We give you a warm welcome to the website for West Row Baptist Church, an F.I.E.C. affiliated church in Suffolk.
WRBC formed over 200 years ago, celebrated its bicentenary in 2015.
If you would like to know more about our fellowship please feel free to browse around the site. We are an extremely friendly church so come and feel for yourself the warmth, joy and friendship that we enjoy at each one of our weekly meetings.
All meetings unless otherwise stated will take place using Zoom Video-Conferencing tools. If you would like to join one of the meetings, please speak to our Pastor, Evan King and he will provide you with the necessary information.
Over a number of sessions in the coming few months we will be watching a number of DVDs about The Puritans. This first one will be on Matthew Henry, Katherine Willoughby and Anne Bradstreet.
Don't know anything about them? Don't worry, why not come along and find out what their history was and how God worked in their lives.
Wed. 17th June
Prayer & Bible Study
The meeting will be on Zoom as normal.
We will be watching session 3 of this series from CMI on Wednesday 24th June, this one will be on Day 1 of the creation week - 'The Creation of the World'.
Do you have any unanswered questions about God's creative work, what He made, when He made it, WHY He made it? Why not come along and watch, we break into separate groups for discusion (if you want to join in then great but no pressure to say anything!) about what we have watched.
Wed. 24th June
Home Groups: CMI's Genesis Academy
The meeting will be on Zoom as normal.
The Church building has closed, but read on.
Each meeting and how it is affected.
Sunday Worship - Morning and Evening
We certainly are living in unprecedented times. WRBC's leadership team have decided to follow the advice of the Government and of the FIEC. This decision has not been taken lightly but it is a necessary one in light of COVID-19.
All Church services and activities that currently have been meeting together face to face have been suspended until further notice - several meetings will be either replaced with online meetings where appropriate or you will be able to listen to our weekly sermons in the usual manner. Some one-off events will be cancelled/postponed to a later date to be advised.
Sunday services will be replaced with a combination of sermons uploaded weekly to our main page - click the image above or follow this link.
We will be having a few changes in our overall preaching schedule to account for visiting speakers who may re-arrange or changes in the series we cover, see our Church calendar for details - click here. If in any doubt, contact us for more details.
One of the benefits of church is the community aspect as we come together. For some of the services we will be meeting online using video conferencing tools that are available. If you would like to join us for one of these sessions, please reach out to Evan either by email or calling him on 01638 714211 or 07717 214622 where we will support you in getting access.
Prayer & Bible Study
In a similar manner to our main Sunday Worship services, our midweek Prayer & Bible Study will cancelled as a meeting at the Church. It will be replaced by meeting online using video conferencing tools that are available. If you would like to join us for one of these sessions, please reach out to Evan either by email or calling him on 01638 714211 or 07717 214622 where we will support you in getting access.
We will be having a few changes in our overall planned schedule to account for visiting missionary speakers who may re-arrange or changes in the series we cover, see our Church calendar for details - click here. If in any doubt, contact us for more details.
The proposed changes to our normal midweek Prayer & Bible Study will be replicated here for our Home Group meetings twice a month.
If you are interested in joining up with one of our groups, please reach out to Evan using the information as noted in the Prayer & Bible Study comments.
We know important this monthly get together over a meal and the fellowship that comes as a part of it is to those that come along, so it is with great sadness that we have had to cancel this meeting until further notice.
If you attended, you will receive (if not done so already) a message or phone call to let you know.
If in the time that this meeting is cancelled, you need to talk to someone, have needs that we may be able to help you with, please reach out to the appropriate person at the Church.
It is very sad to have to cancel each and every one of our Youth Groups during this time of uncertainty and isolation, but we trust that you all understand the importance of us doing our part in ensuring your safety and that of your families.
The leaders of each of the groups noted above will be reaching out to the parents/carers of those young people with details of how we would like to keep in contact with you in the weeks to come. Keep an eye out for this message. Should you for some reason not receive a message, please contact us and we will put you in touch.
Planned Mission Nights will be cancelled/deferred that are currently in our calendar.
At the point in time that they are rearranged we will clearly advertise them again.
Monthly Communion Service
Even during this time where we are unable to gather together to share around the communion table with brothers and sisters in Christ, we will still have our monthly Sunday Communion service, we will meet together using Zoom to remember the sacrifice of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
With our main services cancelled, we are very saddened that som of our Sunday Club will also no longer be able to meet.
Whilst we will continue to hold our older Buzz group as a part of the Morning Woship service via Zoom, the two younger groups Sunbeams and Stars will not meet.
We are committed to teaching our young people the truths of His word and as such will be reaching out to their parents/carers on a weekly basis with links to Bible stories, videos, worksheets etc.
If you would like to also receive this information, please reach out to Martin via email.
This bi-monthly breakfast get together is now stopping meeting face to face.
We will be taking the same approach as our worship services and meeting using video conferencing tools.
Please contact Martin via email for more information.
We are in unchartered territory, as a Church and a community we are facing challenges that none of us evisaged.
You will see here the card that we are going to be dropping through the doors of all houses in West Row, and the things we are offering to do for those vulnerable and in need in the village.
As for the meeting changes noted below in the next section, we would ask you to bear with us and be patient as we implement this new way of being a church family. Times are changing but we serve a wonderful God who doesn’t. He is faithful, reliable and good in all His ways. He wants the best for us His children and knows the best ways to give us the best too.
The same decision has been made for the Men's Breakfast as we have had to make for Community Lunch.
The meetings are cancelled until further notice.
If you need any pastoral help during these difficult times, please do not hesitate to contact us at West Row Baptist Church.
Finally let’s not forget the words of the Psalmist. In Psalm 121:1-4 we read, “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”
May the Lord help us all to persevere and be faithful to Him in the difficult days ahead.
Your loving pastor and friend