Clevedon Baptist Church is situated in the heart of Clevedon. Our vision is to be Living with a purpose, Loving Jesus and our neighbours and Belonging to a distinctive Christian community. We do this through the many and varied activities of our church, some of which are described below.
Our Sunday Worship
We hold morning and evening services. Our morning services cater for all ages, with lively music from our worship band, creative drama, multimedia and Bible teaching all having a place in our worship. Children and young people are engaged in the first part of our service and then leave to join their own teaching groups. A crèche is provided for under 3’s. All are welcome to our evening activities.
Our new all age congregation meets each week at 3:30pm.
Our Children’s Work
Our children’s groups are run by a dedicated team of leaders in the church. This work is called ‘Juice’ (Jesus and Us In Church Every week). On Sunday mornings the children meet in the following groups:
Crush: 0-3 years (crèche)
Zest: 3-7 years
Tang: 8-9 years
Drench: 9-11 years
(at the present time, Tang and Drench are being taught together)
There is also a mid-week kids club called Shine (7-11 years). For more information contact Anne Owen on our Pastoral Leadership Team.
Our Toddler Group
Noah’s Ark Toddler Group meets every Thursday morning from 10 – 11:30 am and seeks to provide a safe place for children to play and interact in a loving environment. Parents/carers attend with their children and have a chance to chat to each other over coffee. Noah’s Ark is very popular so we operate a waiting list for those wishing to attend. For more information contact the Church Administrator.
Our Youth Work
We have a dedicated team of youth leaders working with young people aged 11-18 years. Specific weekly youth activities include:
Fuel: Sunday morning teaching groups
YHG: Youth Home Group
CBC Youth Club: Wednesday nights 7 – 8.30 pm
Our Young Adult Work
We have a home group which caters for the 18-30 age group and provides a link for our university and college students.
Our Senior Citizens’ Luncheon Club
On the first Wednesday of each month we hold a Senior Citizens’ Luncheon Club. For a modest price, we provide a hot, nourishing two course meal. This is followed by a short epilogue with Christian content. For more information please contact the the Church Administrator.
Our Alpha Courses
We run Alpha Courses for those seeking to explore the meaning of the Christian faith. For further details please contact the Church Administrator.
Our prayer ministry team is eager to pray with anyone who wishes. They are available on Sundays after morning and evening worship in the Auditorium and are happy to visit people at home. This can be arranged through the Church Office.
Our Pastoral and Home Group System
All our members and regular attendees are assigned to a Pastoral Group. Each Pastoral Group has a small core of people who meet regularly in a Home Group with the following aims:
• To have fellowship and promote a sense of belonging
• To encourage spiritual growth and discipleship
• To study God’s Word
• To facilitate pastoral care within the wider group
• To grow the group numerically
There are currently 19 home groups meeting on different days of the week, at times and places to suit the particular needs of the group. There are daytime groups for senior citizens, a monthly Bible study group, two for ladies (all ages) and one young adult group. Local area groups also meet in Portishead and Yatton. If you would like to join a group please contact the Church Administrator.
Our Staff Team
We have a dedicated Leadership Team who lead various aspects of the church functions. You can read about who’s who and about other members of the staff team here.
Clevedon Baptist Church was formed in May 1922. The congregation first met in a building on the present site, built in 1905 which had been a non-denominational Men’s Bible Class. Over the years the building saw many changes in order to accommodate the growing number of attendees. In April 2005, having expanded as far as possible in a then decaying building, a decision was made to redevelop the site. The present building was opened in November 2006. You can read more about our story here.