Here you’ll find the activities that go on at Radcliffe Road Baptist Church throughout the month. Come and join us – we’d love to see you.
Care of Children and vulnerable adults
Here at the church we take the care and protection of children and vulnerable adults seriously. We aim to provide activities which are warm and welcoming and which are delivered within the guidance and procedures of the church’s Safeguarding policy (available on request). Only church members can lead groups and both leaders and helpers of groups for children and vulnerable adults are subject to DBS checks.
- Morning Services – 10:30am
- Evening Service – 6:00pm
Our morning meeting is at 10.30am each Sunday. Refreshments are served after the service and people are encouraged to stay on and chat. Our Evening follows a similar pattern to our morning services.
A crèche is available from the beginning of the morning service. There is a children’s talk before the main Bible teaching. For school years Reception to Year 5 there are separate Sunday School classes during the main Bible teaching. Our “meeters and greeters” will help you with any questions you may have.
We love to give everyone a warm welcome at Radcliffe Road Baptist Church. We are a diverse group of people of all ages, from many different backgrounds, and with several nationalities attending and serving in the church.
Our services can be described as traditional but the atmosphere of them is warm and accommodating towards all people, whilst being joyfully and respectfully focused on God’s character and his presence. We worship God through singing together, through prayer, and through listening to God speak to us through his word, the Bible.
We know that as a Church we are not just a collection of individuals. God has brought us together and we enjoy each other’s company. Most people stay around after the services to chat and to get to know each other better and encourage one another. We’d enjoy spending time with you too!
Our leaders are committed to explaining the Bible in a way which is truthful, connects with life in the 21st century and can be understood by all.
A hearing loop is installed. Large print copies of the hymns and Bible readings are available. Bibles are available for all.
Who is Jesus? Why did Jesus come? What does it mean for us? We all get one life to live and deep down we’re all asking the same question – what’s it all about?
We offer this short course on the basics of Christianity to anyone who is interested. Contact us to find out when the next course is running.
Friday Club is a free, weekly club for primary school children in the area.
Established over 30 years ago, Friday club still provides a fun and safe environment where children can enjoy playing games, making crafts and learning true stories from the Bible. We celebrate each child’s birthday and children win awards for regular attendance.
There are also events for parents during the year, including a Christmas meal and prize giving evenings.
Friday evenings 6 – 7pm during term-time only.
We also run a children’s club during the first week of the Easter holiday. Look out for a banner on the church gates.
Sunday Lunch (1st Sunday)
Many from the Church family stay on after the morning meeting and join each other for a Bring & Share lunch on the first Sunday of the month. This is followed in the afternoon by the Lord’s supper (Communion) for baptised believers.
These are special times when we have a real sense of our togetherness as God’s family.
We meet together at Church at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month. There will often be a missionary focus to this meeting. We also meet from 9:45am – 10:10am each Sunday morning particularly to ask God’s blessing on the Sunday meetings.
We also meet and pray together in the Fellowship Groups week by week and more casually as friends. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a need and would like us to pray for you.
Life Explored has been designed to speak powerfully to those who don’t consider themselves to be religious and have never read the Bible. It shows how our deepest desires for happiness can only be satisfied in one person.
Life Explored is a seven session series featuring a combination of short films – shot around the world – and Bible interaction.
It’s an exposé of the little gods that promise us so much happiness, yet deliver so little. As it explores the Bible story (creation, fall, redemption, new creation), Life Explored shows how our deepest desires for happiness can only be satisfied in one person, Jesus Christ. The best gift God can give us is himself.
Contact us about joining the next group that we run.
Ladybird Toddlers is a parent/carer Toddler group run by members of Radcliffe Road Baptist Church. Our aim is to provide a welcoming place for mums to meet, to overcome the isolation of being at home in the week & to provide a safe place for children to play, with a wide variety of toys under their adults supervision. Although there is an ongoing waiting list, we welcome new adults and their children to come for a visit. Regrettably we are not in a position to accept childminders.
Thursdays mornings 10am – 12pm during term-time only.
We are a walking group which normally meet once a month on a Saturday afternoon between Easter and October weather permitting.
The walk is usually between three and five miles at a relaxed pace. Walks are either local or within forty five minutes drive, sharing cars, and usually start near a cafe and toilets.
Some walks are suitable for young children and buggies but not all. Walkers are asked to wear suitable clothing and footwear and bring a drink and snack. Dates are given in the church notices.
Grace Cafe is a chance for local people to get together for a free meal at the church.
We aim to bring people together so that we might get to know one another better, build some good friendships and so that people in the area might get to know more of the Christian message.
We meet every Wednesday 11am – 1pm during school term time. The morning usually starts with a Christian-themed talk over coffee (or tea / cold drink) and biscuits, and lunch is then served at 12pm. There is always plenty of time to chat and get to know one another.
Over the years, many people have found that this is a great opportunity to make and grow friendships, both inside and outside the church.
If you are local to the church, a member of the church, or looking for a friendly place to come on a Wednesday, please join us, we would love to see you. Everyone is welcome, with no age-limit at all.
What are they for?
At our Church it’s not possible to talk to everyone on a Sunday. Fellowship Groups are a great way to get to know people and to “share life”. Newcomers to Church can quickly feel they belong in a Fellowship Group, and are encouraged to come and “have a look”.
What do you do?
Together we study the Bible (we usually talk about the Sunday morning sermon), pray and talk together. People are completely free to contribute as much or little as they want. We have other occasional activities too e.g. meals out, barbecue etc.
Where do you meet?
Our Fellowship Groups meet in homes in Bury and Radcliffe and also at the Church building (day time).
When do you meet?
Each group meets weekly, apart from the first week of the month (when there is a joint church prayer meeting). There are currently four groups meeting on Tuesdays (day time & evening) and Wednesdays (evening).
Can I come along?
If you want to find out more or join a home group contact Pastor Clive.
CAT (Christian Activities Together) is a friendly, established and welcoming group that meets at the church. The leaders of the group encourage faith, confidence building, independence and friendship. Activities include song, drama, life building skills and workshops in a safe Christian environment. Often the group meets at the church but there are also regular and popular activities in the community.
Women’s Bible Study
We are a group of Women who for some time have enjoyed meeting together to study the Bible and pray.
We meet each fortnight during term times at the church building. It has been our practice to leisurely make our way through Bible books, savouring God’s word along the way.
At present we are continuing to study the Gospel of John where we have been blessed to consider John’s presentation of Christ. The group is thankful for Liz’s diligence in preparing the studies, and helpfulness in leading them.
If you’re free and able to attend on Tuesdays, you’ll be very welcome!
Sunday Service Times
Morning - 10:30am
Evening - 6:00pm
Radcliffe Road Baptist Church
Radcliffe Road, Bury, BL9 9LH