A Visit to Middelkerke
- A meal on the ferry
- In the kitchen at Bethel Baptist Church
- On the way to Popperinge
- Outside Talbot House
- Tea at Toc H.
- Detail in the chapel at Toc H.
- The Chapel at Toc H.
- Roger has a few words to say.
- Sunday morning at Bethel Baptist Church.
- The Bethel Choir.
- SPBC singers and band.
- Group photo 2014.
- Time for reflection on the way home.
On the weekend 14 to 16 March 2014, 21 of us went to visit our partner church at Middelkerke, near Ostende in Belgium. We traveled by ferry, Dover to Dunkirk, and from there it was an easy drive to Middelkerke. What a welcome we received, and with a great meal! On Saturday we visited Poperinghe, to see the Headquarters of TOC H, where soldiers were able to go for a break from the frontline in World War One. We went on to Ypres, so this was quite appropriate in view of this year's centenary celebrations. We slept overnight at the church centre, joined in worship together on Sunday, then drove back to Dunkirk and the ferry to England. A great weekend!
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From our Foreign Correspondent
See an account of John Lancasters 2018 visits to India here.
Follow Johns latest mission trips to India and see more pictures of the people and places he visits by joining Johns mission trip to India on Facebook.
Why not join us for some fresh home made soup or a toastie? Lunch is served every Thursday from 12 noon to 1 pm in the Church Hub following the Coffee Hub. With lovely fresh food, all are welcome to come and lunch together. Donations towards the cost are invited.
We have a community repair and mend group, meeting every Thursday at Coffee Hub 9:30 am – 12 noon. So bring along those things that need fixing – vacuum cleaners / bikes / mowers / old garments that need a make over etc. and we will have a go at fixing them. Why bin it when we can fix it!
Technically minded repairers are particularly welcome on Thursdays!!
Tool Box Project
Do you have any spare tools or craft items? We are collecting them for Tools With a Mission. See the list on our Tool Box Project page for details of what we currently need.
Can you knit, crochet or sew?
The Springfield Stitchers need help with various charity projects. If you would like to help or, if you would like to learn to knit, crochet or sew, or if you have unwanted wool or haberdashery (buttons, zips, thread, fabric, sewing machines) please pop along to find out more.
The Springfield Stitchers meet at “The Coffee Hub” every Thursday 9.30 till 12.00 at Springfield Park Baptist Church. Contact Alison for more information.
As a church we believe in the power of prayer and that it makes a difference in situations and circumstances. We are part of Chelmsford 24-7 Prayer, joining with Christians from across our City to pray for the things God lays on our hearts. Please follow this link for more information about how you and your church can get involved: https://chelmsford24-7.org/. Plans for the near future at Springfield Park involve the setting up of a new prayer space and prayer walks around our local area. Watch this space for developments.
Come to our coffee drop-in on Thursday mornings from 9.30am to 12 noon. All welcome for free coffee, tea and a chat.
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