Tyndale Baptist Church will re-open for an act of worship on Sunday 6th September

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Continue to join us online for Morning Worship at 10.30 am each Sunday or Virtual Coffee Shop on Tuesdays at 11 am. Read a Thought for the Day or what has been Shared With Us by church members.

Virtual Coffee Shop

Last Tuesday’s online coffee shop was good fun. It was lovely to see and hear people again.

Make yourself a coffee and join in on Tuesday at any time between 11.00 and 11.30.

You’ll need a smart-phone, tablet or PC with a web cam. Contact Nick or Rachel H. for joining instructions.

Tyndale Baptist Church will re-open for an act of worship on Sunday 6th September

More information

Continue to join us online for Morning Worship at 10.30 am each Sunday or Virtual Coffee Shop on Tuesdays at 11 am. Read a Thought for the Day or what has been Shared With Us by church members.

Tyndale Baptist Church will re-open for an act of worship on Sunday 6th September at 10.30 am

Arrangements are being made and we hope that the service will be, in its own way, ‘special’ – and welcoming – despite all the conditions that will apply on that occasion.

There are certain requirements we are putting into place to minimise the risks as far as possible:

  • On arrival, you will be welcomed at the door, asked if you have any Covid-19 symptoms, shown to a hand-sanitising station and offered a mask if you have not brought your own.
  • Everyone will be expected to wear a mask unless you have a valid reason for not wearing one.
  • A steward will make a record of who is attending for tracking and tracing purposes should they be needed.
  • You will be shown to a seat – the layout has been designed to maintain the social distance of at least 1 metre plus but effectively 2 metres.
  • The service will aim to begin at 10.30 am and proceed for around 45 minutes. You will need to ensure you arrive in time as no one can be admitted once the service starts. Unfortunately singing is not allowed presently, but there will be music to help us worship.
  • When the service finishes, we ask you to leave the building promptly but maintaining social distancing. Hand sanitiser will be provided on exit. There should be no socialising in the building or on the forecourt. Toilet facilities (for emergency use only) will be available.

Bearing in mind the Government’s guidelines (updated on 13 August), each person should consider carefully whether they feel that it is safe to return to our buildings for worship. Substantially, the service will be the same as the on-line worship service, which will continue to be available on the website as usual for those who feel unable, for whatever reason, to attend. Various conversations indicate that numbers of folk are looking forward to Sunday 6th September. However others are not yet ready to risk gathering and we look to support you whatever choice you make as we continue to walk together through the current circumstances.

These are, we know, stringent requirements, but they fulfil, we believe, the conditions laid out in the Government’s regulations and recommended in Baptist Union guidelines which is a minimum responsibility we gladly accept in order to return to some form of corporate worship.

We are determined that, although different, our gathering will still reflect and give witness to our love for God and one another. Communion will, unfortunately, not be included in this service but we hope to be able to do that safely in the near future.

Please continue to think of and pray for those who will be involved in preparing for the day and in stewarding of the building, to ensure, as far as possible, that it will be a safe, secure and significant occasion.

We look forward to welcoming as many as possible on Sunday.

In Christ

Michael

Minister of Tyndale Baptist Church.


Further COVID-19 information

With deep regret, weekday Coffee Shops, Babies & Toddlers and all other regular events at Tyndale remain closed following Government restrictions on social activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this time, we are exploring new ways of being a church fellowship even though we may be physically separated:

If anyone has immediate worries or concerns about their own or loved ones’ health, please let Michael or Rachel know. General contact details.

Environmental Group

How can Tyndale and its individual members be helped to make an informed response to the growing environmental crisis and climate change?

The aim of Tyndale’s environmental concern group is to represent Tyndale on these green issues, so we would be very happy to hear from anyone who has questions, suggestions or comments, or would like to join us.

Some background information on green issues, particularly the science behind global warming, together with practical things that individuals can do, and a growing collection of resources such as books to read can be found at Green Leaves.

Celebrating the work of Geoffrey Molyneux (1947-2006)

Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th September 2016, 10am – 4pm; Tyndale Baptist Church; free entrance.

Geoff Molyneux was an artist and popular art teacher who worked in Bristol from 1970 until his death in 2006. This exhibition celebrates his work in the church where he was a member and which shows the marks of his creativity and passion.

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Geoff Molyneux was born in Nantwich, Cheshire. At school his artistic skills were recognised by some of the staff, which led to him being offered a place, at the age of 16, at Stoke-on-Trent College of Art to study art and ceramics. After working briefly as an actor he went on to work as a police artist in the Cheshire constabulary, living in digs in Mottram in Longdendale next door to L S Lowry. After three years in the police, Geoff went to the Manchester College of Art to continue his art education.

In 1970 Geoff moved to Bristol, completing an Art Teacher Diploma and gaining a Bachelor of Arts degree at Bristol Polytechnic. Later in life he completed an MA at Bristol University.

Geoff met Rachel in January 1971 at Tyndale Baptist Church and they married in 1972. His teaching career began in 1975 at Filton High School. He went on to become Head of the Creative Faculty at Priory School, Weston-Super-Mare, and Head of Art at Monks Park School. Geoff, Rachel, and the children spent 1988 in Tasmania, having been accepted to do a teacher exchange year through the League for Exchange of Commonwealth Teachers.

Following heart surgery in 1997 he retired from his lecturing post at the City of Bristol College but later worked one day a week, voluntarily, as artist-in-residence at St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School, helping 6th formers with their print-making. In retirement he also taught a private art class for adults at Tyndale for a number of years.

During his art studies in the 1960s and 70s Geoff was particularly inspired by hedges in all their variety of shapes and forms. He produced a great number of sketches, watercolours, paintings, and etchings of hedge forms over a number of years.

Another inspiration for Geoff’s art was the poem Silent Noon by Rossetti which he was introduced to this by his singing teacher in the 1970s.

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Throughout his teaching career Geoff continued to produce his own art, in many different mediums. In the 1960s he had started a form of collographic print-making. In the mid 1970s the beautiful Forest of Dean became a source of inspiration to Geoff, and proved to be especially useful for his print-making.

Another technique which Geoff enjoyed was using an airbrush to produce interesting backgrounds/frames around his work.

During his year in Tasmania, Geoff was initially frustrated that his usual palette of colours for landscapes just didn’t seem to work for Australian scenes. Once he changed many of the greens and blues, he was happier with his results!

Geoff exhibited his work often, in Bristol and beyond, and there are many examples of his work in private collections around the world.

At the time of his death in September 2006, Geoff had just come to the end of his year as President of the Bristol Savages, where week by week the artist members meet at 6pm on Wednesday evenings at Bristol’s Red Lodge. They are given a title and two hours to produce a painting. Some of Geoff’s 2 hour sketches can be seen as part of this exhibition.

September 2006 also saw the reopening of Tyndale Baptist Church after an extensive refurbishment. Geoff had been very involved with the design aspect of this, and he and his former colleague Michael Long worked together to create the mural above the baptistry.

Institute of Health Management, Pachod, India

An appeal to friends of the Institute of Health Management, Pachod, India.

The Marathwada region of India is suffering from the third successive year of drought…  Thousands of villages are being supplied water by tankers that fill water from wells that are muddy and contaminated…  Cases of diarrhea and dehydration have reached epidemic proportions… Read more.

How is IHMP planning to address this problem?

1. Provide one low cost water filter to 30,000 families
2. Provide water tankers to 100 villages
3. Provide each family with a 6 month stock of Chlorine tablets for water purification at the household level
4. Identify and treat diarrhea cases
5. Refer cases of dehydration to the nearest hospital

You can donate through GlobalGiving here.

The Legal Stuff

Registration

Tyndale Baptist Church, Bristol, is a registered charity in England & Wales, number 1133943.

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Contact Us

Tyndale Baptist Church Tel: 0117 973 7747
Whiteladies Road Email: Revd Michael Docker
Bristol Email: Revd Rachel Haig
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Find us

Tyndale is located on the borders of Clifton, Cotham and Redland, just to the north-west of Bristol city centre. Find us across the road from Clifton Down railway station and the Clifton Down shopping centre.

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Room hire

The church building is a resource for all sorts of functions. For room bookings and enquiries please email Edward Duffield or contact us on 0117 973 7747.

About Us

Tyndale Baptist Church is a great place to bring your questions, and to find a welcome, whoever you are. You’ll find “the real world” isn’t kept outside the church’s doors. We don’t have all the answers, but here’s a place to think, to learn, to worship with others and to serve the wider community – and in all this, to encounter the God who is never far away from any of us.