Costessey Baptist Church Notices 

 Do read the Procedures and please follow government guidelines if you have any symptoms of Coronavirus.    

There will be a Communion service on Sunday 1st August at 10.45. Pastor Peter Lillystone will be the speaker. We are asking everyone to wear a face mask and observe social distancing in the church. Please inform the church secretary if you plan to attend as seating is reduced. Refreshments will be served in the church hall after the service. 


Sunday School 

 Sunday School is usually held in the Church hall during the morning service.

Scripture Union curriculum followed.

Please contact us if you have children you wish to register.


Pastor Peter Lillystone has recorded Bible messages on YouTube and you can find earlier messages on Pastor's archived talksYou can watch and listen to this in your home. Please continue to encourage one another by phone, email or letter.

If you are not local, then you may wish to find a church near to where you live or an online service  on Network Norfolk or A Church Near You websites.


Prayer changes things

In this time of national and international upheaval, our faith is in Jesus Christ, and we pray to One who has power and authority to help mankind. Let's pray for an end to this pandemic which is affecting people across the world. Many  countries are dealing with rising numbers of cases and people have not the resources to deal with the impact.

Pray for all who have been bereaved this year and for those ill in hospital. Remember all who are recovering at home from the effects of Long Covid and those whose lives have been changed by complications. 

Pray for all NHS staff who are providing essential services and healthcare to all who are in hospital or care homes. Pray for the wellbeing of those in care homes to be boosted through planned visits by relatives. 

Pray for those awaiting treatment for other conditions which has been delayed due to the current crisis. 

Pray for health and well-being of all school staff and pupils during the summer holidays.

Pray for the physical and mental health of all students at universities and colleges.  Let's pray for all making decisions about further education to know what their options are.

Give thanks for the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in the UK and all those working in the vaccination centres. Laboratories in many countries are producing vaccines on a large scale. Pray for the ongoing work by scientists and that vaccines will soon be available worldwide, accessible to all.     

Pray for those facing job loss or homelessness who are anxious about what happens next. This crisis has had a profound impact on many but particularly those in the 16-25 age group. 

Pray for all who provide meals and shelter to the homeless and that provision will be made for all who are in need through the Food Banks around the country. 

Remember the plight of the migrants arriving regularly from troubled nations in the world. 

The Bible says: "Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." 1 Peter 5 verse 7

You may contact the Pastor using the contact page or by phone or email.


Planet Aid UK

Planet Aid UK

A recycling bin is now on site in Costessey Baptist Church car park. Please put clean used clothing in a bag before placing in the bin. Thank you to all who have donated already!

 Planet Aid UK is part of a movement working in 45 countries with 15 million people involved in projects around the world. The clothes donated will be sold to second hand shops, with some clothes going to Africa for reuse. This helps with development and environmental aid including:

• Building schools and Vocational training    • Teacher training   • Farming projects     • Tree planting   • Water efficiency projects   • Supporting the fight against AIDS      • Supplying COVID-19 vaccinations 


Church of England freephone message

There is a freephone service called "Daily Hope" which is provided by the Church of England.

Calls are free and particularly useful to people who may not have access to the internet.

This could be a way to bless elderly relatives and friends who can listen on speaker phone.    

Please try it yourself so you can explain to others how the options work. There are options to listen to music, talks and prayers so have a pen and paper to jot them down. Happy listening at any time of day or night. There is one to help you get to sleep!