25 December 2020 - Christmas Day Service
On Christmas Day we came out of lockdown briefly to celebrate together the glorious coming of Jesus into the world - God with us. We wore our festive Christmas jumpers to add colour to the day, see the photos below.
1 December 2019 - Christmas Unwrapped
with J John
On 1 December the first Carol Service of the season was held, at which J.John delivered a cracking Christmas message in front of a packed church. Revd Canon J John has been an evangelist for 39 years, and has spoken at conferences, towns, cities and universities in 69 countries on 6 continents, which has included 36 Just10 mission series on the Ten Commandments, where the combined attendance exceeded one million people - we were extremely blessed to have him visit us. Evangelist, minister speaker, broadcaster and writer, J John communicates the Christian faith in a practical way. He has written several books across a range of subjects.
12 October 2019 - Big Church Comedy show with Paul Kerensa
On 12 October stand-up comic Paul Kerensa performed in front of a packed audience of 100+ people, the church building again proving to be an ideal venue for family entertainment. Paul lived up to his excellent reputation with two non-stop 45-minute sessions of jokes and humour - he is another truly funny man. Especially appreciated were his humorous run-throughs of sections of the Bible delivered at breakneck speed with precision and perfect memory. Another really great evening, as part of the church's 150th Anniversary celebrations.
13 July 2019 – Music on the Common
On Saturday 13 July Holmer Green Village Society again organised a family afternoon of entertainment on the Common with food and drink stalls as well as other attractions. A full line up of talented local performers of all ages entertained, and Holmer Green Baptist Church were glad to support the day with our own stalls at which we prayed for some folk and gave out 150+ leaflets advertising the CAP Money Course -- we were very proud that our own Rachael and Matt Smith were part of the line-up, singing a number of Christian and other songs which were well-received.
28 June 2019 - An Evening with Steve Legg
Holmer Green Baptist Church proved to be the ideal venue for family entertainer Steve Legg. Steve fully lived up to his excellent reputation by performing in front of approx 100 people a number of jaw-dropping magic tricks, interspersed with his crazy humour - he is truly a very funny man - and testifying to his vibrant Christian faith. A really great evening, as part of the church's 150th Anniversary celebrations.
23 June 2019 - Church celebrates 150th Anniversary
Holmer Green Baptist Church celebrated 150 years of serving in the village with a special service followed by a tree planting ceremony at the side of the church building, where a Mulberry tree was planted by the oldest member of the church (June Maloney) together with the youngest (Luke Smith). This was then followed by a barbecue which was open to all. A huge number of people turned out including many friends who have moved away from Holmer Green. A truly fitting and memorable occasion!
8 June 2019 - Cream Teas and Plant Sale raises £500+ for local charity
As part of Holmer Green Baptist Church's 150th Anniversary, Saturday 8 June saw the church running a Cream Teas event in the church hall for the local community, the cream teas were FREE but folk could purchase additional cakes and other produce for a modest donation. So many people came it was necessary to put out extra tables and chairs. As they say: 'A good time was had by all'...
At the same time a Plant Sale was being held in the church car park. Whilst the weather forecast was for heavy rain (possibly torrential), we were blessed with dry weather (though a little windy!) and even some sunshine. There was a steady stream of people buying plants throughout the whole afternoon and many went home with plant bargains costing £1 or £2 (£5 for larger plants).
With the donations made at the Cream Teas and the the Plant Sale, over £400 was raised for local charity ROPE, who are based in Amersham. ROPE is about partnering with local organisations and churches in less developed countries to bring about change in their communities which lift people out of poverty. Their work focuses on offering healthcare, education, vocational skills and income generating projects. You can read more about ROPE here - www.rope.org.uk.
28 January 2019 - Holmer Green Baptist Church hosts Drug & Alcohol Awareness Training
The Church building proved to be the perfect venue for a session on Basic Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training delivered by Sarah Woodward, Training Lead
at One Recovery Bucks. The session was attended by Community First Responders, their Chaplains and people from St John Ambulance. The session was highly informative and many attendees found it quite an eye-opener. The presenter was excellent, and everyone who attended was very appreciative of her input.
8 December 2018 - Christmas on the Common
On Saturday 8 December Holmer Green Village Society hosted a Christmas celebration of carols on the Common, which included a torchlight procession and lighting the Christmas tree back at the Village Centre, with mulled wine and mince pies. Holmer Green Baptist Church were glad to join the other churches in Holmer Green and to help lead the carols.
21 July 2018 – Music on the Common
On Saturday 21 July 2018 Holmer Green Village Society organised a family afternoon of entertainment on the Common with food and drink stalls as well as other attractions for the whole family. It was a glorious summer day and a full line up of talented local performers of all ages entertained – Holmer Green Baptist Church were glad to be able to support the day with our own stalls, and were very proud that our own Rachael and Matt Smith were part of the line-up, singing a number of Christian and other songs which were well-received.