"Tea and Time to Think"
David and Jane Mann warmly invite friends, neighbours and senior citizens to join them for tea, chat and some brief thoughts from the Bible on the second Thursday of each month, 2.30 to 4.00pm. For further details please contact David on 01480 300382


1767 - 2017
Our 250thChurch Anniversary
It was great
to have so many visitors to our 250th Church Anniversary! Church
family and friends old and new, and people interested in the church's history,
all added to the sense of God's goodness towards us on what was a beautiful summer's
day.
It was an
afternoon to enjoy each other's company, delicious hot dogs and cakes and lots
of conversation. There were games and we even had a set of stocks that a few
brave people placed their head and arms in to be the targets of wet sponges
thrown by delighted children! An exhibition and timeline showed that the
original Baptist Meeting House was situated in the Baptist Cemetery in Meeting
Lane. In 1861 a new chapel was built on the High Street which was destroyed in
a storm in 1928 and later the same year the present chapel was built. There was
also display which included the old minute books from the 1820s onwards.
We held a
service of celebration and thanksgiving for Baptist life in the village for 250
years remembering Thomas Ladson who as a young man formed the church in
Needingworth on the 13th March 1767. It was a very special service
as we reflected on our Baptist heritage here in the village and it was
thrilling to think that these things aren't consigned to the history books but
they are alive and kicking today!