WORSHIP……LOVE……SERVE

Waldringfield Baptist Church

The Church

Waldringfield Baptist Church has stood on the Newbourne Road in Waldringfield for almost 200 years!   Set a stone’s throw from the beautiful river Deben,  the main building has had significant extension and upgrades in the past 20 years, and is now a modern and comfortable place for worship and praise to God.  We regularly have congregations over 100 on a Sunday morning and these are people from all walks of life, with various backgrounds.

We also have a youth hall which is situated on the grounds, where the children’s work, prayer meetings, Christianity Explored courses, Friends & Neighbours Lunch, plus other youth and community events are regularly held and enjoyed.

The building today…

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History

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No sign of a car back then, just the open road and some unsuspecting bystanders…

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One of the previous Pastors and his wife pose for an official photograph taken by Boughtons of Ipswich.

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The entrance had a different look in the 1920’s…as did the congregation.

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A lunch, presumably the man carrying the jug on the left had to serve the whole church water as he forgot to bring his hat.

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A group photo, this one in the grounds of the cemetary.

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Suffolk and Norfolk Association of Baptist Churches 1923 and their respective pastors.

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Pastor Harold Oxborrow who pastored the church for 7 years.

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Pastor Steve Wyncoll opens the newly built Youth Hall, with the previous two Pastors Alfred Sibthorpe (on Steve’s left) and David Woodford (on Steve’s right).