2017 Autumn and Winter Events
Last year closed with a number of shared Christmas events, including carol singing at Waitrose.
Before then, St Georges held a Songs of Praise event, and Beckenham Baptist held a special breakfast event open to all as part of Christian Aid week. We have also held another successful picnic on Beckenham Green attended by around 100 people from across most of the CTiB churches. There are some photos if you scroll down this page…
2017 Summer Events
For Easter 2017, CTiB had a full programme of events, both in individual churches and as joint services.
The pictures below show this year’s picnic on Beckenham Green, as well as the St Michael and All Angel’s joint service with Avenue Baptist Church on Palm Sunday.
2017 Spring Events
During Lent, around 130 members of our various churches attended a joint five week course where participants could opt for a selection of sessions from decision making to singing extracts from The Messiah.
2017 started with a week of services and events celebrating Christian unity. Special events took place in a number of member churches, and on Sunday 22nd Jan most of our churches swapped their preacher for the Sunday morning service with another church.
Jean Bowden wrote this personal reflection on four of the events:
St. Edmund’s Church
Cold and crisp outsideWarm tea lights inside which gradually grew in numberRed poinsettiasMemorable readingsPrivate prayersUplifting musicThe intimacy of the side chapelA haven of peaceSt. George’s ChurchA relaxed circle of friendly facesA flickering candle to focus onLovely calming musicTime to appreciate the silence and beauty of this buildingTime to listen to GodRefreshments and chatThe cementing of new friendships