We’re so pleased that you’re thinking about visiting us at Earls Hall Baptist. Whether you’re new to the area and looking for a church to call home or exploring the Christian faith, we’d love to meet you. Please know that a warm welcome awaits you.
We know that visiting a church for the first time can be daunting, so here is everything you need to know to make your visit as easy as possible.
Planning to visit on a Sunday?
We meet on Sunday’s at 10.30am and at 6.30pm. Our services are an opportunity to meet together, hear from God’s word, worship together in song and in prayer. After our morning services there is always the opportunity for us to get to know you better over tea and coffee.
Our church building is found on 120 Hobleythick Lane, Westcliff-On-Sea, SS0 0RJ. The church building has just a few car parking spaces, but there is plenty of off street parking too. You can park up one of the side streets nearby for free.
What can you expect?
Our morning services last about an hour and a half. We don’t have a dress code – come as you are! We’ll spend some time singing songs, which we typically stand for, and all words are on our screen. There is a talk geared for the children and the young people, often with lots of active participation. Children then go to various groups, from creche to a group for younger teenagers.
We’ll usually pray together for the world, the country, the community we live in, and also for people in our fellowship. And we will hear a passage read from the bible, which is then the base for a talk.
If you come on the third Sunday of the month we will share communion together. The boys and girls who left for their groups come back in for this part of the service.
We always take up an offering in our morning service. Don’t be surprised by this, but don’t feel you have to give. All money is for the ongoing work of the church in the community.
Our evening services have 4 different expressions of worship on a monthly cycle: 1st Sunday, communion; 2nd Sunday, Sung Worship and praise, 3rd Sunday, café church with discussion, 4th Sunday, a reflective service to take time away from the busyness of life to concentrate our minds and hearts on God.
We have a hearing loop system, and accessible toilets, and an all on-one-level building.