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Summer Holiday Toddler Sessions

Come to one of our summer holiday sessions at Worcester Park Baptist Church and keep your little ones amused through the long summer break. Choose from the following dates… and sign up to let us know that you are coming… Wednesday 2nd August Stay and Play 9.30- 11.30 £2 Thursday 3rd August Twins and multiples…

Rev Lucy Wright

Lucy writes… May 2017

During my Sabbatical, and since then, God keeps reminding me of the importance of spending time with Him. How often I spend time worrying, talking, doing things without first spending time with God. It is true to say the first thing that goes when I feel busy or stressed is prayer. I have time for…

Seeking God's Will

A call to seek God’s will

The community survey is done – where do we go from here? Over 200 people and agencies have told us what they feel are the needs of our local community. Please join us as we now seek together to answer the question: What is God saying to us about how we minister to our community?…

Rev Lucy Wright

Lucy writes… April 2017

We are coming up to Easter – that time of the year: of Easter eggs, Spring, and…well I’m not sure what most people think regarding Easter? I was surprised to read in the Guardian that Carolyn Bailey of Good Housekeeping was saying: “Now Easter is becoming like a second Christmas.” I think she may have…

Rev Lucy Wright

Lucy writes… March 2017

Ever wondered where is the hope in the culture around us? It can be hard to see, can’t it! Overall many people in my generation (the Millennial generation) have become disillusioned with politics, and if you read the papers you can see why! Having talked with my friend in the US she is quite sceptical…

Rev Lucy Wright

Lucy writes… February 2017

There’s something about watching a good film or TV series isn’t there? It is great to unwind, and absorb ourselves in something beyond the immediate, and imagine a new world of possibilities- even if just briefly. A good film tells a story; it has drama, suspense, intrigue. A good story gives us a lens to…

Rev Lucy Wright

Lucy writes… January 2017

Looking back at 2016 we have had some momentous news headlines that have shaped and impacted our lives. Several talented and famous people died, to name a few: David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Terry Wogan, and Alan Rickman. Then we had the vote to leave Europe, a new prime minister in Theresa May, and Donald Trump…

Rev Lucy Wright

Lucy writes… December 2016

We are now entering the season of crowded shops, sparkly lights, parties, and concerts…yes, it is Christmas. If you get a chance to relax any time before the big day, I wonder what would you like to do? Cooking, seeing friends and family, buying and wrapping that perfect present; many of us like to nestle…

Sheep Trail

Worcester Park Sheep Trail

Our shepherd can’t find all his sheep! He knows that he went into lots of shops in Worcester Park High Street- will you help him find the names of all his missing sheep? Entry forms can be downloaded here or where you see the sign in High Street shops. For more details contact Charis on…

Rev Lucy Wright

Lucy writes… November 2016

In July I had the opportunity to see Shadowlands at Richmond Theatre. The play tells the story of how C.S Lewis and falls in love and marries Joy Gresham. It is far from the Hollywood love stories: this is about a slow burning love. It is a love that is revealed in the suffering and…

Lucy Wright

Lucy writes… October 2016

It is so good when you hear similar messages in different ways and in different places; for me it just confirms that God is trying to say something to me. Last month Ali wrote about prayer and used the bible text from Matthew 21:13 where Jesus quotes from the book of Isaiah. In the article…

Ali Mills

Ali Writes… September 2016

When visiting the temple Jerusalem, Jesus is overcome by the injustice of those in the temple courts who have turned the place into a social club and a place of personal profit making. As he reprimands these people Jesus quotes the book of Isaiah: “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be…

Prayer Course

Prayer Course

The prayer course includes six interactive sessions for small groups based on The Lord’s Prayer, covering topics such as intercession, dealing with disappointment, learning to listen and spiritual warfare. The material has been produced in conjunction with Alpha & 24-7 Prayer (Prayer, Mission & Justice) movement. We started this new series on Sunday 18th September.…

Jonathan writes…. July 2016

As part of the preparation for Lucy’s sabbatical, deacons were asked to consider writing an article for the magazine. I was very happy to help and volunteered. Then Lucy suggested the topic of premises, so it has made my task easier. A few days before writing this I was reading through Samuel 2 over breakfast…

Charis Writes… June 2016

This year some of our congregation are celebrating some big birthdays. These birthdays, usually ending in 0, are milestones in our lives that we mark and remember. In this year two members of my family reach their milestones- my eldest son Jacob will be 18 (I know I don’t look old enough to have an…

Lucy Wright

Lucy Writes… May 2016

Staying close to the source of our light There are two things uppermost in my mind as I write this magazine article; and the two are related to each other. Firstly, I’ve been asking the question about what does it mean for the church to be a beacon of light? I (and the other leaders…

Lucy Wright

Lucy Writes… April 2016

Long obedience in the same direction If someone asked you what your favourite book of the Bible was, how would you answer it? Perhaps a gospel that helps us get close Jesus, an eloquently argued letter of Paul, or a heroic story of an Old Testament character? I can appreciate all of the former for…

Lucy Wright

Lucy Writes… March 2016

From Lucy I’ve been thinking hard about prayer recently, and prayer is hard. The act of praying isn’t hard, but making room for prayer is often hard. Sometimes prayer gets squeezed because I’m tired, or busy, or I just forget. You see I sometimes do things, worry about things, plan things, and then forget to…

Building

Building Project

WPBC was formed in 1890, and has been at its current premises in The Avenue (opposite Worcester Park Station) since the 1950s.  Although there have been a couple of additions to the buildings down the years, the bulk of the buildings date from the 50s. As well as meeting for all-age Christian worship and teaching…

Generous

Lucy Writes… February 2016

From Lucy Lent is often the time we give up things; perhaps chocolate, or TV, in order to focus more on God. But I wonder what do you do with the money that you saved from not buying that chocolate bar? How about giving that money to charity? What about using that extra time you…