Sarah’s arrival ends long wait for minister at Horfield Baptist

March 31 2016

Sarah’s arrival ends long wait for minister at Horfield Baptist

THE Reverend Sarah Philpott has joined Horfield Baptist Church as its new minister.

Her arrival marks the end of a nearly threeyear period during which the church has been without a minister.

Sarah was unanimously selected by the church members and moves from a position as assistant minister at a Baptist Church in Woking, Surrey. She brings to the church gifts of a pastor, preacher, teacher and belief in the renewing power of the Christian message for individuals and communities.

Sarah said: “Our life is a journey which is often undertaken in isolation and can lead to brokenness, loneliness and sorrow. I believe that God loves us and forgives us and a life lived with him and in community with others gives us hope, purpose, friendship and loving company on the journey and leads to healing for the brokenness and isolation that blights many lives.”

Horfield Baptist Church with its twin towers has been a Gloucester Road landmark for over 100 years.

The church continues to be a focus for its neighbourhood’s Christian and community life with Sunday Worship at 10.30am and Messy Church meetings. Fresh Ground church community café is open weekdays from 10am to 2pm and the church host regular groups, including the popular Chatterbox parent and toddler meetings.

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