Orchard Baptist Church is located in the south of Colchester, surrounded by several housing estates; these include a mix of ex-council, private and social housing. There are two Primary and one Secondary school in the area, which the church has contact with.
The fellowship draws on the local community and the wider area. Sunday morning services are lively and creative, often using multi-media presentations and attracting 40-60 people. Revd Graeme Ross was, until recently, the minister at Orchard Baptist Church before becoming a Regional Minister with the Eastern Baptist Association. The fellowship at Orchard are beginning the process of seeking a new minister.
Orchard is a missional fellowship with their annual free Community Fun Day attended by up to 300 people. In school holidays there is either a Fun Morning or a Film Morning for local families. During term time there is a Little Pips Toddler Group on Thursday morning and a Table Tennis group meets weekly.
Orchard enjoys a good relationship with the local Anglican Church, St Margaret’s, with whom they share occasional services. Orchard Baptist Church is thankful for the links with other churches across Colchester including the other Baptist Churches.
Please pray for the Leadership Team at Orchard as they seek God’s guidance in their search for a new minister.