This Week’s Notices

Week beginning 10th December 2023

In this edition:

  • This Week
  • Renew 88
  • Foodbank
  • Santa – Thank you
  • From Pieter
Sunday 10th Dec 11.00am Worship and Communion– Second Sunday in Advent
Monday 2.00pm Renew 88 Open
Tuesday 9.30am Parent and Toddlers
Thursday 2.15pm House Group at Linda’s
7.30pm Prayer meeting, in church or online
Friday 10.00am Renew 88 open
Saturday 10.00am Little Lights
11.00am Carol Singing in Knaphill Village Centre
Sunday 17th Dec 11.00am Third Sunday in Advent – Nativity Service
Renew 88 Warm Welcome

Free admission, tea and coffee, games and crafts

Mondays 2:00–4:00pm and Fridays 10:00am–12:00noon


The following are required: long life sponge puddings and whole milk, packets of biscuits, tins of salmon, packets or tins of hot chocolate. surface cleaning spray and small boxes of detergent.

Santa – Thank You

Thank you to those who worked so hard to make Santa’s visit a great success yesterday, and especially to Mr and Mrs Christmas – Ian and Karen, and to Sue and Craig for organising.

From Pieter

All 10,000 people in Knaphill can see in MyKnaphill that the service in the Baptist Church on Christmas Day starts at 11:00am.  Should have been 10:30am.  Oops. 😊

Christmas preparations

On Monday 11 December is the Christmas party at Renew 88.  All are welcome!

Renew 88 will be open on Christmas Day in the afternoon.  You can take this into account when planning your day.  If you are thinking of coming, do let us know.  Ideas for activities are very welcome.


We have so far received Christmas cards from the South Eastern Baptist Association and from Matthew.  Matthew writes: ‘Wishing you merry Christmas and many salvations in 2024.’

Like previous years, Hetty and I will not be giving out cards in the church and instead spend the money on a donation to a charity.

Carol singing

Two more opportunities to sing this year:

  • Saturday 16 December at 11.00am at Knaphill High Street near the war memorial
  • Wednesday 20 December at 7.30 in the Garibaldi pub on the High Street


There will be prayer meetings on 14 and 28 December, and 4 January.  The Romans course continues on 11 January.

From the deacons

On Tuesday we spoke about how some Baptist churches have grown (spectacularly) and what that means for us.  We will continue this conversation on 23 January.  We have already concluded that as a congregation we need to pray more intentionally about church growth.  Please pray for us as we consider these things and feel free to talk to us about them.