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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 radically transformed. 

ABOUT US     OUR VISION
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

Sun 26 Sep 2021 10:30am – 12:00pm
Wed 29 Sep 2021 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Thu 30 Sep 2021 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Joan's home
Thu 30 Sep 2021 7:30pm – 9:00pm
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19/09/2021
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12/09/2021
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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 great 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 kids 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.

Children

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
 
Name:
Telephone:
Email Address:
Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 
 
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.
 

Carey services are back

Sunday morning 10:30am services have resumed. Covid guidelines and protocols are in place and are being followed. The wearing of a mask during Sunday Worship is at your own discretion. For the time being, we will be keeping other measures in place, such as the use of sanitiser, the one way system, social distancing, etc.

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, a short talk; and at the end there is an opportunity to chat with others in 'break out' rooms

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

There is a separate Zoom meeting for the Youth Church Group at 11.30am.

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.