New Life Baptist Church
QE Park Centre
Railton Road,
Queen Elizabeth Park,
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Steve and Anne's farewell meal - September 2017

P1060206.JPGSteve stood down as minister of NLBC at the start of September. The photograph is from the leadership team's farewell meal.

Birthday Celebration - September 2017

20170903_114114.jpgWe were delighted to be able to celebrate John and Jeanette's 70th!

David Judkins - BMS France - August 2017

David Judkins and Steve.jpgIt was fantastic to spend the morning with David Judkins who joined us to share about his work with BMS in France, and the church that he has planted in Brive-la Gaillarde.

Baptism Service - May 2017

JacobBaptism.JPGIt was very exciting to witness Michelle, Alex, Jacob, Rebecca and Brittany get baptised.

Praying in Colour - May 2017

PrayingColour.jpgExploring the idea of 'praying in colour'.

Praying the Psalms - April 2017

PrayingPslams.jpgPrayer stations for praying the Psalms.

Can you resist temptation? - March 2017

20170305_103658.jpgAll-Age challenge... can you resist the temptation to lick your lips? Easy, just put the doughnut in your mouth in one go!

Summer All-Age Services - August 2016

20160821_123950.jpgOver the school holidays we met in a number of places to enjoy some all-age worship. On this occasion our service was followed by a BBQ.

Little Lambs - End of Term Party - July 2016

Endofterm.jpgThe bouncy castle came out for the Toddler group end of term party. Best wishes to those moving on to nursery school in September!

Board Games and Curry Evening - June 2016

BG&C.jpgAll ages enjoyed an evening of board games and curry.

Football World Cup - May 2016

Football.jpgWatching England vs Iceland whilst enjoying a BBQ.

Opening of Refresh Community Cafe - April 2016


Concert with Wine and Cheese - March 2016

W&C.JPGOur opening community event in the ground floor was a Piano Concert with Andy Quin followed by cheese and wine. The ground floor was officially opened by Pauline Searle.

Dedication of the Ground Floor - March 2016

Ded1.JPGIt was fantastic to be able to dedicate the ground floor of the QE Park Centre at our first service downstairs. Stuart Davidson our regional minister preached. The service was followed by tea.

Christmas Day - December 2015

Christmas15.jpgAnd this year it's a giant bauble...

Nativity Service 2015 - December 2015

Nat15.JPGIt's the time of year when we all get stuck into the dressing up box to retell the story of Jesus' birth. Love the camel this year.

Church Breakfast - December 2015

BreakDec15.JPGAnother yummy church breakfast and beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

Advent Labyrinth 2015 - December 2015

AL1.jpgWe used an advent labyrinth for our monthly prayer meeting.

Bring and Share Service on Encouragement - November 2015

B&S.jpgOrla shared some of her drawings with us on how we could encourage each other - spot the: hugs, texting each other an encouragement, giving each other the gift of time, kind words and flowers!

Skittles Night - November 2015

Skittles15.jpgAbout 40 members and friends of NLBC enjoyed a game of skittles, a fish and chip supper and team puzzles. A great time was had by all!

Light Party - October 2015

LP15.jpgAt this year's Light Party we had some very happy looking spiders (as well as some children).

Friends International Trip to Hatchlands - October 2015

Hatch.jpgNLBC was delighted to host an event for Friends International for overseas students studying at Surrey University. Over 30 guests (from as far a field as Nigeria, India, China, South Korea, Reunion and the USA) enjoyed a trip to Hatchlands House and gardens, followed by afternoon tea at the QE Park Centre.

August Bank Holiday Walk - August 2015

BHW.jpgAugust in the UK and a few brave souls ventured out in the rain for walk around Box Hill followed by cake and tea and the National Trust tea rooms.

All-Age Worship - August 2015

AAAug.jpgThe winners of the strongest boat competition!

Ladies Afternoon Tea - July 2015

LAT.jpgCucumber sandwiches, cakes and tea were the order of the day for the ladies of NLBC. Everyone looked lovely and the sun shone.

Board Games and Curry - April 2015

BoardG..jpgNLBC held it's first Board Games and Curry night. An excellent Curry, cooked by Miahs and delivered by Geoff, was enjoyed by all. During the evening James Jones took over the whole of the Earth and Mark Whiting built a very large railway network. Early in the evening various Marvel superheroes popped by and the evening concluded with a Grand Prix. Join us next time and it will all make sense.

Curry and Quiz Night - February 2015

Quiz.jpgNLBC hosted a very relaxed curry and quiz night with an Indian theme. The food was delicious and the quiz was great fun, if tough. Just over three hundred pounds was raised towards the ground floor refit at the QE Park Centre.

Queen Elizabeth Park Christmas Fair - December 2014

QEPCF.jpgThe annual QEP Christmas Fair was held at the QE Park centre, with children's activities on the ground floor and refreshments and craft stalls on the first floor. The band from NLBC led some carol singing.

Church Lunch - October 2014

Churchlunchsept14.jpgXL and X:treme helped cook the church lunch this month.

Jeanette's Mount Kinabalu Challenge - October 2014

Kinabalu.jpgJeanette attempted to climb Mt Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysian Borneo. At 4095 metres above sea level it is approximately 3 times higher than Ben Nevis. This challenge was in aid of providing funds towards the fitting out of the ground floor of our Community Centre which will be used for the benefit of the local community. However, she was thwarted by heavy typhoon rains and altitude sickness, but did get to the base camp (3,000 metres) and felt that her challenge had been met. She raised over two thousand pounds.

FNT Youth Club - September 2014

FNTSept14.jpgThe start of term for our FNT Kids Club and FNT Youth club was as busy as ever!

Little Lambs Toddler Group - September 2014

Toddlerssept14.jpgLittle Lambs Toddler group restarts for the new school year.

Toddler Summer Fun - August 2014

Toodlersummerfun.jpgEvery year we try to organise a couple of dates over the summer holidays for the children from Toddler group to get together. We had a lovely time this year with an outdoor play date.

FNT End of Term BBQ - July 2014

FNTBBQ14.jpgThe annual FNT end of term BBQ was well attended and we were blessed with lovely weather. The bouncy castle was very popular, despite the heat!

Prayer Walking our neighbourhood - June 2014

prayerwalking.jpgThe adults and children went prayer walking to pray for our neighbourhood - and the sun shone!

Table Top Sale - May 2014

tabletop.jpgNLBC ran another table top sale to raise funds for the ground floor refit.

Ready 4 Action - May 2014

R4A14.jpgThe youth group got stuck into Ready 4 Action once again, joining a team of nearly 200 people from nine churches. This year R4A completed 96 gardening and decorating jobs and moved over 43 tonnes of rubbish from public spaces and people's homes.

Skittles and Fish & Chips - March 2014

Members of the church and friends enjoyed a game of skittles over a fish and chip supper.

Church Lunch - March 2014

churchlunchmarch14.jpgWe enjoyed a delicious church lunch cooked by John and Jeanette.

Ladies Pamper Night - March 2014

Pampernight14.jpgA highly successful ladies pamper night was organised to raise funds for the ground floor refit. It was a lovely relaxing evening and raised over seven hundred pounds, thanks to the kind support of many friends who offered their services and treatments for free.

Coffee and Cake - February 2014

cakesale.jpgJeanette and Kate hosted a coffee and cake sale to raise funds for the ground floor refit.

Christmas - December 2013

2013Christmas.jpgA quiet moment to reflect again on the birth of Jesus - God stepping into his creation to rescue us.

Christmas Unwrapped - December 2013

Christmasunwrapped13.jpgNLBC once again hosted Year 6 from Northmead Junior School for a presentation about the real meaning of Christmas and an opportunity to make mince pies!

Live Nativity at QEP Christmas Market - December 2013

QEPCM2012.jpgNLBC once again hosted a live nativity scene at the QEP Christmas Market.

Church Lunch & NLBC's 8th Birthday - November 2013

Youthlunch.jpgThe youth group enjoyed cooking the church lunch in November for our 8th anniversary as NLBC.

Arts/Crafts & Table Top Sale - November 2013

DSCF0885 (3).jpgNLBC hosted its first Arts and Crafts Sale. Many thanks to Jeanette, Michelle, Anne and Emma for all their hard work organising the event and ensuring that everything ran smoothly. We raised nearly five hundred pounds for the Community Centre refit.

Italian Evening - October 2013

015.jpgMembers of NLBC and friends enjoyed an Italian themed evening and a quiz to test their knowledge of all things Italian. Over five hundred pounds was raised towards the cost of refitting the ground floor of the QE Park Centre.

Golf Fundraising Day - September 2013

The NLBC Golf fundraiser (for the refit of the ground floor of the QE Park centre) raised over a thousand pounds. The weather was lovely and a good time was had by all. The winning team was led by Alex Mole.

QEPRA Summer Fair - September 2013

Summerfair2013.jpgDespite the rather wet weather the youth from NLBC enjoyed selling their jolly jars.

Youth Group Car Wash - July 2013

carwash3.jpgThen youth group washed cars to raise funds for the ground floor refit.

Church Breakfast - June 2013

breakfastsummer2013.jpgAnother yummy church breakfast.

HG BBQ - May 2013

HGBBQ13.jpgKate and Paul's HG enjoyed a lovely BBQ.

Ready 4 Action - May 2013

R4A13.jpgThe youth group did a fantastic job. They removed 2.5 tonnes from one garden and sorted out three more too. Well done team.

Church Breakfast - April 2013

010.jpgAnother delicious church breakfast. The perfect way to start a Sunday.

Easter All-Age Service - March 2013

EAA13.jpgOur Easter celebration was followed by hot cross buns and a bouncy castle for the children!

Easter Labyrinth - March 2013

HWL3.jpgSNT (our youth home groups) and 'Going Deeper' explored a Holy Week prayer labyrinth.

Easter Cracked - March 2013

EasterCracked.jpgChildren from Year 6 at Northmead Junior School came to the QE Park Centre to find out about the real Easter Story by taking part in a 90 minute presentation and workshop.

Friends International Family Fun - March 2013

FIF1.jpgNLBC welcomed families from around the world for a family fun afternoon. About 80 people attended the event and enjoyed afternoon tea, craft activities, games, face painting and a bouncy castle.

New Year's Day Walk - January 2013

NYDW.jpgA large group of children and adults enjoyed a New Year's Day walk. It was a lovely clear day if somewhat muddy underfoot. This was followed by nibbles and mulled wine at John and Jeanette's.

Christmas Market - December 2012

ChristmasMarket12.jpgThe QE Park Centre was the venue for the 2012 QEP Christmas Market. The centre was full with stall holders, craft activities and refreshments, a bouncy castle and Father Christmas. Outside there was a live nativity scene.

Home Group Away Weekend - October 2012

HGAW.jpgGeoff and Kate's homegroup enjoyed a lovely weekend away in the New Forest, where they enjoyed crabbing, fossil hunting, climbing trees and swimming, as well spending time together eating, praying and relaxing.

Summer Fair on the Green - September 2012

SummerFair12.jpgThe sun shone for the annual QEPRA Summer Fair. This year there was a beach theme complete with donkey rides! The young people from NLBC worked hard all afternoon looking after the donkeys.

Ladies Away Weekend - July 2012

LAW2012.jpgFifteen ladies from NLBC enjoyed a relaxing weekend away in the beautiful Sussex countryside.

Queen Elizabeth Park Jubilee Party - June 2012

DJ1.jpgQEPRA and NLBC hosted a Diamond Jubilee Party for the community - with live music, children's tea and fun and games for all the family.

Diamond Jubilee Service - June 2012

CC1 (800x600).jpgWe celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, with a special service.

All-Age Cafe Church - March 2012

Cafechurch1 (800x600).jpgNLBC enjoyed it's first all-age cafe church service.

Get in the Picture - December 2011

GIP 7.jpgAs part of the QEP Christmas Market, NLBC offered folk the opportunity to remember the real reason for Christmas by having their photo taken as part of a live nativity scene, complete with farm animals. The activity was very popular with adults and children alike!

Opening of the Centre - November 2011

Opening of Centre 6 (3).jpgThe recently opened QE Park Centre was visited by our local MP, Anne Milton, Pauline Searle (Local counsillor)and Michael Andrews (Chair of QEPRA).

Cheese and Wine Evening - November 2011

Cheese and wine.jpgNLBC hosted a wine and cheese evening to mark the opening of the QE Park Centre. The Mayor of Guildford and other community representatives came to mark the occasion and the Centre was offically opened by Councillor Pauline Searle.

Induction of Rev. Steve Godfrey as Minister - October 2011

Steve's Induction.jpgOn the 29th October, Steve Godfrey was inducted as Minster of New Life Baptist Church. It was lovely to be joined by a large number of folk from Abingdon, as well as church and community leaders from Guildford.