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Sundays at Church by the Bay

By Gerry Straker, 21 Jul 2021

What will Sundays at Church by the Bay look like now? On Friday 16th July the government released updated guidance for Churches. But before we look at what that means for Church by the Bay, let's step back and consider the new command Jesus gave us.  Love one anotherAs...

Sundays at Church by the Bay

Church by the Bay has moved!

By Gerry Straker, 09 May 2021

We’re delighted to announce that from Sunday 16th May 2021 we are now meeting at Westgate Primary School, LA4 4XF. Meeting together is so important. The physical gathering of church is not a bonus for some of us who can make it, rather it’s what we...

Church by the Bay has moved!

Church by the Bay at Westgate School

By Gerry Straker, 09 May 2021

We meet for Church at our new venue Westgate School on Sundays at 10 for 10:30 am. 
You no longer need to book a place!

Please read about the new arrangements for Sunday 25th July 2021 onwards here

Church by the Bay at Westgate School

Being the Bad Guys

By Tom Day, 08 May 2021

‘It’s come as a surprise, we’re not sure how it happened, we don’t like it and we don’t feel like we deserve it – but we are the bad guys now.’[1] In case you hadn’t realised already, Christians are now not just seen with indifference but...

Being the Bad Guys

Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund

By Tom Day, 02 Apr 2021

  Over the last few weeks, the staff team at Church by the Bay have been reading through the book Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund. The book has gained a lot of traction since it was first published April 2020 and it has become very popular....

Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund

Jeremiah Burrough's 'Rare Jewel'

By Pam Tailyour, 15 Mar 2021

The aptly-named Rare Jewel is a collection of sermons by Puritan preacher Jeremiah Burroughs, first published in 1648 after his death. Burroughs expounds the state of contentment of Paul in any circumstance he faces: ‘I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances… I can do all this...

Jeremiah Burrough's 'Rare Jewel'

Book on to Easter Sunday

By Gerry Straker, 03 Mar 2021

We'll be meeting for Easter Sunday at the Alhambra at 10:30 am on 4th AprilBook your place for this using the booking form below.

NB Please do wrap up warm - it can be chilly at the Alhambra!

Easter Sunday 4th April

Reading Jeremiah in two days

By Vanessa Rigby, 01 Mar 2021

Half term was a little bit different because of current restrictions and it was also different because it was the first time I remember having the whole half term off with my boys. So I set myself a challenge, and for some I guess this would be...

Reading Jeremiah in two days

Confessions of a Narnia laggard

By Tom Day, age 23, 01 Mar 2021

My relationship with reading has often been a love-hate relationship. I have great memories of sitting in my parent’s bed reading under the warm glow of the bedside lamp whilst my younger brothers were put to bed next door. Those evenings carry joyful memories of...

Confessions of a Narnia laggard

Emotions: Mirrors of the heart

By Gerry Straker, 01 Mar 2021

Emotions: Mirrors of the heart: Hope for those in the grip of powerful emotionsCatherine Haddow This book, written by a Chartered Psychologist, would serve as a good introduction to Biblical counselling. Haddow has a helpful section (pp28-35) on both the positives and negatives of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural...

Emotions: Mirrors of the heart
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