Christmas Market: Book Your Stall Now

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This year we are kicking off our Christmas festivities with a Christmas Market on Saturday 25th November from 11am to 3pm

A Christmas market with local crafters, carol singing and Christmas songs, festive food, nativity photoshoot, raffle, crafts for children and adults alike and a visit from Father Christmas.

If you would like to have a stall to sell your goodies or perhaps you’d like to perform some Christmas songs then please get in touch ( | 01895 449898).

To reserve a stall a £10 deposit is required.

Stall holders are invited to raise money for them self or a cause of their choosing though the church is seeking to raise funds for its development fund to improve our facilities and enable increased community engagement.

For more information please get in touch or visit


YBC – What’s On September 2017

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After a what has hopefully been a restful summer with fewer church activities and picnicking in the park we are gearing up for a new season at Yiewsley Baptist Church. There will be a new preaching series on Sunday mornings exploring The Art of Discipleship, children’s groups all begin afresh, there are some special events and things to look forward to later in the year…


Over the coming weeks Nursery Rhymes returns on the second Thursday each month from 14th September (9:30am-10:30am) so parents/ carers bring your under 5’s along for a sing and a dance. Our weekly Coffee Morning opens it’s doors from Friday 15th September with a fresh pot of coffee, friendship, occasional craft and toys for the children. Tea Time Church will take place on 17th September at 4:30pm with a friendly family worship service and a bring and share tea which is always a real treat.
For children in Years 1, 2 and 3 our Monday evening Anchors group reopens, if you are in these school years and would like to come along new children are welcome to come and try it out from 25th September (5-6:30pm).



Thanks Giving Lunch

Sunday 1st October see’s us celebrate with a service of thanks giving (10:30am) and an opportunity to bring donations for the young, single homeless in our area. Items such as packets and tins of food, toiletries and things for baking are gratefully received. Following our morning service (approx. 12:30pm) we will share in a simple community meal of soup and bread, remembering those for whom food poverty is a daily struggle. To help with catering it would be helpful if you could let me or one of the others in the leadership team know if you are coming. The meal is free but it is suggested that in keeping with the theme we all consider how much we might spend on a meal out with family/ friends (whether that’s fish and chips or a 3 course meal in a 5 star restaurant) and donate this amount to the cause of the young, single and homeless too.


On Saturday 25th November we are planning to hold a Christmas Market… would you or anyone you know be interested in having a stall, selling home made creations or getting involved in some way or another, if so contact You may just want to put the date in your diary ready for coming along to pick up some pre-Christmas treats as we launch our advent and Christmas celebrations.

YBC – What’s On July/ August 2017

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The sun has been shining and we have been busy. As the school summer holidays approach we will be quietening down a little. This doesn’t mean there is nothing on during July and August but we will be having some time to rest.
Thursday 13th July (9:30am) we have Nursery Rhymes for the under 5’s with their grown ups. Come along and sing, dance and shake. We’ll be taking August off but will be back 14th September, 12th October, 9th November and 14th December so get the dates in your diary and be ready for lots of fun.

There is a charity quiz night in support of Shooting Star Chase Children’s Hospice on Saturday 15th July at 7:30pm. Bring a team or bring yourself and join with others. There is no fee to join in but donations will be taken for the charity.
Sunday 16th July (4:30pm) will be Tea Time Church – a fun, friendly, family service with a bring and share tea to follow. All are welcome whether young or old so why not come along and enjoy some time together as a church family.
Friday 21st July will be the last Coffee Morning of the Summer but we will be back serving teas, coffees and occasionally cakes and other delicious goodies from 15th September.

As we did last year we’ll be heading over to Langley Park for a fun day out (if it’s dry) on Thursday 17th August, meeting from about 11:00am and sticking around for a few hours. Bring your picnic, Frisbee, deck chairs, picnic blanket and come hangout in the park. If it’s raining we’ll keep dry and stay at home… check the website/ facebook on the day if you are unsure.

Community Vigil for London – Saturday 10th June, 6pm

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Join us in Standing Together as one community in solidarity with those impacted by the tragic events at London Bridge and Borough Market.

Saturday 10th June 2017, 6pm

Outside Yiewsley Baptist Church

Colham Avenue, Yiewsley UB7 8HF

We will stand together, take time to be quiet, to remember all those impacted by the attacks; especially all victims and their loved one, witnesses and those called in to provide protection, help and support.

Standing Together (10th June 2017)

Safer Neighbourhood Reassurance

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There have been a number of nasty attacks and a spate of knife crimes in recent weeks and we want to help people feel reassured about safety, what the police are doing and plan to do, and the ways we might keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.
On Friday 19th May members of the Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) will be attending our Coffee Morning (9:30am-12:00pm) so people can meet and have an opportunity to chat with the police over a cup of tea. If you are aware of those who are particularly concerned at this time or members of our community who feel particularly vulnerable this will be a good opportunity for them to meet the police and receive reassurance from them.
On Wednesday 31st May there is a Join SNT  Joint Ward Panel Meeting at Yiewsley Baptist Church. There will be refreshments from 7:00pm with the meeting starting at 7:30pm. This is a more formal event with presentations from the police and an opportunity for members of the Yiewsley and West Drayton communities to ask questions.
We are in discussions about a community vigil and details will become available in due course. Please do spread the word about these events, particularly to those you know who are worried at this time.

YBC – What’s On May 2017

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I think this coming month or so is one of the busiest we have, it is full of community events and activities so check out what’s on and I look forward to seeing you in the coming days and weeks. To make it easier to stay up to date both the church (YiewsleyBaptistChurch/) and I (@richblakelobb) can be found on facebook so do like/friend so you can keep in touch.
Our regular events this month include Nursery Rhymes at 9:30am on Thursday 11th May (for under 5’s with their grown up), The Gathering at 4:30pm on Sunday 14th May (for those in high school) and Tea Time Church at 4:30pm on Sunday 21st May (for families)
In addition to our regular events we have three special events coming up:

Our next Charity Quiz Night in support of Shooting Star Chase Children’s Hospice will be taking place at 7:30pm on Saturday 20th May. Come with a team or join one when you arrive, entry is free with donations taken for the charity.

With the forthcoming General Election we want to be able to hear from those people who are putting themselves forward to represent us in Parliament. We have invited the candidates from the most popular parties locally at the last election to participate in a Question Time style debate with those who attend able to ask the questions about the issues that concern you. The debate will take place on 28th May from 7pm and is open to all but to help with planning free tickets are available from Eventbrite

Any finally we are most excited about our forth coming Community Fun Day on Saturday 3rd June from 11am-3pm. We have a small stage with performances confirmed from local artist Alanah Black and the Yiewsley and West Drayton Band amongst others, we still have a couple of spaces if you’d like to join in with dance, music or story telling. There will be stalls selling fair trade products, hand made pens, cards, plants, and cakes, etc. We have a number of charities including Yiewsley Cornerstone Centre, Harlington Hospice and the Community Cancer Centre. There will be a Fire Engine, bouncy castle, parachute games and plenty of fun activities. Plus there will be refreshments including home made cakes, sandwiches, teas, coffees, drinks and BBQ. The day will also include my Ordination at about 1:30pm.

April 2017

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This month we are looking forward to celebrating Easter, the central and defining moment for our Christian faith, the resurrection of Jesus Christ meaning death is overcome and we can know God personally. There are various activities and events taking place so why not come along and get involved… 

What’s on This Week…

 Sunday 9th April is known as Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday because it marks a special day when Jesus rode into the city of Jerusalem to shouts and cheers of ‘Hosanna’ and expectation of many that he was going to become king.

That view was not held by all and there was a plot against him. One evening he was gathered with his friends for the traditional Passover Meal; a time of getting together with family and loved ones and remembering God’s salvation. This has become known as ‘The Last Supper’ and at Yiewsley Baptist Church we will be enjoying an International Dinner on Thursday 13th April. Doors open at 6pm and we’ll be aiming to eat about 6:30pm. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to add to the meal and we will share together.

After the meal Jesus was arrested, tried and sent to his death. We know this as Good Friday because it is the day Jesus fulfilled the prophecies of old and took upon himself the wrong doings of the world. On Friday 14th April, 10:00am there will be a short time of prayer outside Yiewsley Baptist Church and then we will walk down to St Matthews Church for a public service (10:30am) with the other local churches followed by hot cross buns.

On Saturday 15th April there will be the monthly church prayer meeting at 10am. If you have not been before this is an opportunity to gather together and pray for the life of the church and the local community. All are welcome, you do not need to pray but can listen to the prayers of others and if you would like to ask for prayers for your own concerns.  Later that day a group from St Matthew’s Church are going to be walking around the neighbourhood giving away Easter Eggs. If you would like to join them please meet outside Yiewsley Baptist Church at 12pm and they will pass by and collect you shortly after.

On Sunday 16th April we will be celebrating Easter Sunday with a joy filled service at 10:30am. 


Wanted: Musicians, Choirs, Face Painters, Entertainers, Stall Holders, Crafters, Artists, Jugglers, Bakers, Flower Arrangers and much more…

 We are holding a Community Fun Day on 3rd June 2017 and we would love for the community to be involved. There will be a small stage for people to perform, an area for refreshments, a hall for stalls and games and we need you, your friends or your family to fill these.

Does your school or work place have a choir that would like to perform? Are you in a band or a solo performer that likes to entertain? Would you like to sell crafts you make from a small stall? Could you provide meals and refreshments? Are you involved with a charity that would like to promote its work?

Entry will be free. All we ask is that you bring a smile and joy to the event. Stall holders charging for their services/ good are invited to make a donation to Yiewsley Baptist Church but there is no set fee.

Submissions for contributions close 12th May allowing us to finalise the agenda and layout. For more information or book a place please email or call 01895 449898.



On 24th April the new Yiewsley and West Drayton Foodbank will open its doors for the first time to help local people in crisis. We have a collection point for food donations at Yiewsley Baptist Church and Rich is able to issues vouchers to those in need. The Foodbank requires donations of food and volunteers for a variety of roles. Attached is a  copy of the current shopping list (copies are available in the church) and if you would like to find out more about the opportunities to get involved can I encourage you to visit the website or contact the Carol (Project Manager) at
For more information about activities and events of Yiewsley Baptist Church please visit our website or get in touch.