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.
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.
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.
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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We are planning our next physical church service, if you would like to attend, then please click here to book a place for you/your family group. 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.”
Parkwood Christian Fellowship Baptist Church Rainham Kent
Parkwood, Rainham, Medway
Gillingham, Kent ME8 9PN
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Sunday Service is each week online, however,
We are holding our first physical service in the church building on
Sunday 1st November 2020 at 10:30am – please click here to book
NB: Please arrive at 10:15am to confirm your name and contact details (as per gov. guidlelines)
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):
- 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)
Held at Derek & Mary’s House (not currently meeting due to restraints)
Monday mornings 9:45-11:30am
Held at: Church building, Parkwood, Rainham
2nd and 4th Tuesday Evenings of each month
Start: 8:00 p.m. Finish: 9:30 p.m.
What is Parkwood Christian Fellowship (PCF)?
What is love?
What do we believe?
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.