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North Springfield Baptist Church on the north edge of Chelmsford is the closest evangelical church to twelve thousand people. Its Minister is Revd Peter Thomas. Over recent years the church has grown from around 20 adults to over 50 adults and 20 children of a dozen different nationalities. New folk have been drawn in by the warm welcome, relevant Bible teaching and lively worship in our two services every Sunday and by the midweek programme.
Two Toddler Groups have contact with more than 70 families. The Drop In on Friday afternoon welcomes everybody for tea and cakes and friendly conversation. Haven Café opens for breakfasts and lunches, coffees and cakes every Thursday. This year a group of mums who started by coming in from the school gate for breakfast requested an Inquirers’ Group which now meets every Tuesday. A number of them have become Christians and one was baptised in September.
The church reaches out to our community through its website, an outward-facing newsletter ‘Haven News’ and Christmas and Easter cards delivered through thousands of doors. Special events are always popular, like the summer Family Fun Afternoon with special guests the Alpacas and Pygmy Goats, and a Christmas Crafts afternoon.
As usual in a small church everybody is working very hard. The powerhouse is our weekly Tuesday evening prayer meeting, Draw Near to God, and our prayer times on alternate Sundays.
• That the current ministries will continue to grow and produce more fruit.
• For the exciting opportunity and challenge of being the closest church to two thousand new homes currently being built on new estates nearby, with plans in the pipeline for thousands more, together with two new schools.
• About the challenge of replacing kitchen and toilet facilities which are inadequate for the demands now being placed on them. Please pray for the finance to become available for a small extension to the building.
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