Maryam's off to Jamaica!
Having been at CBC all her life, Maryam recently left for Uni. Now she's off to Jamaica for 3 months working with underprivileged kids. We had a whip round to help keep her going while she's away.
Queen's Birthday Street Party
The Queen turned 90 in June 2016, and the locals held a street party. As the local church, we were invited to hold a stall and as you can see, Rev Stephen enjoyed himself more than anyone
It's not just the hippies who get up early to watch the sun come up, sometimes Christians do too. This Easter, we all met at Gladstone Park to see in Easter, then piled back to the church for breakfast.
Easter TV ad - filmed at CBC!
This Easter, the organisation Churchads.net commissioned an advert that was shot at CBC. Production was carried out by Cris, Tony and Mason from YWAM. We think it turned out nicely...
Singing at the Winterfest
Our kids were asked to sing while the Cricklewood Christmas lights were switched on. Aw!
Quiz Night - the winners...
Look at them - that's what winning looks like! Our inaugural church quiz went down pretty well.
Welcome to Meal Club
The first rule of Meal Club is you tell everyone about Meal Club. We meet on Wednesday at 7pm, then we turn the church lounge into Cricklewood's best restaurant. Let Stephen know if you fancy coming - numbers are limited and this is a popular one. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Happy 108th Birthday CBC!
We love birthdays here and had a fab time celebrating our own on October 4th. We were glad to welcome back our former minister, Teo Baima, who for some reason, hid at the back of the group photo. Thanks to everyone who put on such a fabulous spread afterwards.
Kid's Club is back!
If you have any primary aged kids who need to let rip for an hour and a half after school on a Friday, you know where to bring them. Games, quizzes, videos and a tuck shop. It's probably as much fun a 5-11 year old can have on a Friday afternoon. Parents / helpers are welcome, especially if you are CRB/DBS checked. Alternatively, leave your sprogs with us at 6pm and pick them up at 7.30
The Nun Next Door...
Did you know that we are just down the road from St Rose's Convent? The nuns there aren't actually nuns, they are Dominican Sisters and Sister Chris McGarry has spent a lot of time teaching in the townships of South Africa.It was great to hear her story at our June 'Café Church'.
In April 2015, we were fortunate enough to welcome Uganda's Watoto Childrens' Choir to CBC. They came, they sang, they conquered hearts.
Christmas 2015 at CBC
Back in 1990, times were tough, money was tight and the repairs to our building were way beyond the money we had. Sadly, we vacated our church building and decamped to the church hall next door. The old church was sold for flats and that was the end of the story. Until Christmas 2014, that is. We realised that the central atrium of Trinity Court is perfectly big enough to hold a church service and asked the landlords if we could come and sing carols. The answer was a big fat yes and the resulting Carol Service even featured in the local paper.
Tony and Brenda Lenthall
All the way from Tasmania, or Siberia, or Argentina, or Normandy, or Nagaland, or Cuba, or anywhere that they have set up churches and carried out missions, we were happy to invite the Lenthalls to CBC. Two of our members were baptised by them in Australia back in the 80s so it was like a homecoming. Hopefully, they'll be back soon.
RIP Rev Veronica Campbell
Sad news in October 2014 - our beloved former minister passed away in her home town of Plymouth aged 73. Veronica was at Cricklewood for 17 years from 1991-2008. Before this she worked as a missionary in Bangladesh where she founded a school for blind girls. Eighteen of us travelled down to her funeral and she will be much missed. Rest in peace.
Kid's Club - the fun begins!
Fancy a game of table tennis? Pool? Dancing to the Wii? Kicking a ball around? Well, if you're not a primary aged kid then you're out of luck. This one kicked off in September and is exclusively for 5-11s. Kids Club takes place in the church every Friday during term time from 6-7.30pm