Newsletter 14th December, Nativity Service

  Filed under: Notices 

Rob and Sharon

At the Special Church Meeting held on Monday 1st December it was agreed, by majority vote, that Rob be called to join the staff at Corsham Baptist Church as a pastor. Rob and his wife, Sharon, have accepted the offer and Rob will commence his ministry with us in April 2015. We give grateful thanks and praise to God for guiding us during this church plant process and would ask that you continue to pray for the fledgling work in the Rudloe community.

Christmas Offerings

The offering at the Nativity service will be donated the the Corsham Food Bank. The offering at the ‘Carols by Candlelight’ service will go to Tearfund in support of their work in combating Ebola.  If you wish to gift-aid your offering, please put it into one of the white gift-aid envelopes (available on the table at the church entrance), and fill in the appropriate details.

Ladies’ Christmas Meal

This will be held Monday night, 15th December at 7.30pm.   We will have home-made soup and pudding.  Cost is £3 per person. Please sign up on the sheet at the back so we have an idea of numbers for catering purposes or speak to Anne Holmes or Kathy Larkman. Thank you.

Church Directory 2015

If you would like to be entered in the booklet, please complete the blue form at the back and place in the box or leave in the office. Please do not enter information that you do not want published in the directory. If you are already in the directory and all your details remain unchanged, there is no need to complete a form.

Prayer Meeting

We are continuing with our regular prayer meetings for gospel expansion in Corsham and surrounding areas. The meetings take place in The Hut from 8.30-9.30am on Saturday mornings. We would encourage people to attend this meeting and everyone is welcome!

Life in the Lancs Lane

Steve and Ruth, our missionaries in Tanzania, have compiled another interesting and information-packed newsletter for December. There are paper copies on the table at the back or you can visit their blog at

Midweek Service

The midweek service on Wednesday 17th Dec will be the annual carol service, starting at the usual time of 2pm, followed by tea and cake. Please speak to Eric for more info.

Questions and Cake!

Vicky is organising some dates when housegroups will get together over “questions and cake” – the December date has been cancelled and so the next one will be on Wednesday 14th January. 7.45pm start and 9.15pm finish. Please speak to Vicky for more details.

Christmas Services 2014 at CBC

17th Dec 2pm – carol service

21st Dec 6pm – carols by candlelight

24th Dec 6pm – Christmas eve, with communion

25th Dec 10am – Christmas day family worship service


There are A6 fliers on the table to hand out to neighbours, friends and family!

The town Christmas card is also available to take away.

Don’t forget the Carol Service down the High Street on Tuesday 16th December at 6.45pm!!

This week:

Monday: Young mums’ bible study, 10am; Ladies’ supper, 7.30pm

Wednesday: Morning prayer, 7.15am; Carol Service 2pm

Thursday: Mums ‘n Tots, 10am; Debt Advice Centre 7.30pm

Friday: Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion in and around Corsham, 8.30am, the Hut