Important news

In light of the current health crisis, and in accordance with guidance from the government and the Baptist Union, all services and church activities are temporarily suspended. We are therefore holding all future events lightly and recommend you check for up to date information nearer the time.

Past events

A flavour of some of the things we have been doing recently.

Poetry, pizza and pudding

Wednesday 11 March 7:00 for 7:30pm

An evening that was entirely true to its name. We ate pizza and pudding, and folk brought along a favourite poem to read, or sat back and enjoyed hearing everyone else's choices. Suggested donation of £5, with all money going to The Carers Centre (SBC Charity of the Year).

World Day of Prayer

Friday 6 March 7:30pm

We hosted a service on behalf of the local churches, using material prepared by the women of Zimbabwe, reflecting on their them of 'Rise up and walk!'

Fairtrade Chocolate Funfair

Sunday 1 March 11:45am

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight, we held a Fairtrade Chocolate Funfair after our morning service. There were chocolate themed games and quizzes with prizes to be won.

Messy Church

Friday 28 February 3:30-5:45

Crafts, stories, songs and food, drawing on material prepared by the women of Zimbabwe for the World Day of Prayer.

See the Activities page for more about Messy Church, including contact details.

Messy Play

Friday 24 January 3:30-5:00

Crafts, games and refreshments. Everyone was invited to bring their friends and their creative imaginations.

See the Activities page for more about Messy Church, including contact details.

Christmas at SBC

Friday 20 December | from 4pm

Festive refreshments and the chance to get crafty, followed by some favourite carols and an improvised nativity.

This was a relaxed event, perfect for kids of all ages!

Sunday 22 December | 10:30am

Seasonal songs and readings chosen and presented by members of the congregation, with tea and coffee afterwards.

Wednesday 25 December | 10am

A short service to celerate Chrsitmas Day itself...or was it a birthday party?!

Carer's Centre Quiz

Friday 22 November 7:00 for 7:30

All proceeds went to support our charity of the year, The Carer's Centre.

Messy Play

Friday 22 November 3:30-5:00

We started looking forward to Christmas, with some Advent themed crafts and a chance to make some decorations for a tree which was entered into the St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival.

See the Activities page for more about Messy Play, including contact details.

Messy Church

Friday 25 October 3:30-5:45

Crafts, stories, songs and food, all on the theme of light.

See the Activities page for more about Messy Church, including contact details.

Rutland Big Band Concert

Monday 7 October

We had a great night being entertained by the biggest band from the smallest county.

All money raised in support of The Carers Centre.

Wellbeing Cafe Launch

Monday 7 October

The first session of our new weekly wellbeing cafe. 

Tea, cake, conversation and gentle activities to promote positive wellbeing. ​Inspired by the Renew Wellbeing movement.

See the Activities page for more information.

Cream Tea

Sunday 29 September

We threw open the doors to our neighbours and invited them to spend the afternoon in our beautiful building, enjoying a scone and a cuppa.

Messy Play

Friday 27 September

Fun for all the family!


We had crafts, games and refreshments, as well as a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

Church Open Day

Saturday 14 September

We opened our doors for the day as part of Ride + Stride and Heritage Open Days, and welcomed folk who just wanted to pop in for a while. Visitors were able to explore our beautiful building with a heritage trail, get crafty by making their own dream cloud, or simply relax with a cup of tea. 


We also shared some of our hopes for the future, and invited visitors to give us their ideas about how the church can best serve the community.

Busy Bees

Wednesday 31 July - Friday 2 August

Our annual holiday club for primary school aged children. We sang and danced and told stories. We made stars and arks and sheep masks. We skipped and baked and arranged flowers. We created bug houses and moulded our hands and took time to be mindful. And that wasn't even all of it...

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