We are a Baptist Church, meeting at Woodpond Close in Seer Green.
We are an active lively church, and you can read about some of the things we are involved in throughout this website. In addition to our life and work in Seer Green, we also support mission societies working elsewhere in the UK and overseas, and you can read about that here.
Although every Baptist Church is autonomous, self governing and self financing we are part of the union of Baptist Churches known as The Baptist Union of Great Britain. BUGB is made up of regions and we are part of the Central Baptist Association so have links with other Baptist Churches in our geographical area. We have also developed very strong links with the Anglican Church in the village, Holy Trinity, and enjoy doing lots of things together throughout the year such as joint services on special occasions like Remembrance Sunday, joint meetings for Bible study and prayer during Lent, and joint work for families and children including a large, annual summer Holiday Club.
On 25th October 2020 we said farewell to our minister for the past four years – Andrew McCausland – as he moved on to follow God’s call in his own life.
We look forward to summer 2021 when Louise Gilbertson will be joining us as our new Missional Leader.
The Leadership Team of the Church is as follows:
Barry is married to Janice. They have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. They live in Seer Green and have been attending Seer Green Baptist Church since 1986 when they were baptised. Barry started his working life as a manufacturing engineer, then as a Technical Director before becoming self-employed in 1992. Janice was an infant teacher. Barry is the church Treasurer with oversight of the day to day financial dealings of the church.
David is married to Linda and they have two grown up children and one grandchild. They have been members of the church for 18 years. David became a Christian at the age of nineteen. He has had a long career in business from which he has recently semi-retired. David chairs the Leadership Team meetings and the Church Members Meetings for the Church, and is also responsible for overseeing the long-term financial dealings of the church.
Gill is married to Clive and they have lived in Seer Green for 40 years. Originally from the Midlands, Gill was baptised at 17, having discovered that Jesus is real! A primary teacher, she used that training in leading women’s meetings and small groups. A course at London Bible College helped in developing her role overseeing Fresh Horizons and the Pastoral Care within the church. She also sits on the the Baptist Union Retreat Group and is part of the team that organises retreats for them.
Tim has been married to Marion since 1978. They have two grown-up children and two grandchildren. Both Tim and Marion are involved in the worship team, with Marion singing and Tim playing drums. They moved to Seer Green from London in 1984. Tim came to a faith in the church aged 35. Marion was confirmed in the Anglican church in her early teens. Both were baptised at SGBC shortly after moving here as a symbol of their renewed faith and commitment. Tim is currently Church Secretary and oversees the legal and administrative functions in the church. Marion heads up the Mission Team.