Our vision for Speen Church is to be a place “where community meets”.

 

We believe we are all made in God’s image and that the essence of God, as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is community. We are therefore all made to be in community.

 

We desire our church to be a thriving and integral part of our community and to be a place where we meet with God and with one another.

 

When Speen Chapel was built over 200 years ago, by local people with local stone, it served the community: as a place to meet each other and to meet with God. Over the years it's become a place which welcomes everyone. To celebrate good things and to be together when times are tough; to sit in peaceful silence or to party. In this place we learn something new about ourselves, about each other and about the living, loving God.

It's a place where community meets.

Our core values:

We aspire to be:

  • where community meets welcome – where we offer a warm welcome and generous hospitality in an accessible environment.

 

  • where community meets hope - where all can meet with Jesus, discover purpose and meaning in life and experience his transforming presence.

 

  • where community meets love – where we meet one another with unconditional love and support, and where all are valued and accepted for who they are.

 

  • where community meets nourishment – where we deepen faith through prayer, biblical teaching, sung worship and contemplation, encouraging all to reach their God-given potential.

 

  • where community meets creativity – where we explore relevant and creative ways to express the good news of Jesus Christ, both in our locality and further afield.

 

Leadership team

During this period of interregnum, the leadership team comprises of seven Deacons and an Administrator.

The Deacons are elected by the membership for a three-year term.

 

Deacons:          Alastair Blundell 

                         Stephen Booth

                         Kevin Brown

                         James Entwisle

                         Janis Hearn

                         Jenny Pearce

                         Ann Wright

Administrator :  Sandy Mitcheson

Governance

Speen Church is self-governed and independently financed. It is part of the Baptist Family of Churches. It supports and is supported by the Baptist Union of Great Britain (BU) and works with regional representatives to ensure best practice.

The church complies with the guidelines drawn up by the BU for child protection.  All volunteers involved with any of the children’s groups supply references and complete the forms required for clearance with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For further details of our policy statement on children and young people please click here.

 

Speen Church is a registered charity. Registered Charity No: 1140734

 

© SPEEN CHURCH 2018