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High Street Baptist Church - Tring
Every week we produce a Midweek Update with church news, forthcoming events and the scripture for the coming Sunday. We also include a list of those who are currently needing prayer. Midweek Update is emailed to anyone who wants to be kept up to date with the news at High Street Baptist Church.
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At Andrew’s final service at High Street Baptist Church, on Sunday 14 January, the congregation prayed for him and Rowena. After a sabatical they will make their new home in Leigh-on-Sea.
A foot stomping farewell
After just over 6 years as minister at High Street Baptist Church, the time had come to say farewell to Andrew Cowley, and his wife Rowena. On Saturday 13 January we held a barn dance and afternoon tea. A barn dance was the perfect choice of event as it didn’t matter if you were 3 or 93 years – you could have a go!
Emma is baptised
After much contemplation Emma recognised that God wants her just the way she is. She chose to demonstrate her faith by being Baptised, in front of her family and friends.
A Mayoral visit!
Wednesday Games Afternoon members were delighted that the Mayor and Mayoress of Tring could join them for their Christmas celebrations.
On Sunday 17 December 2017, our service started with Joyce and John lighting the Advent candles. Then we had a traditional Nativity play and Christmas sketches from our older Junior Church members. It was truly an all age service. Afterwards we held our annual Junior Church Christmas party.
Light and Bright
We had a fantastic time at our Light and Bright Party, on 31 October. The party aimed to provide an alternative to the usual spooky activities of Halloween. Children of all ages came together for music and dancing, colourful craft, silly games and plenty of party food!
What a Harvest!
On Sunday 1 October we had our Harvest Celebration and Great High Street Bake-Off.
On Sunday 30 July, we were delighted to give thanks for Lydia and celebrate her first birthday together.
Tring is a Fairtrade town
On Saturday 15 July 2017 the Town Mayor of Tring Town, Councillor Mr Gerald Wilkins, presented the renewal certificate of Tring’s status as a Fairtrade Town. We are pleased to be part of the Fairtrade movement by serving Fairtrade tea and coffee on our premises.
A world first!
On 2 May 2017, High Street Baptist Church became the first Baptist church around the world to make a public commitment to divest from fossil fuels! As such, we have been added to the list of divestment commitments on the Fossil Free (350.org) website. High Street has been in close touch with the Bright Now campaign on Church divestment, organised by Christian environment charity, Operation Noah, and indeed we feature as a case study in the most recent publication from the campaign (see link). With this latest commitment, however, we are joining a list that includes some very large institutions and hope that before long we may be joined by many more Baptist churches up and down the country. Our commitment is based on having moved electricity supplier to a ‘fully renewable’ supplier, looking at options for our gas supply when current contracts expire and also exploring options for moving our bank account away from one of the high street’s big four to a bank that supports and endorses moves towards a net zero carbon economy.
Interactive Prayer Day
On Saturday 11 March 2017, the church opened its doors for an Interactive Prayer Walk. Stations around the church, based on the fruits of the Spirit, invited participants to pray creatively.