On Saturday 26 January, Headland and West View Baptist Churches came together in a launch event to mark the start of what we all hope will be a shared journey for both churches. We believe that we are already two active churches in our local communities but together we can build and complement what is going on in each church.
We held a launch event at West View Baptist Church with a worship band drawn from the musicians and worship leaders from each church. We all brought food and shared information about the work that each church has been doing in the community, our house groups and prayer meetings, and some facts and a quiz that aimed to find out more about the people in each church.
We hope that we have made a good start. Our plan is for us to have a joint service on the first Sunday in each month. So on 3 February, there will be no service at West View Baptist Church as we will all be going to the Headland Baptist Church for our first joint service. The following month Headland will come to us and so on.
This is an exciting journey together. West View Baptist Church was established by people from Headland Baptist Church so this is the next leg in a journey that started in 1843, launched West View in 1956 and now heads off in a new direction.