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lunch box project. took place at the chapel 16th and 18th Feb 2021. During the two days 260 lunch packs were handed out together with 50 wellness boxes. The initiative was well received by the communi

This initiative took place in February with the idea of blessing hard pressed parents by providing a free lunch for them and their children during the February half term.We hoped to give away 100 lunches each day and prepared accordingly, but God was behind this project and in the event 260 lunches in all were handed out together with 50 wellness boxes, containing some little pampering items for adults. 


advent window

Well, we are now in the season of Advent, which is when we begin the  countdown to Christmas and the celebration of the Birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  This year we are doing something special with our advent calendar. Our fellowship have been making scenes for each day of advent which will be displayed in the coffee shop window on the appropriate day.To the right is how it looked on 17th December. We invite the local residents to come along to the chapel and see the story unfold. We do hope you'll come and enjoy the pictures and give a thought to the real reason for the season.!!!!
 In the words of Tiny Tim "God Bless us every one" 

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stable build beginningstable Christmas 2020We also built our traditional stable outside the Chapel again this year.
so these two photos show the start of the stable build , 2nd December, and the completed job. Just waiting for it to be lit so that the scene is displayed in silhouette and the placing of a cross on the wall above. 

lit stableand here is the stable back lit.

.Drive in Carol Service 20th December

What a great day this was!! We had over 20 cars at each service which meant nearly 100

drive in Carol Servicepeople attended. The weather was beautiful, Blue sky, sunshine, light winds and pretty mild too. Everyone enjoyed the Carols, which of course could be sung inside their cars, and also bible readings and a Christmas poem. Thcollection at the end will be going to help the St. Martins Housing Trust, a local charity which does such good work with the disadvantaged in our society.

Harvest Festival
Yes its that time of year again and we are planning our service. We have chosen as our Theme 'Harvest of the sea'. And we are hoping to have the help and involvement of the local community in a Tableau  outside the church.
Reproduced below is a copy of an entry in the local Newsletter, which explains the details:-

harvest display

Carleton Rode Baptist Church

HARVEST FESTIVAL - calling on our village communities to help us celebrate!
We are going to focus on the HARVEST OF THE SEA around the first weekend in October and we would like to have a big display of objects representing this - fish, lobsters, seaweed, crabs, octopus, shells, etc, etc. - and hopefully many of the items can be crafted, sewn, cut out, brought out of the garage and so on. Don't feel limited by these suggestions! They will be put in fishing nets attached to the railings by the Coffee Shop and need to be reasonably large to be seen easily.  

.On Sunday 23rd August 2020 we held an open air service on the field behind the Chapel. Obviously, it was very different from 'normal', with social distancing, signing in and no group singing etc. But despite the difficulties, 50 people came and enjoyed gathering together to worship the Lord. Our worship group, musicians and singers were in action, the weather was kind, thank you Lord and it was a lovely milestone, marking the return of our service

23rd sept 2020