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BGBC Football Tournament

Sat 29th June, Hollybush Astro Turf pitch



£10 per player

Spectators/supporters welcome

Free food at lunchtime

Interview with ex-Premiership footballer Linvoy Primus

Some teams still looking for more players – contact Matt Young here:

Contact Football


Amongst all the star names at Portsmouth Football Club in recent years, no player has been more popular than Linvoy Primus.

Linvoy started his career in 1990 at Charlton Athletic, and over an 18 year period was a senior player at Charlton, Barnet, Reading and finally at Portsmouth, where his career came to an end through injury in December 2009. The Milton Stand at Fratton Park, Portsmouth was renamed “The Linvoy Primus Community Stand” in honour of his outstanding services to the club.

Linvoy released his autobiography in 2007 entitled “Transformed” and as well as being joint founder is actively involved with the Christian Charity “Faith and Football”.

Linvoy shares his inspirational story of his life in football and how through his amazing conversion to Christianity, he triumphantly overcame disillusionment, lack of self-belief and numerous rejections which led to a life and career that has been totally transformed.

As Linvoy tells of his Christian journey he hopes that his story and life experiences, will encourage, challenge and inspire others to have a relationship, like he has found, with Jesus Christ.

Powerline 25th Celebration Concert

Concert Saturday 15th June 8pm

John Featherstone in concert together with some of the artists he has worked with in recent years.

  • 7 string guitar
  • Vocals
  • Keyboard
  • Bass
  • Loop station
  • Percussion
  • Beatbox
  • Flute
  • Cello
  • Springs Dance Company

Don’t miss it! Invite friends. Please see Tim Galley or Matt Young to book so we can estimate numbers for catering

You can download a flyer here. Please use the form below to book tickets.

John and friends will also be taking part in the service on Sunday 16th June



Easter Story Trail

Easter Trail 20Easter week started with a dramatic difference at Bessels Green Baptist Church. On Palm Sunday and the following Monday about five-hundred people experienced the Easter story. They travelled through five scenes by Detective Boris Karloff (Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey, the Last Supper, the betrayal in Gethsemane, the crucifixion and the empty tomb ) and met with various characters along the way (a donkey, a servant girl, a Temple guard, a Roman Centurion and a rather dishevelled looking angel with a Scottish accent!). Palm Sunday saw the church filled with people of all ages. One lady who has been a Christian for decades Facebooked: “What an outstanding Palm Sunday service……probably the most memorable one I have ever been to.”

Easter Trail 17On the Monday 3 year groups from Riverhead Infants and Amherst Junior Schools (2, 3 and 5) came in separately to experience the Easter story and left with a hot cross bun. Standing in the empty tomb around the bloodied robes of Jesus one boy was heard to say: “This is gross! It should be certificate 18!” When many of the children came back to the church building for Monique’s After School Club they couldn’t stop talking to her about it.

One visitor asked where the acting troupe had been hired from. All the actors are Bessels Green Baptist Church folk. It was all done in-house.

Neil Durling, one of the ministers at the church, commented: “The feedback from those who know the story back to front and others who heard it for the first time has been staggering. We have been thrilled to able to re-enact the central story of the Christian faith and see it excite, challenge, engage and move so many people.”

Please check out the photo galleys here on the church’s website and an article in the local press here.

Easter Trail 09

Easter Trail 10




Good Friday

An hour at the Cross

We really hope you’ll be able to join us at 10am on Good Friday (29th of March) as we spend an hour together reflecting on the crux of our faith – the Cross of Jesus.
As usual this will be a joint service with Vine Evangelical Church and Vine Baptist Church. This year held here at Bessels Green.
We will begin the service all together in the main church, then after a time of sung worship and prayer the children (aged 5-11) will leave for their own time of teaching in the back hall.
The service will include communion.
All are welcome.

Internet Awareness for Parents

Do your children spend a lot of time online?

Do you worry that you don’t know what they are doing?

As technology develops, many parents can feel that they are being left behind. News stories can lead us to think that there is danger in every chat room, social networking site and behind every computer screen, but is this really the case?

To help answer these questions we are holding an Internet Awareness evening for parents on 17 April, led by Kent County Council’s e-safety officer. This will not be a technical session and anyone who is a parent or carer is invited to come along. Please also invite other parents who might be interested – we are organising this event as part of our service to the local community, and are keen that as many people as possible benefit from it.

Click Here to download a flyer with more information about the evening.

There is no charge for attending but it would be helpful if you could register in advance using the form below.

Easter Services 2013

Details of our Easter Services for 2013 are now available.

We really hope you’ll be able to join us at one of our special services this year.

Please click on the image below to download a copy of a flyer with details of this years services.

Easter 2013

Easter Story Trail

Why not join us on Sunday 24th March for an interactive look at the Easter Story?

This is an event that is suitable for all ages, especially families and will last 1 ½ hours.
The sessions are free and start at 9.00am and 11.00am with refreshments for everyone in-between at 10.30am.

Please book in using the form below, letting us know the session you’d like to join and indicating how many children there will be.

This event is now in the past, booking form removed.

BGBC – Fairtrade Church

We are delighted to tell you that the Fairtrade Foundation has declared that Bessels Green Baptist Church is now officially a FAIRTRADE CHURCH. Just before Christmas the leadership team decided that if we were serious about living out our church values we should commit to becoming a Fairtrade Church. Now that we are fully certified we will

  • Use Fairtrade tea and coffee after services and at other meetings for which the church has responsibility
  • Use Fairtrade sugar, biscuits and other products where possible
  • Promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight and at other times during the year

We have produced a leaflet outlining in more detail what this means, you can download a copy here.

 FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 25th February – 10th March.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all smallholder farmers in developing countries could grow more and provide more food for their families and communities to work their own way out of poverty? You can help make this happen on Sunday 3rd March.

  • Join us in the hall after the morning service for a free Treasure Hunt for all the family
  • Buy a Fairtrade cake to enjoy with your coffee
  • Check out the Traidcraft stall – order your Easter eggs now!
  • Make a donation to Traidcraft Exchange

All donations and proceeds will go to support the training of small-scale producers in methods of sharing skills and knowledge.


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