2018 News
October 2018
We are pleased to announce the re-launch of a Young People's Meeting after a number of years without a meeting for young people. 'Pathfinders' is for young people from the age of 12 years and they are meeting on the first Saturday of each month for a time of games, fellowship and a Bible talk.
September 2018
We enjoyed a church trip to Tewkesbury on Saturday 1st September which included a visit to the Old Baptist Chapel and a talk by the museum curator on the history of the Chapel and the Particular Baptists of Tewkesbury which dates back to the 17th Century.
An online record of the Chapel can be found here: Old-Baptist-Chapel
August 2018
We have now extended our monthly literature table outreach in Droitwich to include an Open Air preaching occasion in the town centre.
Open Air Preaching
July 2018
The thanksgiving and remembrance service for the life of Bernard was held at Witton Chapel on July 24th at 12:00pm.
At the start of the service, mention was made of numbers of friends unable to attend and greetings were read from those who had sent condolences and fond memories of Bernard.
A recording of the service is available here: "Bernard Blendell's Thanksgiving Service".
At the same time that this service was held, Tomà held a remembrance service in the Children's School Room at Ikelenge. The room was filled with people as they also sang hymns, had a time of grieving and a message from Corinthians.
Sadly our dear brother Bernard has also passed away only a month after his wife Joyce and we send our sincere condolences to all Bernard's family and loved ones at this time. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends and the children in Zambia that he and Joyce had cared for over the last 10 years but we do give thanks for his testimony that he knew his eternal home was in Heaven with his Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ. The funeral and remembrance service will take place at Witton Chapel on July 24th at 12:00 followed by the interment at Kidderminster.
June 2018
It is with great sadness that we report that Joyce has passed away at Kalene Hospital after battling for some time with TB and meningitis and we pray that Bernard, and her family and loved ones will know the Lord's comfort at this time and be assured that she has been taken home to be with her Saviour.
Bernard himself is unwell and remains in the UK undergoing investigations.
Sadly it has been necessary for Bernard to close down the orphan village work that he and Joyce had established and arrangements have been made for the children to return their home villages.
April 2018
We have started a fund for the support of the Orphan Village in Ikelenge to help meet the running costs (feeding and clothing the children and supporting the house mothers and other workers). Any gifts received for this fund will be forwarded in their entirety. PS This fund has now been closed as the work has closed down.
March 2018
We rejoice that we have a baptismal service planned for Easter Sunday evening (April 1st) at which a public profession of faith in Christ is declared through baptism by immersion in obedience to Christ's command.
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December 2017
The mp3 player on our sermons page has been modified slightly to provide a rewind button as shown in the image below. This allows the play position of an individual recording to be rewound to the start without having to drag the progress bar manually.
Rewind symbol added to mp3 player
October 2017
A special meeting commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation was held at Witton Chapel with Dr. Robert Oliver speaking on the subject "Why the Reformation?"
Audio recording of the talk "Why the Reformation?".
The house for the older girls at the orphan village in Ikelenge has been finished and fitted out with furniture made locally, including the 'luxury' of beds raised off the floor. Four girls with their 'house mother' have now moved in.
Girls with house mother
New table and benches
New beds
September 2017
A severe drought has been affecting the North of Sri Lanka where many of the Tamil churches are located. This is the worst drought experienced for 40 years and relief is being sent to enable water bowsers and bottled water to reach the affected areas along with food parcels and other necessary supplies.
July 2017
We have an urgent prayer request for Joyce in Ikelenge who has been taken into hospital and is being treated for a form of meningitis.
*UPDATE* Joyce has now returned home after several weeks in hospital- much improved but very weak.
February 2017
A special event has been arranged at Witton Chapel and advertised in the local community addressing the subject of Creation and questions relating to believing the Bible in this scientific age.
Audio recording of the talk "Proclaiming Creation in a Scientific Age".
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