News and Events
CBC has been chosen by Southern Counties Baptist Association as Church of the Year for 2020!
The weekly news sheet is suspended whilst we are unable to meet together. Updates will appear on this page.
Please note that all our usual Sunday services and midweek meetings, plus our monthly service at St. Brendan's are cancelled until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus.
We are recording services each Sunday. Why not join us remotely from your home?
Week of prayer for Christian Unity
On Sunday 17th January at 6:30pm there is a joint service for Crowthorne and Sandhurst Churches hosted by St. Michael's Church, Sandhurst. All are welcome to attend. It will be streamed live through St Michael’s public Facebook page
(You don't need to log in to Facebook or sign up for an account in order to watch.
The material for this year has been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland. The theme that was chosen, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, is based on John 15:1-17
A booklet with daily readings / devotions is available for download from the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland website. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021 (ctbi.org.uk)
Operation Christmas Child 2021
Yes, we have only just got past Christmas 2020, but we are starting to think about NEXT Christmas now!
If you already have or you get any shoeboxes which are ladies size and with a separate lid (not hinged) then please keep them until it is safe for our resident "wrapper" to cover them.
By collecting different items each month throughout the year, it spreads the cost of packing a shoebox just before probably the most expensive time of the year for many people. In January we collect mainly gloves and hats, but please feel free to collect whatever you wish at any time. Look at the Samaritan’s Purse website for ideas and guidance on things which are permitted and items that must not be included.
When we are allowed to meet again in our new building, the collecting box will be put out and we hope it will be overflowing!
Welcome Service for Kevin & Wendy Mills
The formal Induction Service for Kevin will have to wait until we are able to have larger gatherings and when we can meet together in our brand new buildings. However, at 2pm on Saturday 19th December we held a live service to welcome Kevin and Wendy into our church at St. John the Baptist the Parish Church. The service was recorded for those unable to attend in person - watch here.
Stars on Wildmoor Heath
On Saturday 12th December, our Jesus & Chocolate young people's group and some CBC grown ups went into Wildmoor Heath woods and hung up 200 stars, which we hope and pray will bless local people. The stars were there for people to take home and put on their Christmas tree or use as a decoration.
They were obviously popular, as on 1st January 2021 only 18 of them were left!
Boosts for New Heart Funding!
Two grant applications towards our building project have been successful so far.
The first was a cheque for £16,500 from the All Churches Trust which arrived at the end of June.
The second was from Laing Family Trusts who sent a cheque for £10,000 at the beginning of October.
We are very grateful to both of these organisations for their generous gifts - amazing answers to prayer.
Helping Hands at Wildmoor Heath School
Three members of our "Open the Book" team went to Wildmoor Heath school in September to clear up the weeds and debris at the entrance. The Bible Society had suggested that the team kept up contact with the school and tried to bless them in some way. Bill, Maggie and Janet were also able to chat with passers by and the roofers who were working at the school.
The transformation can be seen in the photos below.
A Crowthorne Blessing
Churches Together in Crowthorne have put together a wonderful video of blessing for Crowthorne. This version was released in September and is based on the UK Blessing that was produced in May.
A Christmas version was also produced.