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Baptism of Esther

We were pleased to witness four of our Church family go through the waters of baptism this week.

You can hear Esther’s story here.


Baptism of Chris

We were pleased to witness four of our church family go through the waters of baptism this week.

You can hear Chris’s testimony here.


The Gift of Generosity

The second in our mini-series #I Love My Church explores our attitudes to relationships, possessions and money in The Gift of Generosity.



This week we start a mini-series #I Love My Church.  Vision provides the motivation to be able to go where we’ve never been and catch a glimpse of what could and should be.  Simon guides us towards what the bible explains of God’s Vision and purpose and explains how we can be a hope in the heart of […]


Being Community

In our monthly HUB service this week we welcome Ashley Stewart from Kings Family Church as our guest speaker taking us on we take a look at what it means to Be Community  for God, for WRBC, for Hucknall and our local area and wider…

this is a whole service recording



Mission-Shaped Church

As we begin a new year it’s a time to refocus on what God wants us to be.  This week we took a look at 2 Thessalonians 1:1-10 to learn about being mission shaped.


Hope at the Heart of Christmas

Our annual carol service featuring readings, drama and music by the orchestra and band of Watnall Road Baptist Church.

Happy Christmas!



The first Skyfall – no not the one with Daniel Craig, but 2000 years ago, when Heaven came down to Earth, when God humbled Himself as a little baby.

Simon takes us through 1 John 1, as we look at the first Skyfall.


How God prepared for Christmas

This week we take a step back and look at all the things the bible said had to be in place before Jesus could be born.  All the right people in the right positions of power, the right political power, the right spiritual power – and when everything came together, when the time was just […]


Silent Light

Isaiah was God’s messenger during a very dark time in the history of Judah.

It would have been hard for the people to see a way forward but God had a plan and through the word He revealed to Isaiah we too can look forward to the light coming into the world.