Personal data as used by this website and by our church is defined as information which can be used to identify you personally as an individual. This would include items such as your name, address and other contact details such as email address and telephone number. We receive this via the website when you send a message to us using the contact form, by email or any of the other contact methods we make available.
We are just as concerned about privacy and the use, and potential misuse, of this kind of information as you are. We make a point of only asking for as much information as we need for its intended use, and only keeping it for as long as it is needed. On our website we use this information to contact you about your query or request. If you explicitly ask us to we may use this information to contact you, for example to keep you informed of future events in which you express an interest, or by subscribing you to our weekly email newsletter, SPARK.
We promise never to pass on your contact details to a third party outside of the church, or in some other way cause it to be used in a way which would be inappropriate or incompatible with the purpose for which it was originally collected. Any new use we make of your personally identifiable information is based on the principle that we do not have permission to use it until you opt-in.
Removing your details from our database.
You have the right to be forgotten completely, or to remove permission for a specific use of your information.
You also have the right to receive a copy of all the information we hold about you and to have us correct it if there are errors.
If at any time, for any reason, you wish to have your details removed from our records or updated or to unsubscribe from a mailing list, you may do so by sending a request specifying the actions you wish us to take. Please send this request using the contact form on our website, giving enough detail to identify you, e.g. by the name or email address you originally used to register your details. This action will be performed manually, and may involve contacting other people within the church who maintain their own distribution lists, so you should allow a few days for this to be completed. When it has been done you will be informed by email that your request has been completed.
Cookies, and their use on this website.
Essential cookies are used on our website to remember actions which you have performed during your visit, record your preferences, e.g. when viewing video clips what resolution you prefer to use, and to perform analysis of our visitors activities, e.g. what pages you have viewed, files you have downloaded and to ascertain whether or not a returning visitor has viewed our website recently. This information could be used to identify what IP address the computer you have used to visit our site was using at the time of your visit, but will not record any other personally identifiable information.
The following list gives some detailed information about the cookies used and may be updated from time to time when changes are made to the website.
First Party Cookies
These are cookies that originate directly from the site you are currently visiting. The site will have direct control and the consequent responsibility over these cookies and the way they are used.
Third Party Cookies
We've been working to give our users more options and control over these cookies. One such option is the privacy-enhanced mode for our embed player. This mode restricts YouTube's ability to set cookies for a user who views a web page that contains a privacy-enhanced YouTube embed video player, but does not click the video to begin playback. YouTube may still set cookies on the user's computer once the visitor clicks the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode."
Soup Hub Lunch
During the summer, why not join us for a Toastie at Soup Hub, every Thursday lunchtime from 12 noon to 1 pm in the Church Hub following the Coffee Hub. With lovely fresh toasted sandwiches, all are welcome to come and lunch together. Donations towards the cost are invited.
The picture of Alison serving soup in the Soup Hub kitchen shown above is the one that has also been used to illustrate the article featuring her in the Baptist Unions' Together Magazine. The summer edition of this thrice yearly publication is available to read online or for free download from the Baptists Together website by following the link here, and may be purchased as a paper copy to be sent to you in the good old postal system. There are lots of other interesting and thought provoking articles to read, and if you are lucky you may also be able to borrow one of the church copies.
Our pages and links
Please only click once on downloads and external site links. External websites will open in a new page or on a new tab so you don't lose your place here, and other items will either open in a new page or download to your default download folder, depending on your device settings.
Little Sparks Parent and Toddler Group is every Tuesday at 10:00 during school term time. See the poster on our home page for details and download a copy to print off and put somewhere handy to remind you. Note that Alison also has a new phone number 07741 737351.
A short video clip of Darren's baptism may be viewed here and on our baptism page. The clip shows Darren's testimony and baptism.
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 Roger 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.
From our Foreign Correspondent
See an account of John Lancasters latest visit to India here.
Follow Johns mission trips to India and see more pictures of the people and places he visits by joining Johns mission trip to India on Facebook.
See more from SPBC on Facebook.
- Sunday, August 19, 2018
- Wednesday, August 22, 2018
- Thursday, August 23, 2018
- Sunday, August 26, 2018
- Monday, August 27, 2018
- Thursday, August 30, 2018
If you have an event to add to the diary please email us the details.