Notices Sun 22nd January 2023

Notices for Sunday 22nd January

Quick links: Hope Explored | Church meeting | Hall refurb | The Ark | Women’s Bible Study | Hang Out | Women’s Retreat | Calendar

Sunday Services

9.15 at Priory Street

Rob D will bring the Word from Matthew 4: 1-11 and worship will be led by Matt G. Intercessory prayers will be led by Michael & Wendy. The service will be streamed online – click here to join.

Church on the Green

Join us at 10am in the MOD Community Centre in Rudloe as well as on Zoom. Steve B will bring the Word from Matthew 3: 13-17 and worship will be led by Dave M. Click here to join on Zoom. Meeting ID: 951 8111 0275 Passcode: 559184

11.15am at Priory Street

Rob D will bring the Word from Matthew 4: 1-11 and worship will be led by Mike & Sarah B. Intercessory prayers will be led by Steve L. The service will be streamed online – click here to join.

Hope Explored – Saturday 14th January

The final session will be held tomorrow evening at 7pm at Priory Street. Places on the course can be reserved via Eventbrite here, using the QR code, or just come along on the night!

Church Meeting – Monday 23rd January at 8pm

All who regularly join one of our congregations are welcome to attend our Church Meeting, even if you aren’t a member. Some of the items to be considered at the meeting are the work that’s required on The Tynings, new Ministry leaders, and an update on the Vision of the church. We encourage all to attend who can. The agenda and supporting documents can be downloaded here or hard copies can be collected from Priory Street on Sunday. For those genuinely unable to attend, the meeting will be streamed online. Please apply via email to the church office for the link, with a note of why you are unable to attend.

Urgently needed for Souper Friday

The Souper Friday team needs a car seat to use in the church minibus when transporting parents and children. The type that’s required is one with a back for older children that can be held in place by a seat belt, not the ISOFIX type. If you have one that you no longer need please let Colin or any of the SF team know. Thank you.

Hall Refurbishment Update – Plastering and New Flooring

We’re thankful to our men who have been carrying out preparation in the church hall ready for redecoration. Part of this preparation is for various bits of plastering to be done in the hall which is now scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday, 23rd & 24th January.  If you usually use the church building on these days, please be aware of this and avoid passing through the hall. Access via the back door is preferred.

Additionally, we’re giving you advance notice that contractors will be laying new flooring commencing Monday 27th March and expected to take 4 days, although any delay or overrun could extend this. Any ministries/activities taking place in the church during that week will be disrupted due to the works taking place in the main hall, middle hall and the 3 side rooms, and will need to consider the practicalities of how they operate for that week. If anyone has any questions please speak to Jonny Street or John Godwin. 

The Ark – Saturday 28th January

We would love to see you at The Ark on the 28th, a fun and interactive service for primary school-aged children, which will be held at Priory Street from 10.30am-12pm. Join us for songs, crafts, Bible stories and puppets! Your free place can be booked via Eventbrite here and you can keep up-to-date via the Facebook page here.

Women’s Bible Study – Monday 30th January

Dear sisters in Christ, we look forward to you joining us for our next study when Hollie will be sharing from James ch. 2. Study buddy questions are available here or on the table at church. Refreshments will be available from 7.30pm and we will start at 8pm. If you’re unable to join us in person, here are the Zoom details:

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 880 7850 5450
Passcode: CBCJames

Hang Out – 5th February

Dear Key Stage 2 parents/guardians, February’s Hang Out has been moved from Sun 12th Feb to Sun 5th Feb due to half term commitments. Please send your Key Stage 2 children along to CBC on 5th Feb (4:00-5:30pm) for fun, food & fellowship. Rhiannon’s dusting off the parachute and is planning some physically active games, and there’ll be some Biblical content too. Any questions, please see Beth Mills or Rhiannon.

Women’s Retreat 21st-23rd April

We now have our Women’s Retreat venue confirmed! We’ll be going to Windmill Farm which is a beautiful spot about an hour’s drive away, and Sharon D will be teaching us from God’s Word. Arrival is from 4pm on the Friday. We’ll head home after lunch on the Sunday after a fun-filled weekend of fellowship. If that’s not enough to get you excited, have a look at the Windmill Farm website:

The total cost for the weekend, full board (including a cooked breakfast!) is £162 for a shared room and £232 for a single room. A £35 non-refundable deposit is payable and you can download a booking form here. Your deposit payment can be made in cash, by cheque (payable to Corsham Baptist Church) or bank transfer using reference LADIES23 (bank details from the church office). Please let us know when you have paid your deposit so we can confirm your booking. We look forward to some wonderful fellowship together!

Regular 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: if you enjoy crafting come and join us on the first Saturday of the month (unless otherwise notified) from 10am-12.30pm at Priory Street. Please bring your own craft project to do.
  • Prayer for Missions & the Persecuted Church: the first Tuesday of every month, 7.45pm on Zoom. Contact the office for login details.
  • Women’s Bible Study: we meet on the last Monday every month from 7.30pm.
  • Souper Friday Café: Friday mornings from 9am. Come and enjoy a free drink, cake and soup. Open for help with food items to take away too. Speak to Colin W, Esther A, Joan C or Jo S for more information.
  • Ark Children’s Service: last Saturday of the month 10:30am-12:00pm during term-time only.
  • Mum’s Bible Study: Monday mornings between 9.30am-11.30am (term-time only). For more information speak to Christine C or Vicki K.
  • Toddlers: Thursdays 10:00am-11:30am during term-time only.
  • 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 at by 12 noon on Wednesday.