groups meet in person and/or online. Contact us if you’d like to join one.
  • Youth Groups – Contact Dan for further details.

Please send items for next week’s notices to Ruth Lancaster (office@corshampbaptists.org) by 12 noon on Wednesday.

Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on church activities throughout the week.

Notices for Sunday 14th Nov – Remembrance Sunday

If you would like to receive the weekly notices via email and don’t already do so, please contact Ruth L. To maximise delivery please add info @) corshambaptists.org to your address book and check your spam folders.

Notices are also published on the Church homepage, typically early evening on Fridays.

9:15 service

Rob D will bring the Word from Mark 10:17-31; music is led by Joey P.

Church on the Green logo

CotG is meeting at 10am at the MOD Community Centre in Rudloe as well as online now. All details are at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/event/10am-sunday-service-online/. Or Join Now

Rob D will bring the Word from Mark 10:17-31; music is led by Helen O.

Streaming is from Church on the Green. You can join here.

We will be sharing communion at Priory Street this coming Sunday (14th November) in the 9.15am and 11.15am services. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate that we can once more gather to remember Christ’s sacrifice on the cross!  Church on the Green will be sharing communion on the 21st November.


Please bring your own bread and something to represent the blood of Christ (e.g. grape juice, red squash, non-alcoholic wine) as we will not be serving from the front in order to reduce the risk of COVID transmission. As an act of grace towards one another, and on the basis that we would not want to do anything to cause a brother or sister to stumble, please do not bring alcoholic wine.

Mission Prayer Meeting

Please join us to pray for our missionaries on Tuesday 16th November at 7.30pm. Contact Gill B for Zoom details.

Midweek Service

The next Midweek Service is Wednesday, 24th November at 2pm.

Youth Work Activities

Hi Church. I know how much you desire to pray and support the youth ministry so below are some details about what is coming up to fuel your prayer for young people! 


– The Meet Up (Joint youth-led event co-run with Trinity Church, Chippenham): Fri 19th Nov 7-9pm

– Baptism Services involving young people: Sun 21st Nov (6pm), 28th Nov (9.15 & 11.15 services)

– Rescheduled Youth Weekend Away:  Fri 3rd – Sun 5th Dec. 

– Youth Christmas Meal & Awards: Sun 12th Dec.

And finally, to ponder: it is estimated some 95% of under 18s in England and Wales don’t go to church; that’s around 12 million kids! If you want to see that number go down and would like to know how you can get involved in youth work in the future, please come and chat to me. Thanks, Dan O.

Toddlers Call for Help

We’re delighted to have so many people wanting to come to our Toddler group on a Thursday morning at CBC, but we really need more helpers. Please contact Heather C if you’re able to help in this way. And, if you can’t help in person, please PRAY! (And for God’s wisdom knowing how to accommodate all who want to come with restricting numbers due to Covid.) Many thanks.

Souper Friday: Can you help?

Souper Friday – we are planning to open up again for soup/roll/tea/coffee very soon!

We need volunteers to help run this event every Friday.

We still plan to continue with a small number of deliveries and have our ‘market stall’ open, whilst at the same time there will be refreshments available.

If you can help with…

  • Food packing (market stall) 
  • Providing soup
  • Serve in the kitchen
  • Sit in the coffee hall to listen and chat
  • Setting up/down

…then please contact:  

Colin W, Esther A, Joan C or Jo S. 

Christmas is coming – dates and information for your diaries

Saturday November 20th (10am – 12pm) – Christmas tree decoration making session for our entry to the St Bart’s Christmas tree festival. Drop in to church to help make our tree, just turn up ready to get crafty, open to all. Refreshments will be available.


Saturday December 11th at 4pm – Nativity service at CBC Priory Street.


Thursday December 16th – Thursday 23rd – Nativity Trail around Corsham.  Look out for more information nearer the time. If you live within a comfortable walk to church and would like to display a picture for the trail, please speak to Rhiannon.

200 Years of Corsham Baptist Church

This fascinating book by Paul G is on sale at the back of the church or directly from the author. See CBC website for more information. Extra donations will be given towards ministry amongst the Persecuted Church.

Other Activities:

  • Souper Friday continues to reach out to our community and neighbours.
  • Community Money Advice is open again for face to face meetings each Thursday evening and Friday morning. Do get in touch if you are aware of or are having money difficulties. Pre-booked appointments only.
  • Craft Group Outreach: first Saturday of the month at 10am starting in the New Year 2022.
  • Ark Children’s Service: last Saturday of the month 10:30am-12:00pm.
  • Toddlers: Thursdays 10:00am – 11:30am during term time.
  • Life groups meet in person and/or online. Contact us if you’d like to join one.
  • Youth Groups – Contact Dan for further details.

Please send items for next week’s notices to Ruth L by 12 noon on Wednesday.

Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on church activities throughout the week.