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Beth Powney and Husband Stephen

Monthly Update: September 2017

Welcome to the EBA monthly e-bulletin for September. We hope you find this helpful in being kept up to date with news from around the region and events that are happening.


Induction of Revd Beth Powney as Regional Minister Team Leader: 2 September 2017, 2.00pm, Godmanchester Baptist Church.
A separate email has been sent to very church about this event. Please email Hayley, EBA Secretary if you know you are coming.

Pension Roadshows: 16 September 9.30am Witard Road Baptist Church, Norwich. Being run by the Employers Group of the Baptist Ministers Pension Scheme. If you have questions are queries then you need to be at one of these roadshows. Please pass this on to your treasurers. Please book with Hayley, EBA Secretary

Association Events/ Dates

Safeguarding training
Combined Level 2 and Level 3 Training
Fully Booked 15 July 2017, Southgate Church, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Fully Booked 23 September, Willingham Baptist Church, Cambs
23 September, Eastwood Baptist Church, Essex
30 September 2017, Frinton Free Church
14 October 2017, Braintree Baptist Church
25 November 2017, Lighthouse Community Church, Sheringham

Each session begins with Level 2 at 9.30am and will finish at 12.45pm those doing Level 3 bring their own lunch and Level 3 begins at 1.30pm and ends at 4.30pm. You can opt to do one or the other but it is advisable to have completed Level 2 before doing Level 3. Spaces are limited according to size of venue so we do suggest early booking wherever possible. There is a charge of £10 per person or £40 per church if 4 or more people from one church attend. This is payable in advance by BACS or by cheque payable to the EBA. To reserve places on any of these events Please email Hayley, EBA Secretary

Mission Acts: 19 September, Haddenham Baptist Church, Mission Acts is a tool that BMS World Mission have developed a resource that can help you gain a sense of focus and purpose in your church’s mission support and engagement – Places are limited and booking is essential. Contact

EBA Ministers Conference 2018: 19-21 February. High Leigh Conference Centre. Booking forms will be out in the autumn term.

Other Events and Information

International Congress on Preaching: 8-10 August 2017 St. Andrews Street Baptist Church, Cambridge. Members of area churches are invited to join the Congress worship sessions each evening at 7:00 pm, to enjoy inspiring worship times and outstanding preachers from the UK and US. There is no cost to attend. A full schedule of the Congress is available at

Prayer Walk for Refugees: 19 August 2017 we will be holding a prayer walk from Cambridge to Ely, to pray about the Refugee Crisis. This is a 17 mile walk along the riverbank. This is an initiative of the Multi-Cultural Church leaders in Cambridge. All are welcome to join.
To get more details fill in the form at:

Invitation from the Theydon Bois Baptist Church: We would like to welcome you as local churches and individuals to the ordination and induction service for Peter Pilavachi as our new minister on Saturday 16th September 2017. The service will be held at Theydon Bois Baptist Church, The Green, Theydon Bois, Epping, Essex. CM16 7JH from 2 30pm and will be followed by a tea. Please RSVP Mike McClean

Suffolk Theology Forum: 14 September 2017, 7.30pm. Co-op education centre Ipswich. Dr Claire Foster Gilbert – When did I start & how will I end? Ethical dilemmas from embryology to euthanasia

Saffron Walden Bible focus: 23 September 2017, Joyce Frankland Academy, in association with Keswick Ministries. Speaker Jonathan Lamb his theme “Gods power in a hostile world”

Words of Wonder’: 30 September 2017, an ecumenical training event for those who communicate God’s word incorporating a preacher a storyteller and a poet. Venue: St. Martin’s Church, Suez Road, Cambridge. Tickets £10 each. Booking at either

Leading with Emotional Maturity: Insights from Family Systems: 9-12 October 2017, Felden Lodge, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, presented by Bridge Builders. For more information please visit the Bridge Builders website

Faith in Public Leadership Conference: 14 October 2017, Pier Avenue Baptist Church, Clacton. A day hosted by the evangelical alliance. The day is free, please bring your own lunch. Please book with the church office 01255 474391.

The National Youth Ministry Weekend: A the gathering point for Christians who work with young people, and a chance to hear new ideas, receive inspiration, pray, network and get creative. It is a weekend of talks, worship, seminars and time to make new friends: it is for everyone involved in church youth work! Check out the link for more information:


The Chaplaincy Department at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust is looking to appoint a part time Christian Chaplain to work chiefly at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. For further details please contact Rev. Helen Fyall on 01733 673115 (Lead Chaplain). This post is currently vacant and we hope that the successful candidate can start as soon as possible. Apply online at

Thatcham Baptist Church are looking for a Church Intern from September 2017 until May 2018. Visit their website for more information

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