News and Events
Our services are held in the Heart. We are encouraging people to use the hand sanitiser provided as they enter the buildings. Wearing a mask is a matter of personal choice. If you have any questions about coming to a Sunday service, please email email@example.com
Our services are being recorded and are made available on YouTube as soon as possible after the event.
Gift from SCBA
CBC was the "Church of the Year" for the Southern Counties Baptist Association in 2020, when we undertook our building project. Because of the Covid pandemic, this was extended to 2021 as well. We were delighted recently to receive the sum of £4,264 from the other Baptist Churches in SCBA towards our New Heart project. Wonderful news! Many thanks to SCBA.
Wednesday 18th May 10:30am - Service at St. Brendan's care home
Thursday 19th May 10:30am - Coffee Shop
Thursday 19th May 1:30pm - Craft Group meets in the Heart.
Thursday 26th May 10:30am - Coffee Shop
Thursday 26th May 2:00pm - Thursday Fellowship in the Heart. Speaker Eileen Frampton
Christian Aid Week May 15th to 22nd
Christian Aid envelopes will be delivered to homes around Crowthorne by members of CBC and other churches. following the success of last year, these will not be collected, but instead the recipients deliver their filled envelopes back to the distributors or they can donate online. We shall also have envelopes available in church from Sunday 15th May.
The Crowthorne reps are our very own Jim and Janet Sargeant.
More information on the Christian Aid website. Click the red icon.
Yeldall Manor Stride45 June 11th
On Saturday 11th June, Yeldall Manor is marking 45 years of changing lives with their Stride for Recovery challenge. Join them at Yeldall to walk/run four and half miles, or cycle 45 miles. Alternatively, set your own challenge, either starting/finishing at Yeldall or wherever you are (and whenever suits you). Yeldall is asking people to raise sponsorship for their Good Samaritan Fund – helping men who cannot otherwise afford to access treatment. Whatever you would like to do to raise funds for them, and whether you will be at Yeldall or elsewhere, please contact Sue Hedger to receive all the relevant information and your free fabric wristband.
If you don't wish to take part personally, you could donate via Yeldall's special JustGiving page or sponsor one of our church members who are taking part.
Crowthorne Late Night Shopping 3rd December
It was wonderful to be part of this popular annual event on the High Street and to be able to welcome lots of people into our new buildings. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, with our beautiful (real) Christmas tree and Breakaway Brass playing carols in the Heart. Hot drinks, cakes and craft activities in the Hub were very much appreciated too.
Induction Service for Kevin - Saturday 13th November
When Rev. Kevin Mills arrived in Crowthorne and started duties as our new Minister in December 2021, we were unable to hold a formal induction service for him because of the Covid-19 restrictions. It was wonderful to hold this on Saturday 13th November. The church was full with CBC members, Kevin and Wendy's family and friends and visitors from near and far.
Rev. Joth Hunt (Regional Minister) presided at the induction and the speaker was Rev. Colin Baker from Caversham Baptist Church. Kevin, Wendy, Colin and Joth are pictured here with our own Sarah Webb, who led the service.
Photo courtesy of Phil Creighton, editor of Wokingham Today, and used with permission.
Watch the recorded service here
Operation Christmas Child 2021- shoebox packing!
We have been collecting different items each month throughout the year and we held a shoebox packing session on Wednesday 27th October. 70 boxes in total from CBC will soon be on their way to children around the world. There was a "send off" for them during our morning worship on Sunday 7th Novermber. Our boxes were joined by others from Crowthorne Methodist Church in the arrangement shown in the photo.
Dedication of our new building - September 12th
Our service on Sunday September 12th was a wonderful occasion when we dedicated our new building to God. The church was full with current and past members and friends and special guests. Our guest speaker was Rev. Lynn Green, the General Secretary of the Baptist Union. We had a special feature in Wokingham Today. The photos here are used with kind permission from the Editor, Phil Creighton.
Christian Aid Week Collection
A grand total of £2,682.82 was raised in Crowthorne in May for Christian Aid 2021!
This is an amazing sum, for which we praise God, beating the totals raised in 2018 and 2019 (there was no collection in 2020). Thank you to all the volunteers from churches in Crowthorne, who worked so hard distributing the envelopes.
We shall never know how much was also donated online, prompted by delivery of one of the red envelopes.
CBC Open House - Saturday 22nd May
We were delighted to welcome lots of visitors from the local community to come in and have a look round our new buildings.
CBC in the News!
Wokingham Today featured CBC and our new buildings in April. Read the article here.
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 2020, 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 2020 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.