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Prayer and praise are a vital part of our Shotgate Baptist Church family.

We know that this has been a difficult year for everyone, and lockdown has taken its toll. As your local church we would love the privilege of praying for you during this challenging time - we are here for you!

We are told in Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Unfortunately at this time we aren't able to offer to pray directly personally with people, but if you share your request we will pray for you in spirit remotely.

If there's something on your heart you would like prayer for, or want to give thanks for what God has done please just fill in the short form below and we will circulate this to our prayer warriors around the church who will pray in their own time in their own homes.

You don't need to give us specifics or any names, a general description of the situation will be fine (God knows all!), and just pop your first name on so we can bring your request before God.

We will delete your message, however if you would like us to keep in contact with you regarding church activities, please advise this in your message below and include your email address.

We will include you in our prayers for the next 30 days. Prayers are held in the strictest confidence!

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Planning your Visit

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Key information about the church ...


Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about our Church, specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where & when does the church meet?

We meet at the Church Building (details below) for our Sunday Service starting at 10:30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive please do introduce yourself to someone, we are a friendly bunch.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits after the church service finishes, usually around 11:45am, please do stay for a tea or coffee and a chat with fellow visitors and our church members. All refreshments are free.

You can see a map of our church location on our contact us page.

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and there are disabled toilets in the main foyer. Please let the person welcoming on the door know if you require any assistance.

What should I expect when I visit the church?

The main service begins at 10:30am with a warm welcome from one of our church members. Then follows a time of sung worship, led by our talented music team. Sometimes a person might pray out loud or read a small passage from the bible. Sometimes people share things that they believe God is saying to the whole church family. This might seem strange the first time you hear it but it’s all part of our connecting with God. We then share news and notices, usually about what’s going on in the life of the church. Our Minister in Training or a visiting speaker will then give a sermon that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then finish with a final worship song. Sometimes there is an opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service.


images: Services

What happens to the kids at church?

We love to have children join us, and welcome all ages! We ask that children be accompanied by their parent/grown-up at all times.

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of the first part of the service someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their Sunday School . You are welcome to go with your children to their group, if they would be more comfortable with this. 

The Sunday School activities vary depending on the age and theme but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.

Children

Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.

Will I have to join in?

Not at all! You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.

I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them?

Please feel free to contact us.
 

Getting Connected

 

Care Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our Care Groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. Check out Care Groups and see if there’s one that you could join.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, just let us know! 

Other Ministries

We also run other events, activities and socials throughout the year - please check out the Church Life pages for more information.

If you want to know who the church leaders are , check out our church Leadership Team page.