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About us

 

We are a group of ordinary people of all ages who have found meaning, purpose and hope for life in a relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ.  Our Vision is 'to build a Christ-centred community', and we aim to base everything that we are and do on that vision.   The vision can be broken down into five areas:

 

  • Teaching God's word

  • Telling others about Jesus

  • Treating through pastoral care

  • Transforming lives through God's Holy Spirit 

  • Togetherness - regularly meeting with one another on Sundays, in small groups and socially

 

We pride ourselves on being inclusive, and our Sunday services are friendly, welcoming and lively, as we seek to work out what it means to live the Christian life in the 21st Century.


We recognise that the church is part of the local community and has a calling to serve that community in whatever way we can.  Our position in the middle of the High Street next to the Library gives us a sense of being at the heart of the village, so we are keen to continue the idea of being a “Chaplain to the High Street” that was started by our previous Pastor.   We have links with Crowthorne Parish Council, Crowthorne Good Neighbours and the Citizens Advice Bureau.

The Ark Pre-school was started by a church member and we maintain strong links with it.   

 

HopeZone's Zone6 youth drop-in club, which operates during term time, has strong links to CBC.


Schools

We maintain contacts at several local primary schools and with our local secondary school (Edgbarrow).  Our work with them has included assemblies and lunch time clubs.  Early in 2020 a small group of members started working with Wildmoor Heath School to present the Bible Society's "Open The Book" once a month.  We are delighted that the team was able to return in May 2022 (after the Covid pandemic).

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The story of Adam & Eve and the serpent in February 2020

Noah's Ark & animals

The story of Abraham & Sarah

Our buildings

 

There has been a Baptist church in Crowthorne since 1914.   The present church building opened on our High Street site in 1953 and the front was modernised by the addition of a foyer in the late 1980s.  In 2019 we obtained planning permission for our New Heart project to refurbish the existing building and to construct a new and larger worship space at the rear of the site.  Building commenced early in 2020 and was completed in Spring 2021.

Crowthorne Baptist Church

The old building with tin roof

Crowthorne Baptist Church

New building 1953

Crowthorne Baptist Church

New foyer added

Current buildings

CBC is a member of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Evangelical Alliance and Churches Together in Crowthorne.

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