What We Do

Services

We meet for Worship Services on Sundays and include a wide range of worship styles, both old and new.

Refreshments are served after our morning service to which all are welcome.

Why not come and join us!

Mornings – 10.00am

The Morning Service is the main time of Worship and teaching. Communion Services are (normally!) held on the 1st Sunday of each month.

Our Sunday School, Firestarters, meets on Sunday mornings during the Service. Firestarters’ age range is from 4 – 16. We also have a Crèche for younger children.

Evenings

Our Evening times offer a variety of activities. These include times for different types of prayer, such as quiet and contemplative, café church, praise and play, and healing and communion services (normally on the 3rd Sunday of each month). On the last Sunday of the Month we have Church@4 – see below.

To find out what’s happening this week, please see the Church Calendar.

 

Church@4

 On the last Sunday of the month, instead of an evening Service, we have ‘Church@4’ at 4.00pm. This service lasts about an hour and is a more traditional service.

Church@4 is followed by a light tea which everyone is welcome to.

 

Small/Fellowship Groups

We have a variety of small Fellowship Groups that meet for Bible study and prayer at different times through the week.

Please Contact Us for more information on these groups.

 

Prayer Meetings

 As a Church we believe that prayer and Bible study are an essential part of our Christian lives.

We hold Prayer Times on Tuesday mornings, before the Sunday Morning Services and monthly prayer groups for Israel and the persecuted church. All are welcome.

There is also a prayer time on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Church (please use the door on The Parks).

These are times when come together as a fellowship to collectively communicate with God, offer Him our praise, pray for the needs of our fellowship, our town, our country, and our world, and seek the Lord’s guidance in our lives.

See when the Prayer Times are happening on the Church Calendar.

 

Midweek Communion

A quiet & informal service on the 1st Thursday in the month 11.00am to 11.30am in the Church.

 

Pastoral Care and Prayer Ministry

We have a pastoral care team that ensures that members of the fellowship are cared for. Our Prayer Ministry Team is available after every Sunday morning service and at other times by arrangement.

 

Children & Youth

Girls’ Brigade

Our thriving Girls Brigade Company, the 1st Minehead, meets on a Wednesday evening. There are over 50 girls in the company and a great time is had by all!

Explorers (age 5 – 8) & Juniors (age 8 – 11)
meet at 6.00pm and
Seniors (age 11 – 13) & Brigaders (14+) at 6.30pm

For more information about GB or how you can be a part of it, you email the GB on GB1stMinehead@hotmail.co.uk or Contact Us.

The Source

A weekly relaxed and informal youth Bible Study held on Fridays at 6.00pm.

TGIF

A drop-in youth club on Fridays at 7.30pm at the Church.

The SonRise Choir

A weekly choir open to all young people aged 6 to 18 who want to sing together in a relaxed and enjoyable setting. There are no auditions and everyone is welcome regardless of experience or ability to read music. They rehearse on Thursday evenings at the Church from 6.00pm to 7.00pm during term time.

Parade Services

Occasionally we hold an evening Girls’ Brigade Parade Service. Please see the calendar for when it’s on.

Parents & Toddlers Group

 Thursdays, 10.00am to 12noon (during term time) held at The Hub on Hopcott Road. A chance for Mums and Dads of babies and toddlers to get together for a chat and a cuppa! Find out more about The Hub.

There are a range of baby and pre-school groups in Minehead and Porlock. To find out about the current baby and toddler groups in Minehead and surrounding areas, visit this listing Somerset County Council Services Directory and there’s a PDF in the right column!

 

The Evening Fellowship

The Evening Fellowship group meets fortnightly and has meetings on a wide range of subjects.

 

Fresh Horizons & PalArt

These groups are mainly for the over 55s.

Fresh Horizons Lunch: 11.00am-2.30pm 1st Thursday in month.

PalArt – Painting & Craft: 1.00pm 2nd & 4th Thursdays.

 

MBC Gospel Choir

Our informal gospel choir sings at special events and rehearses on Thursday evenings at the Church at 7.30pm.

 

Men

 We have regular MBC Men’s Breakfasts with guest speakers.

Please see the Church calendar for when the next MBC Men’s Breakfasts are happening! If you’d like to know more, please Contact Us.

 

Oasis Women

Our Oasis Women’s group meets for worship and teaching occasionally on a Saturday morning (this includes lunch) or Friday Evenings (for a range on social activities).

Please see the Church Calendar for when these events are happening.

 

Heartsease

Heartsease is for all who have lost someone close to them.

We can support each other with a listening ear and by doing things together including:

  • coffee mornings;
  • meals out;
  • walks;
  • coach and theatre trips.

Please contact the Church Office for contact numbers.

 

The Hub

The Hub is a Youth and Family Centre with an indoor Soft Play Area, Coffee Bar and large and small rooms which can be used for conferences, worship, productions, etc.

The soft play area is open to the public, with an entrance charge, and available to hire for children’s parties. At other times the venue is used for informal Christian children’s work and youth work.

The Hub hosts Café Church, Praise and Play and The Bridge community employment hub.

Find out more about The Hub!

 

The Bridge – community employment hub

One of three local community employment hubs, The Bridge is open on Friday Mornings at The Hub (9.30pm to 12noon). It offers help with job applications, CV writing, sign posting. Internet access is provided.

For further details, please contact The Hub.

 

The Parks Active Living Centre

 The running of ‘The Parks’ day centre was taken over by Minehead Baptist Church and is now called ‘The Parks Active Living Centre’.

The centre welcomes and supports older people in the community by offering friendship and a range of activities.

The Active Living Centre is open on Wednesdays & Fridays from 9.30am to 3.00pm. Find out more about The Active Living Centre…

 

The Hope Centre

 The Hope Centre works with the homeless, addicts and people affected by poverty. We help by providing a warm, welcoming, and relaxed meeting place where they can enjoy a hot meal, have a wash, or do their washing. We also aim to help people change their lives, so they can take their place back in society. The Hope Centre started as a project of the Church, but is now a charity in its own right!

 

Alpha Course

 We aim to run the Alpha Course at least two times a year.

Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed setting over approximately ten thought-provoking weekly sessions.

If you’d like to come on the course, please contact us or go to the Alpha website.

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