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High Country Vineyard Church Update

Many of you will remember Mark and Jamie Buscombe. Mark was the youth worker at BGBC before he and Jay returned to Australia to work as church planters in Mansfield.

Click here to read their latest news letter.

By the beach 2013

Weekend away, ‘By the Beach’, for children in school years 3 to 6.

6pm Friday, 27th till 3pm on Sunday, 29th September 2013.

Lots and lots of fun!!

£30 per child with discounts for more than one child.

See the attached forms for more details and booking forms.

Book by 9th September.


A5 Flyer

Information for 2013

Application form

 Kit list

BGBC Fun Day – 4th August 2013

Please don’t forget the church fun day!

Please speak to Angie Petrie if you are are able to help


Dunton Green Fun Day 2013

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



God Squad Football

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




Easter Story Trail 2013

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.

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