Parkwood Christian Fellowship Baptist Church Rainham Kent

Baptist Church Rainham Kent

seba_logo

Welcome to Parkwood Christian Fellowship Baptist Church Rainham Kent

On behalf of the congregation, we want to make you feel welcome at our friendly, local church.

We are a Baptist Church serving the people of Rainham, Kent. Our Sunday morning services start at 10.30 and normally finish by 12:15. Our worship could best be described as lively and contemporary (with guitars and drums for example). We would love to meet you and chat over tea/coffee and biscuits after the service. Communion is on the first, third and fifth Sundays in the month.

We also have a number of House Groups which meet on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings around the local area. Please get in touch for more details. Prayer meetings are on 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings of each month at the Church. If you have any prayer requests, please get in touch and we would love to pray for you. In addition to our weekly services and ministry in the community, please also find out about upcoming events at Parkwood Christian Fellowship Baptist Church Rainham Kent; that you are free to attend.

Jesus said “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35). We believe that there is nothing more wonderful than knowing Jesus as our Saviour, Lord and friend. Just as bread is essential for daily nutrition, a relationship with Jesus is essential for life.  We now want Him to direct us in every area of our lives, through His Holy Spirit.

The Vision for our church

Our vision for Parkwood Christian Fellowship Baptist Church Rainham Kent, has come to a number of our leaders over the years. We have a number of Oak trees in the church grounds and we believe that God has spoken to us through Isaiah 61 on many occasions, prophetically confirming our role in the community to serve and be ‘oaks of righteousness’. Here are the first three verse of Isaiah 61:

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to mend the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.”

Contact Us

Alan EldridgeAlan Eldridge, Deacon and Interim Leader

Tel: 01634 231077 (not Wednesdays unless emergencies)

 

 

Parkwood Christian Fellowship ChurchParkwood Christian Fellowship Baptist Church Rainham Kent
Parkwood Green
Parkwood, Rainham,
Gillingham, Kent ME8 9PN
click for directions

Parkwood Christian Fellowship Baptist Church Rainham Kent

Weekly Schedule

Sunday Morning
Start: 10:30 a.m.
Finish: 12:15 p.m.
All age worship service with prayer and relevant Bible teaching. We also run a regular term-time Junior Church and a crèche.

House Groups (small group Bible study, prayer and fellowship):
Held at:

  • Becky and Freddy Arthur-Adoo’s House (Mondays)
  • Tim and Vicky Scott’s House (Wednesdays)
  • Elaine and Steve Harris’ House (Wednesdays)
  • Chris and Carol’s Housegroup held at different venues (Wednesdays)
  • Derek & Mary’s House (Thursdays)

Start: 8:00 p.m.
Finish: 10:00 p.m.

Bible Study

Held at Derek & Mary’s House

Monday mornings 9:45-11:30am

Prayer Meetings:
Held at: Church building, Parkwood, Rainham
2nd and 4th Tuesday Evenings of each month
Start: 8:00 p.m.
Finish: 9:30 p.m.

FAQ’s

What is Parkwood Christian Fellowship (PCF)?
Answer: We are a member church of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. The Church is the people not the building. We are people who love God and love people regardless of their sex, age, culture or social standing. We meet together (fellowship) to worship God and to pray and read the Bible together. We believe in encouraging one another and building one another up. We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit and encourage members to be free to move in the Holy Spirit as He moves in the church. We encourage speaking in tongues and interpretation of tongues, prophesy and visions as the Holy Spirit enables. However, we believe that we should submit to one another out of reverence for Christ and as such are open to correction and guidance as is necessary. We believe that it is the duty of every Christian to reach out in love and bear personal witness and testimony in the world and sometimes use words.
What is love?
Answer: According to the Bible God demonstrated His own love for us in this, while we were still sinners, (messing things up and getting it wrong), Christ died for us. The Bible also tells us that God so loves the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him will have everlasting life. We can only truly love other people when we know that we are loved by God, the Bible says time and again that God loves us. Actions always speak louder than words, what Christ did upon the cross shouts the fact that God loves you and me. All the rules regulations and commandments in the Bible may be summed up in this, “Love the lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and love your neighbour as you love yourself”. This is love.
What do we believe?
Answer: We believe the Baptist Declaration Of Principle.

The Basis of the Baptist Union is:

1. That our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, is the sole and absolute authority in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, and that each Church has liberty, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to interpret and administer His laws.

2. That Christian Baptism is the immersion in water into the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, of those who have professed repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ who ‘died for our sins according to the Scriptures; was buried, and rose again the third day’.

3. That it is the duty of every disciple to bear personal witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to take part in the evangelisation of the world.

What must I do to go to heaven?
Answer: You must be “born again”! Jesus told a very religious man that unless he was “born again” he could not enter the Kingdom of Heaven. It may seem old fashioned language but it happens to be true! Why? Because Jesus said it and if Jesus said it that settles it. By being spiritually reborn it means more than just giving intellectual assent to who Jesus is and what he has done as revealed in the Bible. It means truly believing it and relying upon it. It means believing and trusting that Jesus is the Son of God. That He walked this earth in the flesh. Believing that He hung and suffered and bled and died for the forgiveness of your sin and the sin of the whole world. That God raised Him from the dead on the third day and that He is now seated at the right hand of the Father in Heaven. It means admitting that you have sinned, that no one else is at fault other than you. It means asking God for forgiveness and asking Him to fill you with His Holy Spirit that you may lead a new life i.e. “Born again”.