Costessey Baptist Church 

Notice Board

Costessey Baptist Church has reopened for Sunday service at 10.45am. 

Those wishing to attend should read "Procedures for attending church services at Costessey Baptist Church" and contact the Church Secretary to reserve a seat. Fewer chairs are available to ensure social distancing is maintained. Wearing a face mask in the church is required.


 Pastor Peter Lillystone will continue to record Bible messages on YouTube. You can see and listen to this in your home. Please continue to encourage one another by phone, email or letter.


Prayer changes things

In this time of a national and international health crisis, our faith is in Jesus Christ, who experienced suffering and triumphed over it. As a Church, we need to pray that God will help all who suffer in this difficult time.

Pray for all those who have been bereaved, those ill in hospital or recovering at home from the effects of the COVID-19. 

Pray for all who are providing essential services and the provision of care by healthcare workers to all who are ill with COVID-19.

Pray for health and well-being of all staff and pupils in your local schools and that half term will be refreshing. 

Pray for the physical and mental health of all students at the University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich University of the Arts and City College Norwich. This term is not the experience they had anticipated. Part time employment for students may not be available due to the Coronavirus impact on retail and hospitality leading to students facing financial hardship. Pray they will find support to see a way through this crisis.

Pray for wisdom for those with responsibility in making decisions affecting public life in regions where incidence of COVID-19 is increasing.

Pray for those facing job loss and who are anxious about what happens next.

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.