Although the legal restrictions associated with the pandemic have now been removed, we are intending to keep some restrictions in place as we open for worship on a Sunday morning. A one-way system remains in place in the building, entering through the blue doors on St George’s St, and exiting through the Grapes St doors.
Whilst we no longer are taking attendance bookings, we will be taking names and addresses of visitors to allow for track and trace protocols. Masks will continue to be worn throughout the building, and people will be directed to their seats to maximise social distancing, masks are to be worn even whilst sat and singing, and singing is restricted to, “not louder than talking,” volume. Teas and coffees are now being served at tables and mingling in the building is still currently discouraged, as is the use of the toilets.
All this of course, remains subject to Government guidance, updates to this and will be announced through the email and regular communication channels before the website is updated.
During these extraordinary times we are very conscious of our sense of duty to our members, congregation, and local community. Tony is happy to receive calls, looking for practical, prayer and pastoral support.
Pastor Tony Togneri – 07595 728739
Restrictions though did not stop as celebrating Harvest and as usual at Harvest we supported the BMS, Harvest Appeal, I Will Stand. The total money raised and set to BMS World Misson will be used to support the persecuted church throughout the world.
And as usual we were delighted with the decoration of the church as carried out by some of the church ladies.
We are a family church in the heart of the community of Macclesfield. We aim to share our love for God with each other and the wider community, through a wide range of activities, to suit people of all age groups. Our Mission is to proclaim the relevance of God to our local community by sharing the love of God, as displayed by His Son, Jesus Christ, unconditionally and without prejudice.
St. George’s Street Baptist Church is a member of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and subscribes to the Union’s Declaration of Principle, which is:-
“That our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, is the sole and absolute authority in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as revealed in the Holy Scripture, and that each church has liberty, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to administer His laws.
That Christian Baptism is the immersion in water into the name of the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit, of those who have professed repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ who ‘died for our sins according to the Scriptures, was buried, and rose again on the third day’.
That it is the duty of every disciple to bear personal witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to take part in the evangelisation of the world.”
Our Vision Statement
We believe that God’s vision for St. George’s St. Baptist Church is to be a living, growing body of His people, having a unity of purpose, drawing people to a personal faith in Jesus Christ, through their witness expressed by the strength of their love for one another and their commitment to prayer and worship. We believe God’s will for us is to express this vision by focusing on the local community in relation to our activities, our building and our organisation.
As a member of the Baptist Union, we are as a church independent of any central body and decisions concerning the running of the church, are made by the Church Members, through regular Church Meetings. The Members elect Deacons, who have responsibility for the day-to-day activities and functions of the church.
Click on the links above to explore what is happening at St. Georges Street Baptist Church on a Sunday and the many activities that take place within the church during the week – better still, please see for yourself!