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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

Women2Women Breakast - Saturday 30th June 2018

Ladies, we continue the tradition of the Pembury Ladies Breakfast with an event on Saturday 30th June 2018 being held at the Black Horse pub, High Street, Pembury and starting at 8.30am.  Tickets are £8 per person which includes a full English breakfast with tea and coffee.  Tina Pyne, a Porchlight Outreach worker will be sharing her story of addiction and rescue which now helps her in her work with the homeless.  Don't miss this, some tickets still available! Contact jfroberts1958@gmail.com or call 01892 825590 to book.


Induction of Rev. Dan Foster as Pastor - 14th July 2018 at 2pm

Following the call of our former Pastor, Rev. Dave Baxter, to move on to another church at the end of 2016, we have been seeking God for his successor.  We are therefore delighted to confirm that Rev. Dan Foster will be coming to Pembury Baptist Church as our new Pastor, with his induction service taking place at 2.00 p.m. on Saturday 14th July.  Dan will be joining us from his current position as Pastor at Howlands Baptist Church in Welwyn Garden City, where he has served for the past 10 years.  We are looking forward to welcoming Dan, his wife Tanya and their children Erine and Aidan as they join our fellowship.


Pembury Messy Church - Saturday 7th July

The next full Pembury Messy Church will be at Pembury Baptist Church from 11am-1pm on Saturday 7th July with the usual mixture of themed craft, activities, talk, song and food.  Please do book in and letting us know any allergies by calling 01892 825590 or by emailing office@pemburybaptistchurch.org.  You can also book through St Peter's Church Office on 824761 or emailing office@pemburychurch.net.


Kingdom Cafe - Saturday 21st July

The Kingdom Cafe is on Saturday 21st July 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'.