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Easter arts week in Devonport, Plymouth
How an idea to use a community arts space in Holy Week came to fruition for a small Baptist church
How larger churches can support small
How can big churches support smaller churches? Baptist minister Michael Shaw shares eight ideas
'Among first churches for new eco award'
Lyme Regis Baptist Church, which had a front-row view of England's violent storms, has scooped one of the first Eco Church awards
Different approaches to covenant
At Watchet Baptist Church we moved to a more covenantal system of church membership about five years ago
Caring for a loved one with dementia
Baptist church member writes candidly of his experiences of caring for his mother - and receives endorsement from the Prime Minister
How a church solved its boiler problem
What do you do when you have an urgent need for a new boiler but no money?
Sharing her voice to 100,000
Ventriloquist Dawn Getley of Mutley Baptist Church and friends are popular with young and old alike
Revelation, art and outreach
Work on a spectacular textile artwork portraying the book of Revelation is in full swing, with crowdfunding campaign in tow
Torquay church's Cambodian mission
Members of a Torquay Baptist church are preparing for a major mission trip in South East Asia
From Torbay to Chad: meet Claire
New BMS World Mission worker Claire Bedford hates dust and heat... but is going to live in the desert
Parliament lobby on climate change
Thousands of Christians, including from the South West, will gather to speak up for the things which could be lost as a result of climate change
We are partners in the Gospel
A new DVD focuses on individuals who have seen the benefits that have come to a community as a result of Home Mission support
Marathon effort to give people a home
Baptist accountant to run 40 marathons in 40 days and provide homes for families in Sierra Leone slum
Hope for Devonport and Stoke
A developing church unity in a neglected area of Plymouth culminated in the first ever missions week
New chapter for church in the pub
Boost for outreach work as Torquay church secures greater use of the pub where it worships
Practical demonstration of faith
A Somerset town benefited when 40 young people from Spring Harvest visited to make a difference in the community
City centre chaplaincy launches in Exeter
A city centre retail chaplaincy has been launched by churches in Exeter.
Floods - long term prayer needed
It's going to be a long haul, say Baptist ministers at the heart of communities affected by the floods
Nigel Manges - new Regional Minister
Nigel is an experienced minister who has led Cemetery Road Baptist Church in Sheffield since 2001
I know I owe everything to God
Testimony of Lydia Dockray, who was baptised on Sunday 13 October at Barton Baptist Church in Torquay.
A new hope
It meets in a house. On a Saturday. Its minister can hold his own on a pool table. The church’s Easter Sunday service began with a cooked breakfast.
'Very humble, with servant heart' - church says goodbye to popular minister
A church has marked the retirement of its popular minister in style. More than 500 people gathered at Moriah Baptist Church in Risca near Newport recently to say thank you to the Revd John Hayward and his wife Ann, after a distinguished and happy...
Hundreds gather to give fitting farewell to murdered Baptist
More than 350 people crammed into Albany Road Baptist Church, Cardiff to give a fitting farewell to Peter Lewis, who was murdered nearly two months ago.
Award for university chaplaincy team
The 'outstanding' contribution of the chaplaincy team at the University of Glamorgan has been recognised with an award.
Pyjama Party at Church Sunday Service Raises Money for Children in Need
Anyone attending the morning service at Creech St Michael Baptist Church on Sunday (18 Nov) might have been mistaken for thinking they had had walked in on a pyjama party November 2012
Christian Presence at Popular Music Festival
A team from a Baptist church in Somerset teamed up with other churches to run a prayer tent at a local musical festival over the August bank holiday weekend August 2012
A New Hope
It meets in a house. On a Saturday. Its minister can hold his own on a pool table. The church’s Easter Sunday service began with a cooked breakfast. April 2012
Secretary Retires after 50 years Continuous Service in Baptist Churches
John Parsons, who started attending Shirehampton Baptist Church at 18 years old, became a deacon in 1962 and has been actively involved in church life ever since June 2013