As we slowly emerge from lock-down the challenge we face is knowing how and when to re-open the church premises and learn how to be church in a new way.
We are embarking on a period of consultation where we will be seeking your feedback to help shape and refine a proposal that has been developed by the leadership team.
Rev. Claire Blatchford
All our normal activities listed below are suspended until further notice to slow the spread of COVID-19 in accordance with government instruction
Sunday Mornings - 10:30am
We meet for morning worship at 10:30am with an all-age, family-friendly, service. We begin with worship, prayer and a short talk before the children go to their own special activities. The adults stay in the main hall for Bible teaching. The service lasts about an hour, or a little longer if we are celebrating communion. The first Sunday each month is a family service which includes a special focus on BB and GB.
After the service we all meet up together for "Fairtrade Cafe" and nibbles while the children play.
Year of Prayer - 2020
Spending time in prayer to God - both on our own and together - is vital.
We meet together to pray every Tuesday from 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Boys' Brigade and Girls' Brigade
1st Cranham BB and GB companies are an integral part of the life of Cranham Baptist Church and provide a full program of activities for young people.
Boys' Brigade (school years 1-6) meets on Monday evenings (5:45pm - 7:15pm)
Girls Brigade meets on Wednesday evenings. Explorers (years 1-3) and Juniors (years 4-6) meet from 6:00pm to 7:15pm. Seniors (years 7+) meet from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
Sunday Evenings - Credo Cafe - 6:30pm (monthly)
Credo Cafe is a relaxed cafe-style event where we examine Christianity or a topical Christian Topic. Topics are sometimes introduced with a short thought-provoking video followed by an informal discussion in small groups.
Everyone is welcome.
Home and Fellowship Groups
Pastoral Care is important an so we encourage everyone to be part of a home group. Groups meet at different times during each week to suit people's availability.
Groups meet to study God's word, to pray, and to care for each other.
In addition, a group meet every Wednesday afternoon during term time from 2:15pm - 4:00pm for friendship, talks and light refreshments.
OASIS is a "disability friendly" meeting for all ages and their carers. OASIS meetings are informal and fun and provide a safe environment and loving support for everyone.
Our meetings start with a friendly welcome and refreshments before we join together in a time of worship, songs, drama and varied craft activities.
We meet on the second Sunday of each month from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. See the church calendar for details.
If you would like to visit, or know more then, please call 07714 853545.
We look forward to meeting you.
Community Groups & Family Celebrations
We are delighted to welcome various groups that serve our community including:
Sunny Side Up Breakfast Club - weekday mornings during school terms
Cherubs PreSchool - weekday mornings during school terms
Cranham Crafters - Thursdays 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Cranham China Painting Club - Fridays 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Havering Music Makers - Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00pm - 10:00pm
National Childbirth Trust - various courses and groups
Sorelle Dance School - Tuesdays 4:30pm - 7:30pm
We are also happy to host Family Celebrations.
See Room Hire for further information.
Holiday Club - August 2020 - CANCELLED
We're sad to say that we will not be running a Holiday Club this year due to COVID19.
But we look forward to the next in 2021!