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February 2018

Welcome to the EBA monthly e- bulletin. I hope you find this helpful in being kept up to date with

News from around the region and events that are happening.

February 2018


Safeguarding New Level 1: Excellence in Safeguarding material is now available. Featuring a family-friendly film which outlines key messages for church members and visitors alike. Children’s material and a Church Meeting version also available.


Transform – the informative publication from BUGB about money, tax and legal issues

The latest Transform, is now available on the Baptists Together website.  It is within the Transform section of the Resources Library and can be found direct at:


GDPR – General Data Projection Regulation

As well as an updated guide on the Baptist Together website there are also free webinars being run by Church edit. If you use Church Edit for your church website and have concerns about the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), click here for more information and Church Edit’s free webinars


Baptist Internships

Does your church offer an internship programme? The seventy two network would like to advertise this at Spring Harvest, Easter 2018. Please contact Simon Goddard who will take the information needed to advertise within this network.

Association Events/ Dates

Safeguarding training

Combined Level 2 and Level 3 Training

Dates for 2018

3 February, Melbourn Baptist Church

10 February, Christ Church, Stock

17 March, Orchard Baptist Church, Colchester

24 March, Quay Baptist Church, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Fully Booked 21 April, Barnwell Baptist Church, Cambridge

28 April, Oxlow Lane Baptist Church, Dagenham

28 April, Burlington Baptist Church, Ipswich

22 September, Wymondham Baptist Church, Norfolk

13 October, Garland Street Baptist Church, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Cost £10 per person per level attended. Please book with

Modern Slavery Summits

More details can be found on the EBA website

3 March 2018 – Cambridge

17 March2018 – Chelmsford

EBA Ministers Conference 2018

19-21 February. High Leigh Conference Centre. Bookings are coming in fast – don’t miss out book before the end of January.

EBA Mentor Training

20 March 2018, Venue TBC. This training is designed for anyone who wishes to offer their time to become a mentor for a Newly Accredited Minister. This event is an introductory event and is aimed at anyone who hasn’t attended EBA mentor training in the past. A further training session later in the year is being organized for all current mentors and those who attend this session.

Other Events and Information

Cambridge Baptist Missionary Fellowship

5 February 2018, 7.30pm. Histon Baptist Church. Prayer meeting with speakers including Kathy Russell a solicitor working in Mozambique and others who are currently working in Northeast Asia.

Searchlight Theatre “would you Adam and Eve it? Production

8 February 2018, 7.30pm, Saffron Walden Baptist Church. Tickets £10 available from the church office 01799 523031

Suffolk Theology Forum

8 February 2018. 7.30-9.15pm Speaker Dr Russell Re-Manning on “Is theology natural? Exploring whether we are all born theologians” Cost £5. Co-op Education centre, Ipswich.

Rural Ministries Regional Conference

10 February 2018. Please visit the EBA website for more details

Chaplaincy Support: Shaping the future

13 February 2018, 13.30-16.30, St Mary’s Church, Ely.

Faith in Seniors – a glorious opportunity

17 March 2018, Romford Baptist church, 10am-3pm. £10 per person. A range of topics opening up a Biblical view of God’s purposes in later life, including practical and spiritual support for those affected by dementia etc. Hosted by Pilgrims Friend

An introductory day on Centering Prayer

24 March 2018, Powchers Hall, Ely. 10am-3.30pm. £5 per person cheques payable to Ely Cathedral and sent to G Cook, The chapter Office, The college, Ely CB7 4DN.

New Housing Conference

28 April 2018, 10am-4pm.Finchamstead Baptist Church, Berkshire. Cost £22.50/ £15.00 students. The New Housing Hub is a network that has been established by Baptists Together, Fresh expressions and Churches together to inspire, resource and connect pioneers, churches and individual Christians across the country and from all church traditions to respond to this challenge of housing developments and engaging with these new communities.

Y-Pray, A women’s world day of prayer initiative

4-6 May 2018. Kings Park conference centre. Places are limited so book now!  Visit  Y-PRAY is sponsored by the Women’s World Day of Prayer – England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is aimed at Young women.


Coggeshall Youth Project Job vacancy – Full time youth worker

For information and full job description please contact Derek Wilkins


The Art of Spiritual Direction Course

Starting September 2018. To discover more about the course please visit

Holy Land Tour 2019

David Ronco (Hertford) is leading another of his popular introductory trips to the Holy Land next year from April 3rd – 11th. This nine day tour is ideal for first time visitors exploring key Biblical sites in Galilee, Nazareth, Jerusalem and Bethlehem. As well as walking where Jesus walked the trip also provides unique opportunities to meet local Christians and understand how the Lord is working today through his church in Israel/Palestine. For a review of his last trip and brochure for this next one visit or contact David on

Holiday opportunities in Scotland

Baptist Union of Scotland, have two properties within Scotland for use of ministers and their families, I have the information of both properties, if you might be interested in using one of these please ask for the information to be forwarded to you.

Romford Baptist Church Housing Association LTD are seeking a registered Manager for their Parkside care home £35,000-£37,000 Closing date 5 February. The person specification and job description are available on their website


Other Updates

Monthly Update October

2nd October 2018

Monthly Update September

30th August 2018

Monthly Update July

27th June 2018