2022 Upcoming Events!

Given the current Covid restrictions and the rising number of cases, everything is a bit uncertain at the moment! Our God knows what will happen, but we do not, so we can only say “God willing” concerning future events we have planned.

We hope that our next big events will be at Easter, with a Good Friday service at 10.30am on Friday 15th April, and our main Easter Service on Easter Day, Sunday 17th April, at 11.00am.

We will publish more information and other future events close to the time. Watch this space!

The Reading Scheme at Central Baptist Church

From Sunday 18th April 2021, we have a reading scheme at the church, where you can borrow recommended Christian books on a wide variety of topics for free!

A good Christian book can help the believer to understand better what the Bible says. God can use such books so that we can learn more about God, love him and praise him more, become more like Jesus, grow in our faith, and understand God’s will for our lives.


We thank God that there are so many good Christian books available today! But where should you start? This reading scheme picks out some trustworthy Christian books on a variety of subjects. We pray that the Lord would help us all to know and love him better because of these books.

How to Use the Reading Scheme

• The books can be borrowed after services on a Sunday. The books are kept in two bookcases near the electric piano. They are arranged in alphabetical order by author,
except a few on display.
• Start wherever you like : choose a book which interests you.
• You don’t have to read them in order, and you don’t have to read them all.
• Some of the books are very short – they are often more like booklets than books!
• You can borrow up to 2 books at a time.
• Please bring the book back within ONE MONTH.
• It’s free!

Click here for more details and a full list of all the books in the scheme!

New Restrictions : What’s Different?

Quick Overview

Sunday Services – Meeting physically, with social distancing, masks, singing (while wearing masks) and refreshments afetrwards (for those who wish). Also streamed live on YouTube.

Creche and Sunday School – operating with social distancing

Midweek Bible Studies – meeting physically with masks and social distancing (alternate weeks)

Midweek Wednesday morning prayer meetings – meeting physically with masks and social distancing (alternate weeks)

Midweek home prayer groups – meeting on Zoom (alternate weeks)

Yoyo (11-18s, 7.30-9.00pm) and Good News Club (5-11s, 5.30 – 7.00pm) – meeting physically on Fridays during term time, with masks for over 11s.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

We thank God that we are open for physical services twice on the Lord’s Day (at 11.00am and 6.30pm). Our 11.00am and 6.30pm services are also streamed live each Sunday on our YouTube page, here.

Here are the guidelines for our physical services :

Please follow government advice, and do not come if you have any symptoms of Covid-19, or anyone in your household does. If that’s the case, why not watch the service on YouTube (click here)?

If you are able to come, please note :

  • Face masks are now required at all of our services and meetings. We WILL wear face masks during singing, too.
  • Please use the front doors of the church unless you need a ramp to get in. Those needing the ramp may use the side door.
  • At each entrance, hand sanitiser (73% alcohol) will be available. Please use this as you enter and leave the building.
  • Some pews will be taped off. This is to make sure we are socially distanced during the main service (but you may sit next to those from your own household). If you are directed to sit in a pew where another person (not from your household) is sitting, please make sure you stay 2 metres apart.
  • We are now allowed to sing, but we will wear face masks during singing.
  • There will not be a collection during the service. If you wish to give, please use the offering boxes located on empty pews near the back of the church (and in the balcony). Please try not to touch the offering box as you put money in.
  • The crèche will be available for use by small children.
  • We will run a socially distanced Sunday School for 3-11 year olds in two groups. Children will go out during some music before the sermon.
  • After the services, there will now be refreshments in the back hall. When you are in the back hall, you do not have to socially distance. You do not have to wear masks when taking refreshments, but should wear them at all other times.

We are thankful to God that we can get back to singing and refreshements! And we continue to enjoy gathering together to hear God’s Word … we hope you can join us!

The church has completed and updated a thorough risk assessment, which you can see by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please do contact us using the details that can be found here.

Read the Bible with Us From Your Home!

Where can we find hope in uncertain times? God’s Word, the Bible has answers! Do you want to find out what God really sasy to us? Would you like to read the Bible with someone? We can arrange meetings over Zoom, WhatsApp, Skype or another video conferencing app, so that you can think about what the Bible says from the comfort of your own home.

We will read a short bit of the Bible with you and talk about it with you. It’ a great opportunity to discover what Christianity is really about, and find out more about Jesus. You can ask any questions you like.

If you are interested, please do call 020 8503 7577 and leave a message. Or drop us an email at central101@btconnect.com and we’ll get back to you.