Platinum Jubilee Events, 4th and 5th June!

Please join us for events to celebrate and give thanks for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!

Platinum Jubilee Party

Saturday 4th June, 1pm-4pm

Everyone is welcome at this free ‘street party’ style event held in the car park and on the lawn down the right hand side of our building. There will be bunting and cream teas and sandwiches and lots of other food! We’ll have games and crafts and a buncy castle too! There’s a free souvenir booklet about the Queen. You are welcome to drop in at any point during the three hours, and it’s an event suitable for all ages. If it rains, we’ll head into the hall, so we hope to go ahead whatever the weather!

Jubilee Songs of Praise Service

Sunday 5th June, 6.30pm

Come along to a musical celebration of 70 years of the Queen’s reign, with songs and hymns from across the decades. There’ll be prayers for the Queen, and stories of her life and faith, as well as a Bible message about the ultimate monarch! The service will last about one hour, and there’ll be cakes and teas and coffees afterwards. This is not the official televised event (!), but is available streamed on YouTube from our channel. It’s all free, and everyone is very welcome!

If you have any questions, please do contact us.

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?

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

We are now meeting normally with very few restrictions. We still seek to be safe, and provide santizer for those who wish to use it. People are free to wear masks, but do not have to. 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.

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)?

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.

Restoration Works

Since The autumn of 2014, and on into May 2015 there was a major restoration project going on. The brick, which were 100 years old in 2014, were in need of cleaning, repair and even replacing in some cases. A local firm, Fullers, who specialise in restoration of historical buildings, did the work under the watchful eye of a conservation architect, Anthony Fensome.

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2014 was Our Centenary Year : 100 years of Worship at Orford Road!

In the autumn of 1874, a new church began near Boundary Road (read more here). The church grew and more space was needed. There was also a desire to be closer to the developing town of Walthamstow. So on 13th June 1914, our present building in Orford Road was opened! So 2014 was the centenary of the church worshipping in the building in Orford Road, and we took the opportunity to thank God for his faithfulness of those 100 years.

Over the weekend of the 14th and 15th June 2014, we held special services to thank God for his goodness to the church over 100 years. The Saturday saw a reunion thanksgiving service. We enjoyed seeing old members return to us, and lots of friendships were renewed. Thanks to everyone who helped with the tea for 160-170 people!! Roger Carswell spoke on the privilege of the church to spread the good news of Christ’s suffering, resurrection and the need for repentance leading to the forgiveness of sins.

Sunday morning’s anniversary service included a message on the significance of people, the significance of our service to the Lord and the significance of everyone who has been saved : an encouragement to us all! In the evening, around 250 to 300 people came to the Songs of Praise service. We were glad to be joined by other local churches (including the music group from Grove Hill Evangelical Church who accompanied our sung praise!), as well as some friends, neighbours and family members that were invited. Roger Carswell spoke for a third time, and spoke of why Christians sing … from when they are saved, through every part of life (including suffering) and into heaven itself! See the photos below.

We thank God for a great time together, for helpful Bible teaching, for all who came, for enabling many people in the church to serve together at this time. And we trust God will continue to use his Word in people’s lives!

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