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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. 

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

What’s On

Upcoming Events

Sun 3 Jul 2022 10:30am – 12:00pm
Wed 6 Jul 2022 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Thu 7 Jul 2022 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Fri 8 Jul 2022 1:00pm – 2:45pm
VIEW THE CALENDAR

Latest Talks

Rev Colin Cartwright
26/06/2022
David Burden
19/06/2022
Rev Colin Cartwright
12/06/2022
Harold Liberty
05/06/2022
Bob Little
29/05/2022
FULL MEDIA LIBRARY
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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.  (Read latest COVID-19 update)
 

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:

  • Informal Creche (Babies and Toddlers 0-3 years). 
  • Children's Church (3+ - 10 years)
  • Youth Church (10+ - 16 years) 

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.

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
 
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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 COVID-19 update

Following a review of our Covid measures, in light of the relaxation of Government rules, people can once again use their discretion about whether to wear masks during Sunday worship. If possible, please continue to do a lateral flow test before you come.

Other measures continue, such as the use of hand sanitiser, but we no longer keep a record of attenders. We now serve refreshments in the hall after the service.

We will continue to broadcast 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, usually, 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.