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Featuring items of specific interest to Weymouth Baptist Church.

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Page updated 21st February 2020


Please Pray for:

  • Kathi Chapman, Sue Evans and her mum Jean, Cheryl Jarvis, Bob Mockett, Sian (Brenda Woodsford’s daughter), Christine Smith, June Stephens, Andrew Wallace and Pauline; Helen Worall's mother suffering from pneumonia after being in hospital.
  • Pray for Ellie the daughter-in-law of Allan and Brenda Jones.

>> News Flash <<

Special Church Members Meeting
Following the worship service on Sunday March 1st.
This meeting is an opportunity for Church Members to vote on the unanimous recommendation  from the Elders and Deacons to take on Jayne Newton as a part time (half stipend) Minister in Training for BU Ministry within Weymouth Baptist Church for the next 2 years. 
Please remain behind after the service for this short meeting.

Dates for your Diary


Friday’s 5.15-6.15pm in Youth Coffee Bar (Basement) Open to ALL

Started Friday 7th February

H2O is water, of course! But beyond the scientific formula, H2O is an evocative, DVD-based, group oriented, 7-week experience designed to create an atmosphere in which we feel comfortable openly considering—and maybe even drinking of—the Living Water, Jesus Christ.

Our world could not exist without water. It covers our planet and fills our bodies. It keeps us alive. Jesus knew how important water was. Maybe that’s why He called himself the Living Water. He was making a claim and an offer too good to ignore.

H2O is about the Living Water that Jesus said He offered. If you’re thirsty, you owe it to yourself to consider what He said…and who He is.

7 weeks of video and discussion. Each episode takes us one-step further on a carefully crafted tour of the person and purpose of Christ. Ideal for new or not-yet-Christians. See Peter Mockett.

Weyfinders Snowdrop Lunch, and a walk in Abbotsbury Gardens will take place on Tuesday 25th February. Please meet for coffee in the restaurant if you wish at 10.30 am. The admission to the Gardens that day will be £5 each. After the walk, we would have lunch at around 12.30 pm.

If you require a lift, please phone 785957. If you are just coming for lunch, or the weather is unsuitable for walking meet at 12 noon for 12.30 pm in the restaurant.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Spring into Life
The team of 5 from Oddments Theatre Company are taking a play and workshop based on Pilgrim's Progress into many of our local schools.

Please pray for both the actors and the children and staff who will hear the message.

Local church leaders along with the PAIS will be taking assemblies in the following:

  • Tuesday 25th February in Chickerell Primary Academy.
Wednesday 26th February in St Andrew’s Primary School, Preston.

Developing and Using Our Ministry in the Holy Spirit
Over the next few months Peter will be leading times of prayer and study. The first meeting is Wednesday 26th February, 7.30 pm, looking at the Ministry of Prophecy. To be held in the Parlour – All welcome.

Mums Together
Looking at the book "The Power of a Praying Parent" by Stormie Omartian at Rhiannon's house. Future meetings:

  • Thursday 27th February Chapter 15
  • Thursday 26th March Chapter 16

Lent Lunch
We will be having a bread and soup lunch after morning worship on Sunday 8th March. All are welcome.

Bread and soup will be provided. If anyone would like to volunteer to make a pan of soup please contact Helen Miller.

If you feel able, please make a donation towards Christian Aid’s Lent appeal on the day. In this time of Lent we are asked to focus on others less fortunate than ourselves. Thank you for your support.

Walking Weyfinders
The March walk around Little Bredy is on Tuesday 10th March, meeting at 2.00 pm. For further details, please collect a 2019/2020 programme from the ‘Hub’ desk.

Church Members' Meetings 2020
The dates for this year will be at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 28th April, Tuesday 14th July, Tuesday 13th October.

Non-members' welcome.

2020 Church Weekend - Reserve the date in your diaries
Our Church Weekend away at Moorlands Bible College, Sopley, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7AT is now confirmed as Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd August.

There will be facilities to camp or stay residential with full board.

Pick up your brochure and booking form from the Welcome Area.


Pastoral Updates

  • Kindly inform the Church Office of any changes to your details i.e. address, telephone number or email address. Many thanks.
  • Please send all pastoral matters to Peter Mockett. Thank you.
  • Peter’s day off is normally a Monday.
Timo’s day off will normally be on Wednesdays.

Give Him Five

is Premier’s Lent challenge – devote 5 minutes of your time every day to God during Lent. Starts 26th February – Ash Wednesday.

With bite size challenges, you’ll be invited to share your faith, study your Bible, discover new podcasts and videos, pray for others, and more.

We’ll be mixing up what you do every day and hope that some of it might become a habit for you beyond Lent. You  can choose whenever suits you – on your morning commute, over lunchtime or in the evening. Start new habits, reconnect with scripture, deepen your relationship with Jesus!

You’ll receive an email every week with the tasks for the coming days, and a text reminder on Monday morning to keep you on track. We’d love to hear how you are doing so please send us feedback, photos and thoughts so that we can share with others.

So, let us know you are taking part by entering your details below and join us from 26th February to Give Him Five!

By subscribing to Give Him Five campaign, you will receive email and text SMS reminders to keep you on track with your progress during Lent. Go to

Spring Harvest 2020
If anyone is planning to go to Spring Harvest, week 2, (13th - 17th April), please contact Sue Sparks.

Resources Request

  • Rhiannon is asking folk to save their kitchen tube rolls for Kids on the Wey. Also, any spare green paper (any shade and any size but it needs to be green).
  • If you wish to borrow anything from the WBC kitchen for private use, please ask either Pauline Hardisty or Sue Sparks.
  • Timo is still looking for a 2-setter settee for the Youth area.

Many thanks.

Vacancies at WBC

  • The crèche We are seeking to find more help for the crèche at WBC. Please speak to Leighanne Hart if you are interested.
  • Communion Could you offer to help set up and clear away when we have a morning Communion Service during 2020? If you would be interested in volunteering to go on the rota (approx. 3 to 4 times a year), then please contact Sue in the Church Office.
  • Sunday Coffee Is there anyone sitting in church each week who would happily serve coffee but doesn't belong to any of the coffee groups? If so, please contact Pauline Hardisty Tel. 785314 as we would love you to become part of a new team for the next rota.

  • Kitchen helpers Jayne Newton is looking for help in the kitchen on Wednesday mornings (Treasures) and Friday evenings (Kids Club) during term time only. These groups are growing and they need help with preparing/serving/clearing up. If you are willing to help, even if only for an hour once a month, please see Jayne or message her Tel. 07522 281539.

  • Kids on the Wey Is there anyone who would be interested in supporting Kids on the Wey by becoming a helper once a month? Please speak to Rhiannon Spracklen.

Care and Share

Do you have items in your cupboards or sheds you don’t need?

Are there items you do need?

See the list on the notice board in the corridor.