Worstead Baptist Church takes quite a traditional approach to worship at our weekly Sunday service at 10.30am. We have a music group, led by our minister on the piano; and we sing a selection of old and new songs. Our fellowship is a prayerful one, and our ministry is based firmly on scripture. We are always encouraged to endeavour to live out what we learn from the Bible in our daily lives. Communion is an intrinsic part of our service on the first Sunday in the month: and takes a traditional format. Christmas, Easter and Harvest festivals are celebrated with songs that have been associated with those occasions for generations – and related Bible teachings.
At Worstead Baptist Church we value all age groups, including older people; and we value their right to choose a more traditional style of worship, if that is what they feel comfortable with.
Following the Sunday worship at Worstead Baptist Church we share a time of fellowship over refreshments. This is an opportunity to get to know each other better, to build friendships and for pastoral care to take place. Prayer ministry is also available at this time.
It is our desire at Worstead Baptist Church to see people come to faith, and also to encourage them to walk with Jesus and reach spiritual maturity.
During the winter months the service takes place in the lounge around a blazing fire. Come and join us.
Leadership of the church
The Chuch is led by Rev. Patrick Coghlan and four deacons.
Rev. Patrick Coghlan.
Tel. 01263 734739
Worstead Baptist Church is situated at
Meeting Hill Worstead
All services Sunday 10.30am.
Followed by refreshments
Preacher Patrick Coghlan
The chapel serves the communities of North Walsham and Worstead as well as the sucrrounding villages. The original meeting house was erected in1717. At this time chapels could not be established within two miles of established anglian churches and thus the chapel is on the edge of North Walsham and Worstead. In 1829 the original meeting house was demolished and the present largerchapel was erected.
I remember it well!
I have so many happy memories of Bexhill-on-sea: of family holidays at my Aunty Vera’s home. Coming from North Norfolk, all too familiar with the biting coastal winds, one thing that always comes to mind about the south coast was how mild it was in comparison to being at home. My Aunty Vera was one of a number of my family members who were Christians. It is such a precious thing to grow up amongst Christian family members and friends.
I love 2 Timothy 1:5, where Paul is speaking to young Timothy:
I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you.
This illustrates the positive influence of having someone to set an example of Christian living for us to follow – a good role model – maybe a family member.
In Ephesians 6:4, Paul highlights the value of Christian instruction:
And Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
It could equally read: Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc.
In his story, Solomon speaks to God about the positive power of testimony; when he talks about his father David.
And Solomon said, ‘You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant my father David, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart towards you; and you have kept for him this great and steadfast love, and have given him a son to sit on his throne today.’
(1 Kings 3:6)
Let us give thanks for those family members and friends, from our past, who were influential, in a positive way, on our lives of faith. And let us run with the challenge – as parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends, etc. - to use our opportunities to set a Christian example, offer Christian instruction and share words of testimony.
Rev Patrick Coghlan