What We Do
During social distancing and self-isolation our services will be online. Links will be posted here and on the Cowes Baptist Church Facebook page and also sent out by email with the weekly newsletter.
To receive emails or paper copies of the newsletter or service please contact Judith by phone 07717307445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
During social distancing and self-isolation mid-week meetings are taking place via Zoom.
For details please contact Judith by phone 07717307445 or email email@example.com
We have a pastoral care system called “Caring For Each Other” whereby the natural friendship groups within the church family form the basis of our “care” for one another, rather than this being left to the minister or a designated pastoral care team.
These small groups of people in or linked to our church, commit to keeping in touch, to walk alongside and encourage each other on life’s journey, to respect confidentiality, and to pray for each other.
There might be situations that occur where additional help or advice is needed, so a small team of Pastoral Co-ordinators, including a Pastoral Worker, exists to assist when such help is required.
If you are new to the church please speak to one of the deacons or contact us so that we can link you into an existing group or help you form a new one.
There are a number of home groups, which meet weekly or fortnightly including a men’s group.
The church has a weekly prayer meeting and a “prayer chain” to enable urgent matters to be communicated promptly to those who will pray into those situations.
We have a “rambling group” and a ladies’ lunch group who meet on a regular basis.
Families and Children’s Work
Our work with families includes a thriving toddler group which meets on a Tuesday morning, (up to 40 families).
An Open the Book team visits a local primary school to act out Bible stories in assembly.
Members of the church are involved as volunteers in a number of Christian initiatives on the Isle of Wight including Carisbrooke Priory (a house of prayer and healing), IOW Foodbank, Frontline Debt Counselling, Street Pastors, School Pastors and the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.
The church is developing links with a number of the care-homes in the town.
Cowes Baptist church works jointly with other churches in the town as well as with other Baptist Churches on the Isle of Wight. The ministers of the Baptist churches on the Island meet for fellowship monthly.
Cowes Baptist Church is part of Churches Together in Cowes. Leaders and members of the churches in Cowes meet quarterly to share news and plan joint events and meet monthly for prayer breakfasts.
Please see individual pages for more information on these activities.