We are delighted to let you know that we will be resuming worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30am from 18 October!
We will begin in a very low-key manner, with a short act of worship that will comprise prayer, Bible reading, short talk, Communion and (we hope) some music. The service will probably last no more than half an hour and to begin with will be led by one of the deacons.
We will, of course, have to follow government guidelines and this means that we will have to observe social distancing, sanitise our hands on entering and wear masks throughout (with the exception of whoever is leading the service). We still cannot sing together, unfortunately, but we will share in Communion and – in order to do so safely – we ask that you bring your own ‘bread’ and ‘wine’. Of course, we are aware that these elements are symbolic so whatever you have, that you are comfortable using, will be fine. That could be water or juice, bread or a biscuit.
At the moment, we are unable to socialise after the service over a cuppa but we hope that will change, and over the coming weeks and months we will seek ways to begin our other weekly activities too.
We are glad that you are here and we hope you will find what you are looking for. If you have recently moved into the area, or if perhaps want to visit the church for the first time, we give you a very warm welcome. We hope you will feel at home among us.
Some people still associate the church with a building but the church is really about people. It’s about valuing each other and encouraging people to grow in the love of God and serving our community.
We have lots of different activities each week to which you are most welcome. More information can be found on the menu pages along the top of this page.
We have a lift that enables access to all levels of the church building. We also have an accessible toilet and baby change facilities, as well as a hearing loop system.
Sunday 10.30am (communion most weeks) followed by refreshments, and there is provision for children.
To see our next big service/celebration please click on 'Upcoming Events' at the top of this page.
For what is happening in any specific week please see the monthly NEWSLETTER or the calendar.
Safeguarding and GDPR
At Borstal Baptist Church we believe that the church should be a place where all people feel welcomed, valued and safe. As such, we recognise the importance of good safeguarding procedures. Our Safeguarding Policy can be found here and it is also displayed on our notice board in church. If you have further questions please contact our Safeguarding Officer - Donna Goodley.
Your privacy is important to us, and we are following the 2018 General Data Protection Regulations. Our GDPR Privacy Notice can be found here.