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Monthly Update September

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.

September 2018



Thank you from Simon

Simon has asked that we pass on a huge Thank you for the gift he received from the churches of the EBA as he left his Regional Ministry post at the end of July. He was overwhelmed at the generosity of you all.


Regional Minister Induction

The induction of Revd Graeme Ross as Eastern Baptist Association Regional Minister will happen on 20 October at Orchard Baptist Church, Colchester. More details will follow in September.


Equipped to Minister (Lay ministry training)

Starting September, Hosted by Histon Baptist Church for more details or to book please visit Equipped to Minister provides the training component for Baptist recognition as a lay pastor or preacher, but it has been very popular with across the board with house group leaders, youth workers, worship leaders and people who simply want to develop their own faith and discipleship to a deeper level. People can opt to complete the optional assignments for certification or simply pay to attend and listen to the lectures.



Association Events/ Dates


Safeguarding training

Combined Level 2 and Level 3 Training

Dates for 2018

22 September, Wymondham Baptist Church, Norfolk

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

10 November, Fore Street Baptist Church, Harlow, Essex

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


Level 2 only

27 September, Sudbury Baptist Church, Suffolk 7pm -10pm

Cost £10 per person Please book with


Whitley Lecture

“Dead and Buried? “Attending to the voice of the victim in the Old Testamant and today. Delivered by Helen Paynter

5 November 2018, 7.30pm, Tyndale House, Cambridge.  To book please click here


Other Events and Information


Festival Recovery

6-9 September 2018, Crowhurst Christian Healing centre. A FREE bespoke weekend for Youth pastors to recover and retreat after the summer festivals.


Baptists Together Mission Conference

15 September 2018 10am-4pm Beacon International Centre, Stafford. Keynote speaker Alan Hirsch. £29 inclusive of lunch and refreshments.


Church treasurer Training- Provided by ACAT

15 September 2018, 9.30-4pm delivered by ACAT at Norwich Central Baptist Church. To book


Planning and managing major building works in places of worship

3 October 2018. Delivered by Historic Religious Buildings Alliance in partnership with Purcell UK at St Andrews Street Baptist Church, Cambridge. Anyone thinking about or starting to plan a major building project for their place of worship will find it invaluable.




Spurgeons College are looking for a governor with HR experience, if this is something you would be interested in please contact Sophie Ellis To read the responsibility of a governor please visit


One of our EBA ministers has recently written and delivered a set of 13 sermons on Revelation that could be used in a variety of settings and has offered them to anyone who may find them useful. Please contact Alison Taylor direct if that can be of help.


Vacancy – Church centre Manager

Bar Hill Church is seeking to appoint a Church Centre Manager to succeed the current post holder from
1 November 2018.  This is a part-time position equivalent to 18 hours per week.  The Church is willing to consider a job share with a suitable division of the responsibilities. You can download a description of the role, remuneration and key characteristics of the person that we intend to appoint from this webpage.

If you want to apply, please fill in the form that can be downloaded from the above webpage and send it by email to by 5.30pm on Wednesday 5 September. We intend to hold interviews during the week of 24 September.


Church Survey

The think tank Demos, are working with the Good Faith Partnership for a research project about church social action. Many churches are doing extensive community work for social purpose – from food banks, to youth clubs, to financial advice and many other things. For these projects, they often work with non-Christian organisations, such as local authorities, businesses, charities or schools.
Our report will look at partnership working, the partnership projects that churches are already doing and how they can be better supported in their work. We are collecting responses from churches through this survey:
It should take about 10-15 minutes to complete.


Visit to Vellore with Cambridge Ecumenical Council

Do you know young people aged 16-25? Are they interested in visiting a third world country on Mission? Come and join us on a 3 week visit to our link diocese of Vellore in South India.  There will be a particular focus on young people, but all ages are welcome. We’ll find ways to use your skills and gifts with our brothers and sisters in Vellore, as well as time in prayer and reflection in churches and with one another.  There will also be time for rest and relaxation and to enjoy the richness of South Indian culture. Please contact Fiona Brampton The Vicarage Church Lane, Haddenham Cambs CB6 3TB Tel 01353 740309  or contact


Other Updates

Monthly Update October

2nd October 2018

Monthly Update July

27th June 2018

June 2018

31st May 2018