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Funerals

Beyond the practical support, if you are in the midst of difficulty or grief we simply want to be a caring Christian community where pain can be expressed, comfort found and questions asked.

Our Pastor can help practically in the funeral. It is our belief that a funeral must be authentic, personal and full of meaning for the family concerned and we will do all we can to ensure this happens. A funeral is incredibly hard, but it is an important step in marking the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world and to commend the person into God's keeping. 

After the funeral

People who have lost someone close to them are often so busy with practical details and arrangements between the death and the funeral that they do not experience the full sense of their loss until later.

Grieving is a natural and important part of coming to terms with and healing this loss and it may continue for several months and years. Our Pastors and community is here to help, if needed. One often finds it is those who have suffered a close bereavement themselves, Pastors or lay people, who can most easily offer comfort and support to those who mourn. One of our previous pastors had this experience when his father died:

"I vividly remember the day my Dad died unexpectedly. It was shortly before my 19th birthday. I remember the crushing pain and the sense of shock. But I also clearly remember the incredible comfort and practical support shown by my Christian friends and church. They didn't offer trite words - they offered presence; their friendship and support which ministered to me deeply. Although its your journey, you don't have to travel through grief on your own."

For the Christian, comfort can be found in the promises of Jesus Christ, in the hope of the Resurrection and in the belief that the beloved person is safe in the hands of God. If you'd like to explore these beliefs more, please e-mail on office@pemburybaptistchurch.org or call on 01892825590 and we will do all we can to find the right person for you to speak to.  

News & Announcements

Messy Christmas - Saturday 2nd December from 3pm-5pm

Messy Christmas is being held at Pembury School on Saturday 2nd December from 3pm-5pm, providing a fun and free themed activities and craft afternoon for the whole family.  There's food to close the proceedings.  Please sign up if you can by emailing office@pemburybaptistchurch.org or calling 01892 825590, and let us know if you or any of your family have any dietary requirements.  If you don't sign up, you can still attend so if you forget to let us know, see you there!


The Alpha Course - running now!

PBC is running the Alpha Course over 10 Thursdays from 28th September starting at 7pm, including a meal.  There is a Day Away on Saturday 11th November.  If you book in now, you have only missed one week. Book through the Church Office on 01892 825590 or office@pemburybaptistchurch.org.


Kingdom Cafe - monthly every 3rd Saturday

The Kingdom Cafe will be open every third Saturday of the month throughout the year between 11am and 3pm.  Cake, coffee and conversation are free.  There are books available to borrow and browse.  Children have their own table for colouring. Do come along, bring a friend or come alone, be quiet or enjoy the company - just relax!


PBC Prayer Meeting - 1st Tuesday of the Month

PBC's Church Prayer Meetings in 2017 will be held on the first Tuesday of every month in the Church Foyer, starting at 8pm.  Do come along and worship our living God through prayer and word. For more information on prayer at PBC, click on the heading, then on 'here'.