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Here you will find the latest updates about our life at Bloomsbury - from sermons to community updates.
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Fear, Faith and Sex

29th Dec 2020

The 1960 song Stand By Me has been recorded by hundreds of artists, from the Beatles to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It’s also become a karaoke favourite and a popular choice for school choirs and orchestras. However, many people are surprised when they learn the song has its roots in a spiritual yearning expressed by slaves. Duncan Bartlett has been tracing the religious and psychological sources of Stand By Me. Read more

The Hope of New Life - Christmas Sermon 2020

27th Dec 2020

Simon Woodman preaching on Christmas Day 2020 Read more


25th Dec 2020

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God's Midwives

17th Dec 2020

Simon Woodman preaching at Provoking Faith in a Time of Isolation, the online gathering of Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church. Read more

Light in the Darkness

11th Dec 2020

Simon Woodman preaching at Provoking Faith in a Time of Isolation, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 13th December 2020 Read more

Hope in the Face of Despair

4th Dec 2020

Hope in the face of despair’ Provoking Faith in a Time of Isolation Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church 6th December 2020 Joel 2.12-13, 21-22, 28-29 Read more

What does it mean to “Hold On” when bound by slavery?

3rd Dec 2020

The slave-era spiritual “Hold On” has become a gospel classic, reinterpreted hundreds of times over the past two centuries. Noah, Jesus and the Virgin Mary all appear in the lyrics. Yet its message is a direct challenge to white Christians who attempt to justify racism. By Duncan Bartlett Read more

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