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Most read church stories 2019 

An insight into the impact of a toddler group on the life and mission of a church, an account of how a church welcomed a young lady with additional needs into membership, and how a Baptist church is responding to a high profile housing development on its doorstep were among the most read church stories in The Baptist Times in 2019

Church stories

1 Little Fish at Warley Baptist Church
Minister Pete Spence reflects on why toddler groups are vital to the life and growth of the Kingdom of God
2 'Welcomed beautifully into membership'
A membership service with a difference took place in Huddersfield for a young lady with additional needs

3 A Grand Design for mission
How a Baptist church is responding to a high profile housing development on its doorstep
4 Baptist minister breaks bus record
Chris Matthewman travels from Land’s End to John O’Groats using local bus services in record time

5 'A great guy who loved his Lord'
Tributes have been paid to Baptist youth and children’s pastor Bob Morris, who has died

6 A practical response to homelessness
A Baptist church member who wants every street homeless person in the UK to have access to food and shelter is stepping up his campaign

7 'God’s been here, and he has provided'
With faith, joy and unity, the congregation of a small Baptist church in rural South Norfolk has overcome the enormous financial and practical challenge of rebuilding their chapel after it was found to be at serious risk of falling down

8 Twenty pence at the book shack
A Baptist church has created a thriving book exchange which has become a ‘great community asset’

9 Award for project with Baptist roots
Emerge trains Christian volunteers to support young people attending hospital as a result of self-harm

10 An eco journey at Christchurch Baptist Church
In 2016 the Dorset church set up a small Creation Care Team. Meg Brockway explains what's happened since


Baptist Times, 16/12/2019
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Examples of how Home Mission funds are being used in the Heart of England Baptist Association
A social enterprise which aims to explore the relationship between science and faith in an interactive and family-friendly way is among the recipients in the latest round of Scientists in Congregations funding
Olton Baptist Church, Solihull, organised a drive-in carol service in December. Bernice Lingard reports on what happened - and how it was received
Baptist minister Paul Campion introduces a song written by one of his congregation shortly before he died in July 2018. It has a message that resonates deeply today - and a new recording is available for churches
With churches reflecting on who they are and what they do, Simon Jay shares his experience of being part of an Urban Expression team in Birmingham
theBarn is a newish Baptist church in the rural village of Bidford. Around 45 young adults are engaged here, part of a balanced overall age range across the congregation
Dawley Baptist Church in Telford church has started work on expanding its community facilities, after securing £45,000 of National Lottery funding
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