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Online services and church opening times during the pandemic
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Carey Baptist Church

Are you new to the church or the area? If so, you are very welcome! Please check out our New to Church page which has some helpful information for you.

We are a group of ordinary people who believe that church is a great place to make friends and experience God together. We are a family who believe that church should not only be great fun but also a place where lives are transformed. 

Service Times We meet every Sunday at 10:30am
Come and join us
Location Carey Baptist Church, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Herts
HP1 1LD. Find us on a map

What’s On

Upcoming Events

Thu 2 Dec 2021 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Joan's home
Thu 2 Dec 2021 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Fri 3 Dec 2021 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Sat 4 Dec 2021 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Latest Talks

Chami Leeniyagoda
Rev Colin Cartwright
Rev Colin Cartwright
Chami Leeniyagoda
Rev Colin Cartwright
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details here) for our Sunday Service starting at 10:30am. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. We also have toilets for the disabled.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10:30am with a warm welcome from our minister or one of our leaders. Then follows a time of sung worship, sharing of news and notices, usually about what's going on in the life of the church. The morning also usually includes a special talk or lesson aimed at the younger members of the congregration. All of this is interspersed with sung worship. Our minister will then give a sermon that is bible-based and which we can apply to our everyday life. We then conclude with a final worship song and prayer. 

After the service we serve tea and coffee in the adjoining hall. We'd love for you to stay and have a drink and a chat. It's a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

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What about my children?

We have a programme lined up for children of all ages:

  • Creche (Babies and Toddlers 0-3+ years). 
  • Junior Church (5-11+ years)
  • Young people (12+ years) Stay in service.

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 some stage of the programme someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups. However, on the second Sunday of each month we have an All-age Service, which, as the name implies, is a service suitable for all age groups. Children don't go out to the various groups on these occasions, but stay in the service.

The children's group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play. Please collect your children as soon as the service finishes.


Getting Connected

Small 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 small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

Get in touch with us if you have any questions before your visit
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

The latest update

Sunday morning 10:30am services have resumed. Covid guidelines and protocols are in place and are being followed. The Leadership Team has reviewed the question of mask-wearing at Carey, in the light of the increase in cases of Covid-19 locally and of concern for those who have not yet had their booster vaccination. We would encourage all who are able to to wear a mask to do so, before, during and after the service. Bear in mind that wearing a mask is mainly for the protection of others. If you would like to take your mask off to sing, please ensure that you are well-distanced from others, especially those in front of you. If you are unable to wear a mask for medical reasons or find it very uncomfortable, please consider doing a Lateral Flow Test before you come.

We appreciate that not everyone is ready to return to the services yet, and so we are still broadcasting the service live over Zoom.

If you would like an invite to our Sunday morning worship on Zoom, please contact Obed. We usually have a few people who still turn up for this, some from other parts of the UK and from other nations too! The more the merrier! Our worship includes prayers, Bible readings, videos, hymns and songs and a short talk, and at the end there is an opportunity to chat with others over a cup of tea or coffee.

You can also listen to recordings of Sunday worship by checking the Resources section of this website, usually available by the evening. 

We are living in extraordinary times, but we worship and follow an extraordinary Saviour.

If you need to speak to someone, or need some help, please call Colin on 01442 256433, or alternatively speak to someone on the pastoral team or to one of the deacons.