Many households are struggling with the cost of living, including the steep rise in the price of their heating and energy bills. Individuals and families are facing tough decisions about whether and when they may be able to afford to heat their home.
To try and help our neighbours navigate this challenging time, churches in Radford Semele, (Radford Semele Baptist Church and St Nicholas Church) are working together to provide warm spaces for people to use.
Warm Spaces are free, non-judgmental public places where people can go to get warm, save money on their heating costs, avoid social isolation, receive vital support and advice while staying as well as possible.
We will develop what is available depending on need.
The churches are looking to offer places where people can come to keep warm and share a hot drink. Look under activities Tab to see times.
Baby & Toddler's Clothing Swap Shop!
Our Babies & Toddlers Clothing 'Swap Shop' is now open on Tuesday mornings 9.30am-11.00am (during Radford Rascals) and also on Friday mornings during Community Cafe, 10am-12pm.
You are welcome to come along and pick up some items of clothing, New Born to 3 Years - all items are washed and ready to wear. Also, donations of baby and toddler clothing always welcome.
As a Christian church, our main purpose is to worship and praise God, and of course, to share our Christian faith with others. Our Sunday morning services are ‘family’ oriented and we have a Sunday Club for children from 4 - 11 years old. We also have a parent supervised creche area for very young children. The church is a member of the Baptist Union of Great Britain which.
Reverend Katherine Pickford began her ministry here at Radford in October 2009 after completing her studies at Spurgeon's College, London. Katherine is kept busy with many of our regular church activities and is also involved in our local school and other village based organisations. (You can contact Katherine via the link on our 'Contact Us' page.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He lived, died and came back to life to bring us forgiveness, peace with God and eternal life. This is the GOOD NEWS that is the Gospel message! In all we do to bring God’s word to people in what is now largely considered to be a ‘God-less’ society, we uphold God’s word as being as relevant today as it was when it was written all those years ago. As a ‘Baptist’ church we adhere to the biblical teaching of baptism by full immersion – where only those old enough to accept Jesus and to understand what that means – are baptised in water as an outward sign of the ‘new life’ we enter into when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour. Because we don’t baptise infants or babies, we instead hold special ‘Dedication Services’ (similar to Christenings) where those bringing the child dedicate themselves to love and care for the child and the church members agree to help as we are able. We ask God's blessing and protection for the child and commit to help the child grow in their knowledge of Jesus . When old enough to understand what it means to become a Christian, it is up to the individual to decide whether or not to accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour and to consider full baptism by immersion as a sign of their ‘new life’ and their commitment to God.
Music Ministry Team
Our worship band can play a wide range of contemporary Christian music from the likes of Hillsong, Delirious, Noel Richards, Nicole Nordeman, Kari Jobe, Kirk Franklin, Michael Smith, Vicki Beeching, Matt Redman etc as well as some of the more traditional songs and hymns.
As music plays such an important part of our regular worship services, we are always pleased when we are joined by visiting musicians to augment our resident worship band. If you are a musician familiar with modern and traditional Christian worship music, we would love to meet you. Please e-mail the church if you would like to come and play at RSBC. (We would particularly welcome a bass guitarist.) We are not looking for virtuossos, just people who enjoy playing and who enjoy worshipping through the gift of music.
VOW (Voices of Worship) Gospel Choir is run by our worship leader Charlie. Check out the VOW page for details of rehearsal sessions etc.