Coronavirus update

Upon advice from the government, we are postponing all our services until further notice. The chapel will be open on Sunday mornings from 10:30am should anyone wish to come along and pray. There is plenty of space for folk to be a reasonable distance from others to reduce the risk of infection along all the other precautions we have taken. May God bless us all and protect us and those we love from harm from this virus.

Church and the Corona Virus

I want to encourage you with a few verses of scripture. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25 It may seem difficult to heed these words to the Hebrews not to give up meeeting together when there is concern about public gatherings and the spread of Coronavirus [Read more...]

Looking after your mental and spiritual health during the Coronavirus pandemic. (By Lee Woodward)

Many of us are now feeling the affects of the current situation concerning the coronavirus. Everyday we are being bombarded by information about the coronavirus through various media outlets. Not all of it is helpful. There are now people in our communities who have now been told to self isolate. Others of us are now becoming aware of how our actions effect not only us, but others who may be vulnerable to the coronavirus. This understandably may have an effect on our mental and spiritual health. [Read more...]

Hearing From God

I can no longer count the amount of times I have heard from God. Whether you believe I have heard from God is another matter. I can only tell you about my experiences in the hope that you will join me on this quest to hear from God. Whether you join me on this journey or not is entirely up to you. If you do join me on this quest then I warn you that your empty aspirations will be challenged. Your assumptions, your preconceived perceptions, your apathy, your version of reality will be shaken to [Read more...]

Changes to our website

We are in the process of transferring our website from www.hookybaptist.com to www.hookybaptist.org.uk. Please bear with us as we make the changes. The new site will enable us to set up a secure members aware where members and staff will be able to access secure information about the church, its ministries and facilities. If you have any problems or issues during this time, please email the webadmin.

An Indian Odyssey – Day Eleven

We woke in the early hours, about 3am, as Pastor Paul was collecting us at 4am to take us to Bengaluru airport. He was early, and we hit the road at 4am. This was the quietest traffic we had ever seen! After saying our goodbye to Paul we made it through check-in to Passport Control where, once again, I had to wait whilst the officer checked every detail of my passport and evisa before finally letting me through to Departures. I must have a certain look because it seems that I have more [Read more...]

An Indian Odyssey – Day Ten

I just couldn't believe how quick this week had gone. This morning, I had the privilege of preaching at the church again. I preached on Psalm 23 on how Father God is our Good Shepherd, how he provides, protects and directs our lives. Lee shared some prophetic words, and we prayed for many people afterwards. I felt particularly drawn to talk to a young lady and felt the Lord had given me a word for her. I shared it with her and Pastor Paul and prayed that the Lord would confirm or otherwise [Read more...]

An Indian Odyssey – Day Nine

Today's plan was to take the children to the local KFC for lunch so Paul planned to pick us up at 12:00 noon to be there for 12:30pm. As it does in India, the plan changed to being collected at 1pm for 1:30 at the KFC. Stanley arrived a few minutes after 1pm, and took us to the KFC. I don't think they knew what was coming! In the end there were 30+ children from the orphanage plus 10 others (staff and children) taking over the first floor of the KFC. I was expecting the place to be rather [Read more...]

An Indian Odyssey – Day Eight

Today we went to Mysore to see Mysore Palace. Pastor Paul, Stanley and a hired drive picked us up at the hotel after having breakfast and we left about 8am. It took us over an hour to get out of Bengaluru and onto the highway to Mysore. After a few hours, we stopped off at a Sugar Cane farm, and the farmer allowed us to look around. Here they harvest the cane by hand and have ox-pulled carts to collect the cane from the field and deliver to the farm next to the highway. Pastor Paul and [Read more...]