Sainthill Baptist Church is a small rural Christian fellowship. We are a welcoming Church family, growing and developing under the leading of the Holy Spirit, reaching out with friendship and the gospel to the local community, and caring for those in and beyond the Church. We also work closely with St. Mary’s Church, Kentisbeare, with some joint services and sharing of local pastoral care.
We meet at 11.00 a.m. every Sunday and at 6.30 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month, unless otherwise stated. (See the Church Calendar.)
Monthly we hold an All Age Café Church when you can join us for an informal time of music, fun and fellowship - something for all the family to enjoy. Coffee and cakes are served so why not come along to see what it is all about.
Our Junior Church meets each week with children participating in the morning service for the first part, and then going to their classes except when we have our All Age Café Church when the children stay and participate.
Wednesday Evening Church Nights meet at 7.30pm and are held in various homes. These are usually for Bible Study but can also be Prayer Meetings. Please call us or email us for details.
Monthly we either have a coffee morning, a lunch or we have a trip out. Please see our Church Calendar for details.
Youth Clubs meet every Monday during term times, with the Junior Club meeting from 6.00pm to 7.15pm (school years 1 to 6) and the Senior Club meeting from 7.00pm to 8.30pm (school years 7 to 9) on alternate weeks.. Please check the Church Calendar for more details.
Sainthill is an all-age Church family, but we have a heart in particular for children and young people. We are involved with the local primary school at Kentisbeare, where we take weekly assemblies. We run various clubs and activities for young people, and an annual Children’s Holiday Club during the summer.
Our 2018 Holiday Club was entitled "Castle Kids". 35 primary age youngsters had a great time at Sainthill Church’s Holiday Club. With a theme of castles... with knights and dragons (maidens to be rescued, armour to be worn, etc.!) they had a wide variety of fun and craft activities from making bath-bombs to trying to knock the church down (Oh for a rebuild!)!
Using stories from the Bible and St. Paul’s idea of spiritual qualities as ‘the Armour of God’ (Ephesians 6:13- 17) we followed themes like truth, courage and faith. A realistic child-sized castle was built, with daily attempts to shoot the dragon, and a competition of various bold knights to scale the tower.
After a much-needed day off there was an outing to Exmouth beach, with some sand-castle building and total-immersion paddling!
We have hosted “Barn Praise”, a worship event in May and September for many years. Firstly at Higher Sainthill Farm and latterly at Taormina Barn, Kerswell. This has now moved to "The Venue" at nearby Uffculme School and so become "Spring Praise" and "Autumn Praise"..