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.
Soup Hub Lunch
Join us for a soup lunch every Thursday from 12 noon to 1 pm in the Church Hub following the Coffee Hub. With lovely fresh home made soup and a roll or toast, 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
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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, June 24, 2018
- Tuesday, June 26, 2018
- Wednesday, June 27, 2018
- Thursday, June 28, 2018
- Sunday, July 1, 2018
- Tuesday, July 3, 2018
- Wednesday, July 4, 2018
If you have an event to add to the diary please email us the details.