Community

As part of the Rayleigh community, Rayleigh Baptist Church seeks to engage with those we meet regularly in practical and meaningful ways.

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Open the Book

Did you know that three in five children don’t know that David and Goliath is a Bible story? Or that not one child in a school of over 400 pupils could tell their head teacher the story of Easter?

Open the Book is an initiative set up by the Bible Society to try and ensure that primary age school children do not miss out on the opportunity of hearing the many exciting stories in the Bible. Sponsored by the Active Christian Trust, several Open the Book teams have been setup in Rayleigh during 2015. These teams now deliver exciting themed and dramatised Bible story telling at assemblies in a number of the local Rayleigh primary schools.

If you would to know more information about Open the Book, please email us (website@rayleighbaptist.org.uk) and we will pass your details onto Lawrence Cantle (Rayleigh Coordinator for Open the Book).

Community Cafe

Community Café is for everyone. Our aim is to provide a relaxed, safe and warm environment where people can enjoy a drink, snack, or a light lunch. We serve sandwiches, soup and cake from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on a Thursday in the Lounge.
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No Strings

No Strings

No Strings are the Rayleigh Baptist Church puppet ministry team. We are a team of amateur puppeteers who use this skill to tell others about Jesus through songs and sketches. The team meet to practice on Wednesday evenings in the Pilkington room from 8-9:30pm. No Strings sometimes take part in the regular Sunday services at RBC or in the various groups for children. They have participated in the Rayleigh Churches Family Fun day and many other events over the years. They usually draw a crowd and are loved by everyone, regardless of age!
If you would be interested in joining this ministry or would like No Strings to support an event, please contact Hillary Hemmings via the Rayleigh Baptist Church Reception.

Carers Cafe

‘You Care’ and we want you to know ‘You are not alone’. You may be a Family Member, Friend or Neighbour, and may not even recognise yourself as a Carer….. You are Mum, Dad, Brother, Sister, Family Friend or Neighbour. The care you give is motivated by love and compassion, which can be fulfilling – though the emotional and physical demands upon you, can be draining and stressful. Every Carer faces an individual situation, but when Carers meet together, feelings shared may be the same – you may be experiencing anger, depression, exhaustion, fear, guilt, isolation or even resentment…You share a common factor. Your role is a valuable one, it is priceless, especially to those you care for, therefore your well being is paramount and taking regular time out for yourself can enable you to cope with the often roller coaster road of Caring. A wide range of Carers information is available, with occasional guest speakers and social activities, for those wishing to participate. A quiet room is also available for those who wish to discuss or share anything privately, or who need guidance with benefit applications. A warm welcome awaits you at your Carers Cafe from the ‘Caring 4 You’ team. When: The first Saturday of each month Where: The Lounge – Rayleigh Baptist Church, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7QA Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Just drop in, or for more information please call 01268 745730.
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Local Care Homes

We regularly visit two local care homes Rosedale Court and Brooklands to conduct services and meet with the residents.