Colwell Baptist Church

...a church IN the community, FOR the community

  • Colwell Road
  • Freshwater
  • Isle of Wight
  • PO40 9NB

01983 753741
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Colwell Baptist Church is Bible-based, family-friendly church in the village of Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. We are a lively and growing church, made up of lots of people from different ages and stages of life. Click here to see a map of where we are.

Click here to find a list of recent news updates from Dave.

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At the moment, due to COVID-19, we are not holding services in the church building. However, our minister Dave - along with his family - broadcasts an online church service at 10.30am every Sunday morning. These services, called "Church at Home", combine various elements of pre-recorded content, including sung worship led by Lisa (Dave's wide) and Noah (one of his sons). Some of the content is recorded from inside our church building and all of it is hosted and presented in a very informal, family-centered way, filmed in their lounge. Click on the image above to visit our YouTube page. If you would like to join the congregation (Dave's family included), for 15 minutes of informal chat before the service one week, why not log in to the Colwell Baptist "Virtual Church Hall" on Zoom via the link bellow, any time from 10.15am.

Title screen for Harvest Service 2020Back in September, Dave recorded a short, 45-minute "Virtual Harvest Festival" from the church. Click here to watch this service on our YouTube page.

The service includes some traditional hymns and prayers, as well as a couple of interview-based videos about he work of the IW Foodbank.

Zoom Room LogoAt the moment, we are using an online video-conferencing platform called Zoom to stay in touch. The congregation are invited to "log in" to our "virtual church hall" at either 4pm on a Monday or at 8pm on a Tuesday, every week for a 40min time of chat, fellowship and prayer. 

During the 40 minutes, Dave will split everyone into smaller groups for some of the time, and there'll be a chance to pray together too. It might feel a bit strange at first - but let's use technology if we have it, to stay up-to-date and aware of how we're each doing as we navigate this season of life as a church family. 

Our "virtual church hall" can be accessed by clicking the image above, or by typing the "Meeting ID" number (863 037 2185) into Zoom - either on the web, or on the app. The password is the name of our church secretary. 

As part of these weekly times of fellowship we are going to be reading together through a book as part of the Big Church Read. Click here to find out more about this new national initiative.

(The "hall" will also be open every Sunday morning for quarter of an hour from 10.15am for more informal fellowship/chat)

Whether you are new to the area, new to faith, new to church - or simply on holiday on the Island and looking for a local church to come to - you will always find a warm and friendly welcome at Colwell Baptist Church - at the moment, sadly, this has to be via the church's public YouTube channel.

Although our website is quite basic, we hope it will tell you all you need to know about us. If you would like to know more, please just drop us a line!

      - Dave Burton (Minister)

CBC Congregation 2017