Carleton Rode Baptist Church

A rural church in the heart of the community

  • Carleton Rode Baptist Church
  • Chapel Road
  • Carleton Rode
  • Norfolk
  • NR16 1RN

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Coronavirus and the Church

January/February 2021
It is with much sadness that we have taken the decision to close the Chapel for all activities for the months of January and February This decision was taken because although under the rules, churches can open, we felt that we should err on the side of safety and not expose our congregation to the risk of catching this virus which has now become a bigger threat with the appearance of the new variant.
Our services will continue 'on line', being aired on Utube. Just search for Carleton Rode Baptist Church in the Utube app.
So there will be no 'live services' in the Chapel. Also the Coffee shop will be closed and that means no Takeaways either. We are very sorry for the disappointment this will inevitably cause. We can assure you that we will keep the situation under constant review. But not exposing our congregation to unnecessary risk must be the main consideration.

 Bible passages which you might find useful to reflect on are listed below:

"For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you. Do not fear; I will help you." ( Isaiah 41:13

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear" (Psalm 46:1-2)

"The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid?" (Psalm 27:1)

There are very comprehensive Bible Apps which you might find useful and you can download them from the websites shown below: This one lets you download different versions of the Bible, and also do Bible study plans.
Another is "The Discovery Bible App for Android and iPhone.  This one allows discipleship groups to explore the Bible for themselves. Find it on 

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