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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

HOPE Walk A Mile with Jesus - 23rd September 2018

HOPE Pembury Churches Together will be walking a Pembury mile on Sunday 23rd September 2018 praying for the village.  We will begin at Hospice in the Weald at 2pm for a short celebration then walk to each of the Pembury churches for a short time of prayer in each, finishing at St Peters Upper Church for prayer, followed by refreshments.  The route is from the Hospice to Pembury Baptist Church to St Anselms finishing at St Peters - a Pembury prayer mile!  Do join us or for more information contact us 01892 825590 or by email at office@pemburybaptistchurch.org.


Harvest Service and Frugal Lunch - Sunday 30th September

All are welcome to attend a Frugal Lunch on Sunday 24th September, following the Harvest Celebration service at Pembury Baptist Church.  The Harvest service will be very suitable for families, led by Pastor Dan Foster.
The Frugal Lunch will be free but we hope that you will donate the cost that you might spend on a full roast dinner, to be given to a Harvest cause.  The actual charity will be announced nearer the time.  Please do book yourselves in either by signing up in the Church Foyer or by email to office@pemburybaptistchurch.org (note any food intolerance please).


Men's Ministry Breakfast - Saturday 8th September 2018

Pembury Men's next breakfast is on Saturday 8th September 2018 at the Black Horse, Pembury, starting at 8am. Tickets include an 'all you can eat' buffet breakfast. Tickets are £10 per person.  There are only 40 available so please book as soon as possible by emailing men@pemburybaptistchurch.org or contacting the Church Office on 01892 825590. 


Kingdom Cafe - Saturday 18th August

The Kingdom Cafe is on Saturday 18th August opening between 10am and 2pm.  Kingdom Cafe opens every third Saturday of the month (except September 2018) throughout the year for free cake, refreshments and conversation.  Books are 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 are 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'.