Our last minister Revd Amanda Pink left Haddenham Baptist Church in September 2018 returning to Sheppey to consider her next step with God.
Amanda is now working as a hospital chaplain
Some of the church members and congregation met with Rev Colin Pye of the CBA in January 2019 and is now beginning the process of writing a new church profile.
The deacons of Haddenham Baptist Church are currently in discussion with Cornerstone,Thame to see if we can share resources, personnel and find ways to work together in the future
The deacons and church are in regular prayer about the next steps.
We are pleased to report that the ongoing discussions with Cornerstone are proving fruitful. Personnel from Cornerstone come once a month to Haddenham to lead worship and some of our youth join in the young peoples activities at Cornerstone. Both congregations are in need of prayer to see where this exciting partnership may lead.
In discussion with Cornerstone we decided to call a minister solely for Haddenham Baptist Church in the first instance, who would then work with Paddy at Cornerstone to further strengthen relationships and explore ways to cement our partnership.
Jonny Fillis who is associate minister at Dagnall Street Baptist Church, St Albans came to preach with a view in March, the deacons having consulted with the church meeting and issued a call , which Jonny and his family have accepted.
Jonny was once a member at Cornerstone, his sending church, when he did ministerial training at Regent’s Park College. Becky, his wife, has family in the area, so they know of Haddenham and appreciate the links we are trying to forge with Cornerstone
Jonny married to Becky have 2 small boys and hope to move to Haddenham late August to begin ministry here in September.
Pray God’s blessing on them, as they begin their ministry, here in Haddenham, and on us as a church, that we are able to support them in many different ways. Let us pray that this will be a fruitful shared ministry.