So much goes on in the world of Haddon Hall Baptist Church. To catch up with what has been been happening in our community see photos below...
AUTUMN TO CHRISTMAS 2023
The opening of Haddon Hall's psalm 23 pocket garden was the focus of September. A glorious day and a wonderful celebration to open up the area. Creationtide Sunday followed with lots of garden based activities, including bulb planting. We look forward to seeing the results in spring.
There was also a beautiful Advent evening of music and crafts followed a week later with the baptisms of three people.
SPRING TO SUMMER 2023
Since Easter we had another visit from Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and began to see the pocket park take shape. Community involvement took place with children from Grange Primary School, Tower Bridge Care Home and through a Community workshop at the church building. Go to the Psalm 23 garden tab to find out more. There was a successful cake sale, two Alpha groups run, a very enjoyable men's camping weekend, the launch of our Haddon as a Garden metaphor image, another R1 (joint churches youth meeting) event and a welcome break over the summer month, with picnics each Sunday. Not everyone was having a break over the summer as some of our young people and adults set off for two youth camps. A good, if not slightly damp time was had by all.
JANUARY - EASTER 2023
Another busy few months. New Lifegroups happening (even including eating trifle at 10am in the morning, an early morning walking group and a young adults group), work on the leaking roof began and is almost fixed, the continuing success of R1 (joint youth event), schools' work, street pastors, a commissioning service for some church members working with WEC in the SE of London, our now annual pancake party, community tree planting and mulching and a Church away morning to listen to what God is saying to us as a church. Wednesday mornings have taken off providing a warm space, with hot drinks and pastries, for those who need it, and a new Haddon on the Move, visiting those who are housebound, walking, talking, praying and of course eating cake at the end. God is good.
SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER 2022
From Harvest assemblies and RE lessons in a local school, to our, now annual, creative Advent evening. From Christingle and opening up a 'Warm Space' to the re-instatement of our fabulous Haddon Christmas party. Of course December wouldn't be the same without the amazing Tower Tots Nativity. And then there was the joint youth R1 Christmas silent disco and the young people took over our Gathering. So much to be grateful to God for.
BAPTISM SUNDAY - NOV '22
A joyful Gathering with two members being baptised.
A FLAVOUR OF SUMMER 2022
A few photos from New Wine, (including the reaction to England's women winning the Euros) our new banners hung in church, Miriam sharing about the work her and Colin were involved with during their time in Nelson, Lancashire and our church picnics.
INTERNATIONAL EVENING JULY 22
We had an amazing evening celebrating God's infinite variety in our community. We shared fantastic food from each of our different countries and cultures. We even threw in bit of English country dancing.
CAKE SALE MARCH 22
A great morning raising money for Salmon Youth Centre. We raised over £800! Great job everyone.
MAY BRUNCH SUNDAY
There was an environmental focus to this month's Brunch Sunday: planting seeds, designing new space, Bible study, prayer and mulching new planter.
YWAM VISIT EASTER 22
An international team from Youth With A Mission, based in Camden, came to do outreach over Easter. These are some of the things we did together.
JANUARY 2024 TO EASTER
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