Notices Sun 5th February 2023

Notices for Sunday 5th February

Quick links: Craft group | Hang Out | Prayer | Pledge Day | Hall refurb | Women’s Retreat | Calendar

Sunday Services

9.15 at Priory Street

Rob D will bring the Word from Matthew 4:18-25 and worship will be led by Joey. Intercessory prayers will be led by Cathy S. 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. Matt G will bring the Word from Matthew 4: 12-17 and worship will be led by Adrian & Jo. 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 4:18-25. Intercessory prayers will be led by Paul K. The service will be streamed online – click here to join.

Craft Group – Sat 4th February

If you enjoy crafts, do join us at Priory Street from 10am-12.30pm. You will find a friendly bunch of ladies (open to men too!) and we would love to meet you. Please bring your own craft project to work on.

Hang Out – Sun 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 KS2 children along to CBC this Sunday (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.

Gathered to Pray – Sunday 5th Jan

Please join us to pray this Sunday evening at 6pm when we will be praying with our vision “to increase the adoration of Jesus” at the forefront of our prayers. We will be praying particularly about evangelism at CBC as this is one of the 6 structural supports that will help us to work out the vision we believe God has laid on our hearts. It would be great to see a full Church on Sunday evening in prayer, as we know that prayer underpins all that we do for God. 

Prayer for missions and the persecuted church Tuesday 7th Feb

There will be another opportunity for prayer on Tuesday, this time for our mission partners and our persecuted Christian family around the world. Please join us on Zoom from 7.45pm.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 961 0065 2312
Passcode: 282492

Our Vision

At the church meeting last week, the Oversight Team introduced our vision for the next 5-10 years at Corsham Baptist Church. We’ve made a 5 minute video that explains the core of that vision which you can watch here ( Do watch the video and prayerfully consider how God may be calling you to join with us in our shared aim of increasing the adoration of Jesus.

Supporting CBC Financially: Pledging Information

As you will know from the church meeting last week, we’re facing a deficit of approximately £19k for our next financial year.  This is due to costs having increased over the years since we last had a full pastor roster, but income remaining unchanged. As discussed at the meeting there is a need for further recurring income to fund our year ahead (Sept 23-Aug 24) and we are asking people to prayerfully consider increasing their giving.  We are asking people to increase their giving as soon as they can, but recognise that for some this is not feasible.  We’re asking for giving to increase now, because it enables greater clarity around budgeting ahead of time.

If you are able to pledge additional monthly giving to the church to help support the running costs, please follow this link to complete a Google form. Paper copies will be available at church on Sunday for those who would prefer not to do this electronically. Thank you for your prayerful consideration on this matter.

Josh Holmes – ministry in Texas

Josh is currently serving as an apprentice for Pais USA in Arlington, Texas. Pais is a mission organisation that partners with churches to host a team of missionaries to bridge the gap between church and community. As well as serving in the youth ministry of their host church, a large part of their work involves outreach into local high schools, helping in any way they can to make the hope of Jesus known to the students in the community. Discipleship is a key part of Josh’s ministry, as he mentors students from the youth group as well as from the schools he serves in. Josh is currently 13 months into an 18 month placement and is thoroughly enjoying the fruit that the Holy Spirit is producing in developing the young people there. If you would like to hear more about his voluntary work or how you could support him, please feel free to reach out to Josh through his email address:

Hall Refurbishment

The final bit of plastering work in the hall will take place next Tuesday, and then the painting will begin over the next couple of weeks. 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. 

Women’s Retreat 21st-23rd April

Our Women’s Retreat venue is confirmed and we’ll be going to Windmill Farm which is a beautiful spot about an hour’s drive away. 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!

Church office closed next week

Ruth will be on annual leave next week and the church office will therefore be closed. Items for next week’s notices can be sent to

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 10am-2pm. 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.
  • FLAGS (Fun Learning About God and Scripture): Wednesdays at 4.30-5.30pm during term time. For Primary School-aged children.
  • 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.