Biggleswade Baptist Church (sometimes known as BBC) is a vibrant church in the market town of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. We have about 130 people on the formal membership list, around 200 people attending our services on a Sunday and several hundred more attending our wide range of activities in the week.
All these people are part of the church, and they include people of all ages, people from many nations, people with a long history of attending church with an active Christian faith, through to people who rarely come on a Sunday, and have no faith at all. No matter your background, your nationality, your age, the way you dress, what you believe or anything else, you are welcome with us. In addition to our church building and office on London Road, we also have a drop-in centre on the King’s Reach development.
Each year we have a ‘Verse of the Year” from the Bible, and for 2021 this is Colossians 3v23, illustrated on the banner above.
Sunday Morning Services
We are currently using Facebook Live to join together each Sunday morning, at 10:30am, for an interactive live-streamed service.
From 18th April 2021, we are also opening the church building for this service, but you need to BOOK A SEAT via the church office, as seating is limited, due to social-distancing requirements. (please see below)
We would be delighted if you are able to join with us ‘online’ at this time, using this link: https://www.facebook.com/BiggleswadeBaptistChurch
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Automated ‘sub titles’ are enabled on these services, which can be enabled/disabled on your personal viewing devices.
A recording of each service is made available on our website shortly after each meeting.
Our Sunday Club team is currently running some video sessions for our younger children, and we would love for you to join us.
Please click here to access the material, which includes a Bible story, and some activities.
For some sessions, Zoom may be used to provide a more interactive format, and we will provide details of this as appropriate.
Sunday Evening Services
Due to the recent guidance around Covid-19, we have again suspended our Sunday Evening ‘in-person’ meetings which were being held at our building.
Details of our Evening meetings are here
Small Groups are where people get together to make new friends, share a passion, or to ‘explore faith together.’ With the challenges of Covid-19 and social-distancing, we are pleased to be able to still offer a wide range of groups, with a new term starting in April 2021 – Please click here for more details
18th April 2021: If you would like to come to a Sunday Service in church you will need to book a place. Please email email@example.com by Thursday lunchtime (or call 01767 312667) giving the names of those planning to attend. You will need to sign in and be shown to your seats. Currently you will need to wear a face covering for the whole time you are in the building and observe the necessary social distancing rules.
We have moved the majority of our meetings to an ‘online format’, using Facebook-Live and Zoom. Any sessions running ‘in-person’ are operated under Covid-safe principles, and these sessions are adapted as the guidance changes.
However, the Foodbank remains open (referrals to the usual number please, 07511 367066), and the donations will continue to be collected. We are, as a Church, aware of many who will need practical assistance and prayer over the coming weeks and months, and so invite anyone who finds themselves in difficulty to contact us on 01767 312667 and speak to a member of staff or leave a message. The phone will be checked regularly. Or you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you, or point you to someone who can.
As Christians we have the promise that God is with us, and for us, especially in the middle of times such as these, and so we want to reflect that in the way we serve you, our community of Biggleswade and beyond. Please be assured of our prayers at this time and feel free to send in specific prayer requests for our team to pray.
With every blessing
Reverend Martin Ceaser, Pastor
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