King Street Baptist Church (KSBC) is situated in the main pedestrianised walkway surrounded by shops and cafes in the small market town of Thetford in the Breckland District of Norfolk. A grade 2 listed building dating from 1864, it has been a place of constant Christian worship and witness in the town.
In the past year, our small fellowship has continued to meet on Zoom every Sunday to share ‘live’ worship. Indeed we are a fully Zoomed church! House group, prayer meetings, church meetings, trustees meetings, coffee meetings, have all continued in the normal rhythm just in a different way on line. This has been a blessing as relationships have deepened both with Jesus and with one another over this time. Much pastoral work has also been maintained with those without internet access.
Part-time minister Revd Sally Sago reports that the pandemic has seen most of our outreach projects unable to continue such as our KidznCoffee drop-in play space. However, we have recently partnered with Kintsugi Hope mental health wellbeing charity. Following leaders training, we are now running our second course on Zoom whilst those from our first continue to chat regularly. The vision is to open a wellbeing space from our building as soon as we are able. Mental health is such an important issue we believe it will be vital to provide an opportunity for folk to meet where it is ok not to be ok.
Working with other churches across the town we have set up KidznClothes providing pre-loved clothes for pre-school kids for those families needing cheap good quality clothes from babies up to five years.