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Weekly Prayer Focus

Each week the Eastern Baptist Association will produce a Weekly Prayer Focus for a different member church across the region. We hope you will be able to use the article and accompanying PowerPoint and PDF to encourage you and your churches in prayers for others in the association.

Salem Baptist Church is located in the busy town of Romford, in the London borough of Havering. Salem is a church that has had a long and active history. Although it is now a small church, the fellowship continues to seek ways to reach out to their local community. Salem Baptist Church are seeking to reach out to their community in creative and family friendly ways. Family friendly nativity with a puppet show, New Year party and holidays clubs in the summer with their family barbecue. Their recent Easter Activity Club included games, sport, craft and cooking. The Pastor is Claudiu Nitisor. Please pray for this fellowship that there will be real signs of encouragement and growth as they continue to work in Romford.

Neatishead is a group of different hamlets in a rural and isolated part of the Norfolk Broads. There has been a Baptist presence there since 1811. Ian Bloomfield has been the pastor of Neatishead Baptist Church since May 2017, serving on a part-time basis. The church has around twenty attendees in the congregation most Sundays: almost all are retired and quite a number are of advanced years. Major building work to replace the ceiling of the Grade 2 listed building has just been completed, and now the builders have finished the redecoration work is currently in progress. As a fellowship they have been praying about a vision for the future and seeking God’s plans to go forward. In February EBA Regional Minister Beth Powney led…

Hedingham Baptist Church is a small rural church in North West Essex which has recently been boosted by the development of over 200 new homes nearby. This welcome expansion has seen several newcomers join the church, and a new need for Sunday School! The church is working hard to engage with young families by running a weekly coffee morning, a carer and toddler group and a bi-monthly Messy Church. Revd Alistair Sanders joined the church in December 2016, and since moving with his family, the church has explored what it means to make disciples. This has resulted in a reshaping of home groups into smaller discipleship groups, and the beginning of a new partnership with Christians Against Poverty to run their life skills course. This…

The only way was Essex for Hornchurch … until it became part of Greater London in the 1960s. Nestling inside the eastern edge of the M25, the area is part of the London Borough of Havering, and Hornchurch Baptist Church is at the heart of the area. The minister is Revd Vivienne Alexander. Sunday services focus not only on worship and teaching, but on equipping the congregation to act out the church’s aim to make it clear to their community that they are ‘Here to serve.’ In addition to the weekly Sunday services, prayer meetings take place at 8:30am every Saturday. Dynamic is a Friday evening meeting place for 11-14 year-olds, with a range of activities available, rounded off with a short Bible talk. Cornerstone…

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