A Church for the Future
Springfield Park has a vision for the future of the Baptist church in Springfield Park Road. A church building modestly expanded and re-modelled to help it meet the needs of the community of today and tomorrow. Click on the picture on the left to see some more views.
Our church building is now over 75 years old, and is well in need of some changes to bring it up to date so that it can better serve the many people that use it now, and those that will be using it over the coming years. We have plans, and planning permission to make those changes. Take a look at them and the artists impressions of the exterior of the church.
Building work began on the first phase of the redevelopment at the end of November 2015 and was completed just before Easter 2016. This part of the work added the new galley kitchen, an accessible toilet, store room and office/meeting room, being built partly within and added on to the side of the existing building. We also have a new ramp to help make wheelchair user access easier within the building.
You can take a look at some pictures of the new area here
The full plans will also see the shape of the seating area and entrance lobby being changed and slightly enlarged.
Funding the future
Fund-raising for the redevelopment building work is at an advanced stage, with much of the money that will be needed either available in the form of loans or promised by church members. However, donations of any amount would be welcomed to help raise the large sum of money that is needed and reduce the need to rely on borrowed money. Please support the special events that will be organised to help raise money for the building work.
If you are confused by all the election waffle and hot air in the media and don't know what to do on Thursday 12th take a look at the slides and other materials presented by Gary and Peter at our pre-election 'Spin Unspun' evening on 3rd December. Go to our Past Events page where you can download the files. We won't tell you who to vote for but hopefully you will be able to make up your mind with a better knowledge of what the different parties stand for.
Listen to a Service
The latest recording can also be found near the bottom of our home page where there is a player that can be used to listen to it or you may download it to listen to later.
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 a snack? 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.
The Repair Hub
This is a project aimed at introducing repair and recycling skills across household items to our local community.
Volunteer repairers and fixers always welcome at our sessions.
We meet every Thursday Morning 9.30am – 12noon at the church. See our Repair Hub page for more details.
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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