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
Carol Service 23rd December at 10.30am
Christmas Day at 10am
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 guess the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month, will this year bring to mind the 100 years since the carnage of the 1st Great War ceased. If only that was true! Just 21 years later, when we were assured of 'Peace in our time', we were then in a second world war. We have war memorials, and indeed remember each year the 11th November and rightly so. There have been many of our men & women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in many conflicts, both before and since. The Poppy however seems to me to be so poignant a symbol of conflicts. I wrote a poem, 'Poppies', “Poppies are red, to remind the living of the dead”. The red of the Poppy signifies blood, sacrifice, suffering, death and ultimately peace! All those many folk who died, that we may have a land free from tyranny, and how right it is we should remember them.
Jesus, was the final sacrifice. In ages past animals were sacrificed for man, but it was not wholly sufficient, hence Jesus, once and for all, on a cross, shedding His blood, suffering and died, for us ALL. From this date 11/11/18 it will be 45 days to Christmas, and then a further 117 days to Easter. Jesus died that we may have a way, in and through Him, to deal with sin. Not a word overly used or concerned about today, but the significance of it is still very much a concern to God, hence why a way of dealing with it is given us. “He died that we might be forgiven. He died to make us good, That we might go at last to heaven. Saved by His precious blood”. Hebrews 9 vs.12 “Not with the blood of goats & calves, but with His [Jesus] own blood, He entered the most Holy place [Heaven, to God the father] once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. As a 'Redeemer' for us, paying the ultimate price for our sins in doing so and thus, if we confess our sins, repent of them, In Jesus, we have restored communion with God. So, as we remember 11/11, and the shaky peace for such a cost, let us remember Jesus and the eternal peace we may all of us have in Him.