“Do not let your hearts be troubled, trust in God. Trust also in me”. This is what Jesus Christ said to His friends just before He was arrested and crucified, when they were very afraid.
At this very difficult time when the future is uncertain and so many familiar ways of living and connecting have been taken from us our Lord Jesus Christ says the same words to us:-
“Trust in me. I am here for you. I am never going to leave you. You can talk to me anywhere at any time and I will speak to you. I give a free gift of peace to all those who put their trust in me.”
Please let us know if we can help you in any way. You can call the Church Office or our Minister on the telephone numbers above. Alternatively you can use the church's email address to leave a prayer request.
As with all other churches, we have been unable to meet in person while the covid-19 crisis continues. Let's hope and pray that everyone behaves themselves and does not allow the virus to spread. The Deacons have decided that morning services will resume on July 19. We will not be allowed to do any singing, and there will be other changes for covid-19 safety. A letter is being sent to congregation members spelling out the precautions. Sunday morning children's activities cannot be accommodated as yet, so the services will be suitable for all ages, while not being specifically children's services. Face coverings will not be required. Meanwhile the church is open for private prayer - details on the Announcements page and the Calendar - and this facility will continue on Wednesdays only after July 19.
Our Church Secretary, Mark Ryan, is circulating a weekly "Keeping in Touch" to all who would like to receive it. Those whose email addresses are in the Church Manual have been receiving it automatically. If you have not received and would like to receive it, please contact Mark Ryan, who will supply either a paper or email copy.
Complete services recorded by Stephen Coles and others for you to join in with at home are available. Find these by going to "Services" (in the bar at the top of this page) where you will find the service for this Sunday. Click on the "play" arrow at the left end of the black strip. This can also be supplied as a paper or email copy - please ask our minister, Stephen Coles, who can also help if you are having difficulty finding the audible recording. Recordings of the Sunday morning services from July 19 will continue to be available as before for those who feel they cannot come out because of risks or for any other reason.
The Boys' Brigade nationally have produced a range of things to do at home, "#BBatHOME". Parents have been sent an email by the Captain. Please let us know how you are getting on with this.
As a church, we are anxious to mitigate the adverse effects of having to self-isolate. Anyone who feels they are in difficulty, either because of loneliness or otherwise, are urged to contact Stephen or Mark, or anyone you feel particularly comfortable in approaching.
The Baptist Union and the South West Baptist Association have various resources available, which can be found by searching for them on the internet.
We aim to be a church for people of all ages, all abilities, all nations and all circumstances, and believe we are called to share the good news about the Lord Jesus Christ with everyone in our local community. We are convinced that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and that no-one comes to the Father except through Him and it is this conviction that inspires us to reach out to people with the love of God.
We are a member church of the South West Baptist Association and the Baptist Union of Great Britain, and enjoy working ecumenically with other local churches through Christians Together in Paignton. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to know more about the church or our activities.