We invite you to join us this Sunday September 29th when we are delighted to welcome back as our speaker the renowned pastor, church planter and author of ‘Cutting Across the Borders’ Alan Cutting. Our Minister Rev Sally Sago will be leading the music. Everyone welcome, adults, young people and children. We start at 10:45am. #community
We would love to have you join us this Sunday September 22nd for our monthly café style worship led by our Minister Rev Sally Sago. We sit at café tables rather than in rows and hot and cold drinks and cakes are available throughout the morning. Everybody welcome of all ages, adults, young people and children – come and join us! We start at 10:45am.
We invite you to join us this Sunday September 15th for our annual Harvest celebration. We will be collecting dry and tinned goods during the service for Thetford Foodbank, the following items are most urgently needed:
Tinned fruit (400gms)
Tinned tomatoes (400gms)
Tinned rice pudding
Long life fruit juice
Dried pasta & pasta sauce
We will be marking our Minister Rev Sally Sago starting her permanent time with us following completion of her training, as well as recognising all the other ministries led by others in our church. We will also be celebrating Communion. Sally will be bringing us a message from Ephesians 6:10-20 in our series ‘A Community Called To…’. Everyone welcome, adults, young people and children. Light lunch after the service. We start at 10:45am. #community
As part of our fundraising activities for The Building Project we are holding a Quilting Exhibition and a Plant Sale on Saturday September 21st. Please see these posters for more information.
We are able to use our rubbish to help us raise money for The Building Project! Through Terracycle we are collecting biscuit and cake wrappers and also used dental products. They are able to recycle certain items that are not accepted in your council bins. If we have collected enough ‘rubbish’ we will receive money back in return. Please see these posters for details of what is accepted for recycling. The church is open Thursdays 9.30am – 1pm and Sundays 10am-12.30pm to collect your ‘rubbish’.
King Street Baptist Church launched The Building Project on Sunday September 8th 2019. We toured the building in small groups to see what our trustees have agreed should be repaired or replaced, following our surveyor’s advice. The work falls broadly into three phases:
- Phase 1: Replacement of all the single glazed wooden windows at the rear of the church.
This involves the toilets, kitchen, office and two in the back room. Many of the current windows are rotten in places and it would make sense to replace them all at the same time with double glazed units. This will give the added benefit of improving security and warmth whilst also reducing ongoing maintenance.
- Phase 2: Main Sanctuary Windows
Many of the large windows in the main sanctuary are in urgent need of repair due to rot and missing putty and all need painting externally. Some walls also need repointing in places and there are some minor roof repairs to undertake.
- Phase 3: Internal Redecoration of the Main Sanctuary
The sanctuary area is badly in need of redecoration internally along with some minor plaster repairs.
At present the overall total cost for the project is estimated to be between £55,000 – £60,000. This will be funded from:
- Existing money held by the church for building work
- Individual financial gifts
- Individual financial loans
- Fundraising events
- Charitable Grants
We have already started applying for grants but these and the money we already have will not cover all the costs. If you are reading this and want to help, there are three main ways:
- Pray! As a church we commit all our plans to God’s leading and guidance, so prayer is essential. Regular prayer points will be available.
- Give financially. Please mark any gift clearly for “The Building Project” or use the building project gift envelopes provided at the church. If you do not attend the church but want to give, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through any of the other means on our Contact page
- Fundraising ideas. Please let the Church Trustees know if you have any ideas for fundraising.
We see our buildings as key to our work within the town, particularly due to our town centre location. As our Minister Rev Sally Sago says:
‘This project is exciting as it comes at a time when, as a church, we are seeking to open our building on a more regular basis in order to engage with the local community as well as work together with other churches and organisations across the town of Thetford and its surrounding villages.’
We invite you to join us this Sunday September 8th when our Minister Rev Sally Sago will be bringing us a message from Ephesians 5:21-33 on the theme of equality. We will also be launching The Building Project and having tours of the building. Everyone welcome, adults, young people and children. We start at 10:45am, and we are located opposite W H Smith in the King Street pedestrianised area of Thetford, postcode IP24 2AP. #community