Welcome to Northfield Baptist Church, 'Worship at the Heart of the Community'.

We are a welcoming group of folk who want to make Jesus known and who seek to support each other along the journey.

Sunday Services

We meet every Sunday morning for worship at 10.45am, come as you are!

Next Sunday (26th September) is Harvest,
please see details further down this page.

We are still observing social distancing and wearing masks (unless medically exempt) during our services. What hasn't changed is our warm welcome, and we look forward to worshipping with you.

Our services are also being recorded and live streamed to YouTube.

Recorded services are available online.

Weekly Prayer Meeting

We believe prayer is an important part of the life of our Church, we meet every Wednesday evening to pray together on Zoom. Please email Sue or Theresa (details at the bottom of the page) if you would like us to pray for you or you would like to join us at this meeting.

The Open Door Cafe

WELCOME BACK!

Our Open Door Cafe is run by volunteers and is open Monday to Friday, from 10am to 1pm, serving a range of hot drinks, toast and teacakes.

The light and airy space in our Sanctuary provides a safe, distanced  space to catch up with friends and make new ones.

We continue to follow Government guidelines as they are issued.

Community News



Northfield Food Service run a Community Cafe from our building every Thursday evening, 4pm-6.30pm.
A meal and a range of hot drinks are available on a 'pay as you feel' basis. All welcome!



If you want to find out more about which groups are now operating, or about hiring the rooms at the church building, please contact the Church Administrator who will be able to help you with your enquiry.



Harvest Service!
Join us next Sunday (26th September) for our Harvest Service.

We will be collecting dried and tinned goods (not pasta) for Birmingham City Mission.

Please bring your donations to the Sunday service or any weekday between 10am and 1pm, leaving them on the Communion Table.



Contact Us

Church Secretary: Sue Moss – Email: secretary@northfieldbaptist.org.uk

Children & Youth Pastor: Abbie Meacham – Email: abbie@northfieldbaptist.org.uk

Ministry Support Worker: Theresa Burton – Email: theresa@northfieldbaptist.org.uk

Church Administrator: Chris Acey – Email: office@northfieldbaptist.org.uk

Designated Person for Safeguarding (DPS): Alison Button – Email: safeguarding@northfieldbaptist.org.uk

 

SAFEGUARDING POLICY STATEMENT

 As part of our mission, we:

  • Welcome children and adults at risk into the life of our community
  • Run activities for children and adults at risk
  • Make our premises available to organisations working with children and adults at risk

Our safeguarding responsibilities

The church recognises its responsibilities in safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk, regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability.

As members of this church we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping of all associated with the church and will pray for them regularly. In pursuit of this, we commit ourselves to this policy and to the development of sound procedures to ensure we implement our policy well.

  • Prevention and reporting of abuse

It is the duty of each church member to help prevent the abuse of children and adults at risk, and the duty of each church member to respond to concerns about the well-being of children and adults at risk. Any abuse disclosed, discovered or suspected will be reported in accordance with our procedures. The church will fully co-operate with any statutory investigation into any suspected abuse linked with the church.

  • Safer recruitment, support and supervision of workers

The church will exercise proper care in the selection and appointment of those working with children and adults at risk, whether paid or voluntary. All workers will be provided with appropriate training, support and supervision to promote the safekeeping of children and adults at risk.

  • Respecting children and adults at risk

The church will adopt a code of behaviour for all who are appointed to work with children and adults at risk so that all children and adults are shown the respect that is due to them.

  • Safer working practices

The church is committed to providing an environment that is as safe as possible for children and adults at risk and will adopt ways of working with them that promote their safety and well-being.

  • A safer community

The church is committed to the prevention of bullying. The church will seek to ensure that the behaviour of any individuals who may pose a risk to children, young people and adults at risk in the community of the church is managed appropriately.

Safeguarding contact points within our church

 The church has appointed the following individuals to form part of the church safeguarding team:

 

ALISON BUTTON, Designated Person for Safeguarding (DPS)

She will advise the church on any matters related to the safeguarding of children and adults at risk and take the appropriate action when abuse is disclosed, discovered or suspected.

Email address:         safeguarding@northfieldbaptist.org.uk

 

SUE MOSS, Safeguarding Trustee

She will raise the profile of safeguarding within the church and oversee and monitor the implementation of the safeguarding policy and procedures on behalf of the church trustees.

Email address:        secretary@northfieldbaptist.org.uk

 

Our church minister is also an important part of the Church Safeguarding Team.  Where possible, the Church Safeguarding Team will work together if and when issues arise. However, each person has a responsibility to report allegations of abuse as soon as they are raised.

Further definitions of these roles can be found in the BUGB publications ‘Safe to Grow’ (2011) & ‘Safe to Belong’ (2015).

Northfield Baptist Church

789 Bristol Road South
Northfield
Birmingham
West Midlands
B31 2NQ

(0121) 476 6678