Costessey Baptist Church Notices 

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

Sunday morning services are at 10.45. We are asking everyone to wear a face mask while moving about and observe social distancing in the church.  


24th: Pastor Peter Lillystone                                                                                                31st: Pastor Peter Lillystone  

The links to the message and sermon notes can be found on the Pastor's Page.                    


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.


Invitation to Coffee morning

 Costessey Baptist monthly community coffee morning 

 on Wednesday 3rd November from 10-11.30am

in the Church hall.

Come and meet old friends or make new ones!


Autumn Fair

Saturday 27th November 2021

10.00 -12 noon

in the Church hall.

Craft stalls, home produce, games to play and gifts to buy.

Refreshments being served.

Come and join us. A friendly welcome awaits!

All proceeds to charity. 

Supporting the NNUH Breast Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Centre at Colney.


Gift service in aid of Salvation Army Toys & Tins appeal

Transforming Christmas for families in need across Norfolk

Members of the public donate gifts and food for children and families who might otherwise go without at Christmas. Toy parcels and food hampers are then packed and distributed to those in need by Salvation Army volunteers.

Please bring your donations by Sunday 28th November, first Sunday in Advent

For gift suggestions, please click here to the Salvation Army webpage

Toys should be new and unwrapped please.


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.  

COP26 as world leaders gather in Glasgow first 2 weeks in November for the UN climate change talks. Read about "Rise to the moment" and the relay from Cornwall to Glasgow as the Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN) make an effort towards climate justice. Find out more on the Christian Aid website.

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. 

Pray for health and well-being of all school staff and pupils.

Pray for the physical and mental health of all students at universities and colleges.  

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. 

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 and refugees displaced from troubled nations in the world such as Afghanistan. 

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.


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!