What happens on a Sunday morning?
What brings us together is the knowledge that Jesus Christ has made all the difference in our lives. We express this through our worship, sharing joys and heartaches, deep friendships and by trying to show and speak of Jesus' love to others.
You can expect a warm and friendly gathering in which you should find hope, encouragement and perhaps a challenge.
We are a vibrant, growing church with a passion to see people's lives transformed and enriched by the love of Jesus Christ. We try to be culturally relevant without compromising our Christian beliefs and principles, seeking to be faithful followers of Jesus in our society today.
We sincerely try to find out what God wants in our personal lives and church community from the Bible and prayer. It is very important to us to maintain loving and co-operative relationships within the church and with others.
How do I find the church?
Leigh Road Baptist Church (LRBC) is situated in the heart of Leigh-on-Sea on Marguerite Drive, we have and island site that is surrounded by four roads, Leigh Road, Marguerite Drive, Pall Mall and Chalkwell Park Drive. For main meetings on Sunday mornings the main entrance is at the corner of Pall Mall and Marguerite Drive.
How long will the service last?
The morning service starts at 10.30 am and will finish by 12 noon.
At the end of the service we serve Fairtrade tea, coffee and juice in our main hall for those who wish to stay. This would be a great opportunity for you to get to know us better and we'd love to have you join us.
Is there plenty of parking?
We do have two small car parks, they are situated on Pall Mall and Chalkwell Park Drive (The Stables). However you can often find a space in the surrounding streets, after a bit of hunt.
Is there disabled access to the Church?
People with disablities are very welcome, we have ramped access to the Church as well as a hearing loop system and disabled access toilets.
What time do I need to arrive?
The morning service starts at 10.30am. To allow yourself time to find your way and get settled we would recommend you arrive between 10 and 15 minutes before the service starts.
What happens when I arrive?
When you arrive you will be welcomed by one of our members.
The layout of the church makes it easy to get around and there are always plenty of people who will be happy to help you find your way. Don't be afraid to ask; it's a great way to meet people.
There are no reserved seats so feel free to sit wherever you feel most comfortable.
What are the services like?
We aim to make our worship services as accessible as possible.
Our band and organist lead us in a mix of traditional hymns and contemporary songs of worship. We also worship through teaching utilising video, drama and prayer.
Each month we hold a communion service where we break bread together to celebrate Jesus' death and resurrection.
Do I need to bring any money?
During the service we take up an offering from our regular congregation towards the ongoing work of the church and our support of mission and Christian compassion.
Please do not feel obliged to contribute if you are visiting. However, if you do decide to give to the work of LRBC and are a UK tax payer, we can reclaim the tax you have paid on your gift, enabling it to go even further. All you need to do is to fill in and sign the Gift Aid declaration on a gift envelope and place your gift inside.
What should I wear?
When you come and spend some time with us at LRBCwe want you to feel comfortable and at ease.
You will see adults and children wearing everything from jeans and t-shirts to suits and ties so please don't feel you need to "dress up"; just come as you are.
Will there be something for my children?
Children are very well catered for at LRBC including children's talks most weeks in the main service and a comprehensive and lively children's church programme taking place during the second half of the morning service.
Once a month, we hold all-age services to allow our families to worship together.
Crèche facilities are available for babies and toddlers with helpers available to allow parents to worship.
What is there for my teenagers?
Children's Church on Sunday mornings runs from 2 to 13 years of age. For older teens we have a youth group know as Space that meets on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm at a leaders home. In addition to Space there is a youth service called Refresh once a month that is open to all.
How can I become a member?
LRBC Church Membership is open to any person publicly professing his/her faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, followed by immersion baptism.
A person may be received into membership by baptism, by an officially written transfer of membership from another Christian church, or by an affirmation of faith.
What if I want to find out more?
If you have other questions that are not answered here please call us on 01702 478698 or drop us an email and we will be happy to talk to you.