Welcome to Parkwood Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in Parkwood, Rainham Medway Kent

On behalf of the congregation, we want to make you feel welcome at our friendly, local bible believing Holy Spirit filled church.  God’s people (the church) are meeting online via Facebook every week to worship and praise God for His grace, mercy and faithfulness www.facebook.com/groups/pcfbaptist.  In addition the latest sermons are published online click here to watch now

GOOD NEWS: We have ironed out the major audio visual issues we had in the church, which thwarted us from holding services in the building to date.  Church will resume Sunday 1st August 2021 at 10:30 am which will be a communion service.  We now have video that will be streamed onto the closed Facebook group PCF Sunday Service (which one can apply to join).  The camera is zoomed into the worship group and as a result the congregation will not be visible, this is because not everyone wants to be on Facebook.

If you feel you have a Word to share during the service then feel free to text on the church mobile 07501 674793.

Parkwood Christian Fellowship Baptist Church Rainham Kent

Church Service Structure
Services will pretty much the way we have done things over the years, however, there is a few subtle changes.  The start of the service and the worship will be live.  A time of prayer and any ministry will not be online or recorded, for privacy reasons.  The sermon will be recorded live and then posted online later the same day.  Tea, Coffee and cake will be available after the service for those who can stay.

Masks & Safe Distancing
Praise God, we are now able to sing praises to God in church without having to wear a mask. Whilst there is no longer the need to wear masks or safe distance in church, we would ask that you respect those members/visitors who would like to keep their distance at the moment.  To assist in this, we have printed RESERVED signs that you can pickup as you enter the building and place on the seat next to you, this will let people know you want some space.  We will also re-use these signs for Baptism family and friend visitors reserved seating areas at the front of the church.

GDPR
As a reminder, members details are held securely by administration in accordance with GDPR rules and can be deleted upon request.  Whilst visitors are requested to complete basic information, this is held securely and not shared with any third parties and only held for traceability purposes.  If you do not want to be seen on video, then enter via the main hall rear doors and sit towards the rear of the hall.

Welcome
We look forward to meeting some of the people that have faithfully tuned into the Sunday services over the past couple of years, you will be assured of a warm welcome and a hot cup of tea!

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Alpha Course Online

PCF have been putting on Alpha Courses over the years and recently organised an Online version.  If you would like to be contacted, when the next one is running, please contact us. Blessings, Gary & Liz

We now have a physical church service each week.

Please note, the worship part of the service will be streamed on Facebook for our faithful online viewers (the camera will be focused on the Worship Group, so you don’t need to worry about being on camera). Alternatively, If you would like to just join the online church service at 10:30 am on a Sunday, click here to request joining us (you will need a Facebook account).

We are a Baptist Church serving the people of Rainham, in Medway 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.  Sadly, we have less frequent meetings in the church building (due to mankind’s restrictions) however, our God is greater than any man and He makes a way, where there is no way.  The sermon each week is recorded and posted here and also via Facebook Sermon.

In addition to Sunday, 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, however, once again, we are meeting online ervey Wednesday, please contact us for more details. 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 splendour.”

Contact Us

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Parkwood Green
Parkwood, Rainham, Medway
Gillingham, Kent ME8 9PN
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Weekly Schedule

Sunday Service is each week online, in addition to being in the building.
We are now holding our physical services in the church building from
Sunday 1st August 2021 at 10:30am

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Sunday Morning
Start: 10:30 a.m.   Finish: 12:15 p.m.
All age worship service with prayer and relevant Bible teaching.

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

  • Andre & Claire Clements (Mondays)
  • Chris and Carole’s Housegroup held at different venues (Wednesdays)
  • Derek & Mary’s House (Thursdays)

Start: 8:00 p.m.  Finish: 10:00 p.m. (not currently meeting due to restraints)

Bible Study
Held at Derek & Mary’s House (not currently meeting due to restraints)
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”.