Good News Stories



EMBTC Small Building Project Grant helps to fund new community garden
Oadby's church garden was under-utilised and falling into disrepair. An EMBTC Small Building Project Grant has helped to fund work to make the garden accessible and usable by all, enabling the vision of OBC's Social Action Team to become a reality....Oasis Community Garden!
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Major refurbishment of East Leake Baptist Church, Nottingham
The members of East Leake Baptist Church, Nottingham have recently completed a major refurbishment of their historic Grade II listed building. The vision of the fellowship is to increase the mission potential of the building becoming a lively venue available for use by the local community.
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Hedge of Hope
Having our doors closed has forced us to think outwards, writes Rashell Beya, minister of Broadway Baptist Church in Derby - and here's how we made a feature of a hedge we once wanted to cut down
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Wellspring Wirksworth creates history
Unlike most other churches in lockdown, Wellspring in Wirksworth Derbyshire is not closed to comply with Covid restrictions, but because the building has become a building site.
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Becoming a bereavement friendly church
Oundle Baptist Church, since 2018, have been exploring how to become a Bereavement Friendly Church, to reach out, with the love of Jesus, to all those who face bereavement in their local community.
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Covid testing centre for asymptomatic students.
University of Nottingham are currently using Thomas Helwys as a covid testing centre for asymptomatic students.
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Schools out!
Worship was curtailed during the first lockdown but in conjunction with the Head Teacher, Burgh Baptist Church worked out a plan to reintroduce Worship into the school when they returned in September.
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Carols by Car Light
On Sunday 20th December Oundle Baptist Church were able to run a free to attend ‘drive-in’ cinema style carol service. In partnership with Waitrose Oundle (who provided car park, electricity, mince pies and lots of goodwill) we were able to run three screenings of our recorded service at 5pm, 6.30pm and 8pm.
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