Halstead Baptist Church

Notice.

Our Sunday Services will resume on the Day of Pentecost, Sunday 23rd May 2021 at 10.30am.  We will still continue with some form of Online Service as well. 



A Very Warm Welcome to the Halstead Baptist Church Website. The church was established in 1678 and has been sharing the Gospel in word and acts of service to the Halstead area for over 350 years. The current building is the 4th one the church has had, and was built in 1968. We are building towards the future to enable HBC to ever better serve the community to which we believe God has called us. Find out more about us as you Navigate our website. In so doing, you may discover how God WILL speak to you at this moment in your life.  

Online Sunday Service 9th May 2021. Starts at 10.30am. 


Sunday Service 2nd May 2021. 

Holy Communion Service May 2021

Our Text for the Year.

Matthew 8:26: And he saith unto them, "Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm."  



Sunday Service 18th April 2020.  

Sunday Service 25th April 2020.  

Halstead Baptist Church has never been closed during lockdown, but our building was. The church has always been, and always will, about the people. 

 Our Sunday services and weekly Bible Study have been Online for over a year now, due to lockdown. The membership of the church are meeting soon to decide when to reopen the church for face to face. It will be announced here. An Online form of service will continue on our website even when we reopen the building. 


Rivers of Life Shop

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The Rivers of Life shop, founded by Halstead Baptist Church but ran by Churches Together in Halstead volunteers, is now open again. To fund the ROL project and help local causes, we sell clothes, shoes, jewelry, artwork from local artists, DVDS, CDS and much, much more. We now also sell Personal Protective Products such as facemasks, wipes, hand gels and even Covid tests. 

Apart from the PPE products and artwork, most of our stock we receive as donations from the public and are always grateful for them. 

Part of the purpose of the ROL chat is for a place for people to come and have a chat, so we like to look at it as not only a shop for all people to come, but a place where those who wish can drop by and just have a chat with one of our volunteers. We do offer specialized counselling services for those who request it.   

The name Rivers of Life is based upon the words of Jesus Christ, who said: 'Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, Rivers of Life will flow from within them.' John 7:38. We opened our High Street shop in October 2018. Working together with local Christians from the other churches in the town,  and some local residents who help out, as well as providing a friendly environment, we are raising money to help local, national and international causes.

Our current opening hours are:

WEDNESDAY 10.00am - 2.00pm

THURSDAY   9.00am - 4.00pm

FRIDAY         9.00am - 4.00pm

SATURDAY   9.00am - 4.00pm

We always need volunteers, and are looking at opening on Mondays and Tuesday. You don't have to be a church attendee to volunteer and we provide all the training necessary, which helps those looking for work as volunteer works always looks good on a CV and we can provide a reference to an employer. 

We depend on donations to sell and need clothes, shoes, ornaments, toys, bric-a-brac and all sorts of household items. Please consider bringing your donations into us when you are having a clear out or want to find an item a new home.

Thank you.    



Halstead Baptist Church is a member of the Baptist Union of GB, and of the Eastern Baptist Association.

We Support BMS World Mission.

 

We are a part of Churches Together in Halstead.