About

The Church

Thorpe Baptist Church was established in 1802 and had a full refurbishment in 2005 making it more suited to today's needs but retaining its charm and character. Set within its own grounds which are lovingly maintained providing a pleasant walkway and entrance to the building.

Once inside, you will receive a warm welcome. Our services are varied and include songs led by guitar and piano. We also have a sound and media system which can be used to show videos.

Our Minister and Vision

My name is Steve Woolley and I am the minister of the Baptist Church here in Thorpe-le-Soken. I am married to Val. We came to serve in Thorpe during the summer of 2016. After many years in ministry which have taken us to Gloucester, Shoreham-by-Sea, South London, Leigh-on-Sea and Heywood in Lancashire, this is the first time we have served in a village.

 

We have two adult sons and four grand-children. I am interested in sport of all kinds, but especially football. I enjoy the cinema, the theatre, and reading thrillers. I take a keen interest in current affairs.

  

I believe that a church’s vision should be:

 

  • A place where Jesus is central to everything

  • A place where worship is focused on God and not ourselves

  • A place where prayer is focused around the church’s vision

  • A place where fellowship is inclusive and no cliques are recognised

  • A place where concern for those who don’t know Jesus is essential

  • A place where God’s word is taught, heard and obeyed

  • A place where differences can be dealt with in biblical ways

  • A place where gifts and talents are valued and used

  • A place where a commitment to the World Church will recognised

 

Our purpose is to:

 

  • Worship God

  • Make and grow disciples for Jesus Christ

  • Meet the needs in our community

THORPE-LE-SOKEN BAPTIST CHURCH

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