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Grosvenor Road Baptist Church


Welcome To Grosvenor Road Baptist Church Dublin
 
Due to ongoing government guidelines we are sad to say that we are not gathering in person in the Grosvenor building. The weekly broadcast will be on the livestream and we invite you to view this on YouTube.

Grosvenor Road Baptist Church Dublin is an active church in Dublin made up of people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities – including some who are investigating who God is and what life is all about. In response to God’s undeserved love shown to us in Jesus Christ, we aim to honour Jesus Christ in all we do.  We strive to teach God’s word, the bible and live a life of obedience, joy and love. You are very welcome to come to any of our Sunday services. We also run a number of other groups and activities for men, women, families, children, young people, students and internationals.

ABOUT US     OUR VISION
Service Times We meet every Sunday at 11am and 7pm.
Come and join us
Location Grosvenor Road Baptist Church, 15A Grosvenor Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6,
D06 AH26. Find us on a map

What’s On

Upcoming Events

Sun 1 Aug 2021 10:00am – 11:30am
Sun 1 Aug 2021 11:45am – 12:30pm
Sun 1 Aug 2021 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Sun 8 Aug 2021 10:00am – 11:30am
VIEW THE CALENDAR

Latest Talks

Ed Neill
18/04/2021
Ed Neill
25/04/2021
Trevor Ramsay
31/01/2021
Peter Kenny
02/05/2021
FULL MEDIA LIBRARY

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details below) for our Sunday Services starting at 11am and 7pm. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team who will be wearing a Welcome lanyard.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits from 10am, before the service begins. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Plan your journey: 

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Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10am with a warm welcome from one of our team members. Then follows a time of sung worship, led by our band. We typically have 2 or 3 songs lasting approximately 20 minutes. Sometimes a person might pray out loud or read a small passage from the bible. Sometimes people share things that they believe God is saying to the whole church family. This might seem strange the first time you hear it but it’s all part of our connecting with God. We then share news and notices, usually about what’s going on in the life of the church. One of our leaders will then give a sermon that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then finish with a final worship song. Sometimes there is an opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service.

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What about my kids?

We have a great programme lined up for kids of all ages:

  • Creche (0 months to 3 years). Children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their parent/grown-up at all times.
  • Livewires (3-7 years)
  • Encounter (7-11 years)
  • Katalyst (11-15 years)
  • Young people (15+ years) Stay in service.

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of the notices someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups. You will need to go with your children to their groups and register them as part of our child safety policy. Whilst you are dropping your kids off at their groups, we pause to take time to chat to someone sitting near or next to us, giving folk a chance to come back before the sermon begins.

The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.

Children

Getting Connected


Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

Other Ministries

We also run the following ministries:

  • Men's Ministries
  • Women's Ministries
  • Night Shelter
  • Foodbank
     
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 

Leadership 

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We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes

(Handwritten Signature)

Onsite Services                 Online Services

COVID-19 Updates


Covid Updates May 7th 2021

In addition to the reopening plan these proocols are now in place.

Booking system: Now by the website and on first-come-first-served basis

Book Here

All Toilets are open – please adhere to social distancing
Face Masks are required for all (unless you are a young child or medically advised not to wear a mask)

Church Reopening Plan June 2020

WILL THE BUILDING BE CLEANED PRIOR TO OUR MEETING TOGETHER?

Yes. In addition to the usual cleaning, all hard surfaces (e.g. door handles, chairs) will have been disinfected and will continue to be so regularly. The water system will also have been flushed out in order to ensure its cleanliness.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN COME?

The number of people present on a Sunday morning will be limited to 50 for the time being in keeping with government regulations. Chairs will be arranged so that each person or household group will have a 2-metre gap between them and the next person or household group. This obviously means that we will not have as many people present as we would like.

WILL I HAVE TO BOOK IN?

Yes. In order to keep our numbers within the 50-person limit, everyone will have to book in prior to coming. This will be achieved through the use of a booking system. This may feel unusual, and it is! However, it will enable us to care well for each other. It will mean that people won’t come and be disappointed by not having a seat. It will also mean that everyone who wants to come has an opportunity to come over the course of a number of weeks. As the government regulation is increased to 100 people (effectively from 26 July in our case), we may be able to increase our numbers a little as well, while keeping our distance! N.B. Please don’t arrive without having booked in and received a confirmation email as we won’t be able to admit you.

HOW WILL THE BOOKING SYSTEM WORK?

Everyone who would like to come to church on a particular Sunday will register themselvesI’d like to attend in PersonYou can also register for friends or family members but please check with them first! Alternatively you may contact the office (office@grosvenorbaptist.org or +353 1 497 4798) or one of the elders in order to register. Registration will remain open until 11pm on Thursday each week.

Not everyone who registers will be able to come. Of those who register, fifty people (minus those involved in running the service) will receive an invitation on Friday to attend. Initially, if there are more than fifty who would like to come, they will be allocated a space in the following week. N.B. Please don’t arrive without having booked in and received a confirmation email as we won’t be able to admit you.

WHO MAY COME?

If you’d like to come and your booking has been confirmed, we’d be delighted for you to come. The only exceptions to this are if you have covid-19 symptoms and/or have been told to self-isolate.

Children are more than welcome but don’t forget to book them in too. For the moment crèche and Sunday Club won’t be happening. However, the service will be shorter than usual. It is now recognised that children are low-risk when it comes to transmitting the virus but they will still need to abide by social distancing, coughing/sneezing etiquette.

WILL THE SERVICE BE AVAILABLE ONLINE?

Yes. We are very aware that for some, they will prefer not to come to church immediately for health concerns or personal reasons. For others they would have liked to have come but the 50-person limit will prevent them from doing so on every occasion. With that in mind, we will broadcast the Sunday service live on www.grosvenorbaptist.org Details of how to access this will be given in the Grosvenor Newsletter each week.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING IF I’M COMING TO GROSVENOR?

Please bring your Bible – in order to lower the risk of spreading covid-19 the red church Bibles won’t be available during the service.

Please consider bringing a pen and paper/notebook to take sermon notes. (Pens, paper, and hard copies of Grosvenor Weekly News will not be provided).

We also encourage you to bring facial tissues. We will provide some but bringing our own will enable us to practise good coughing and sneezing etiquette.

SHOULD I WEAR A FACE COVERING?

According to the most recent guidelines, the wearing of face coverings is strongly recommended in places of worship. Keep in mind however that some people shouldn’t wear a face covering: children and some people with specific conditions shouldn’t. In this regard we need to be gracious and understanding with one another. Before coming, please be familiar with how to correctly wear a face covering. It can be found by clicking here. Please also keep up to date with government regulations as they are changing from time to time.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN I ARRIVE?

We will be delighted that you’ve come. We’ve really missed seeing you!

As you chat to others on the way to the building, through the carpark, and if you need to queue, please keep social distancing guidelines in mind.

At the door you’ll be given a warm welcome as usual, though without handshakes or hugs! A steward will check you off the booking list – this will also enable us to fulfil government tracing guidelines as we’ll know who was at Grosvenor on any given Sunday. You will be asked to sanitise your hands with the gel provided. Then the steward will bring you to your seat – please be patient as there may be a need to queue along the way. We’ll fill seats from the front so as to avoid people passing by one another unnecessarily.

WHAT WILL THE SERVICE BE LIKE?

The service will be a very welcome opportunity to worship God together as we pray, hear the Bible taught and reflect on a song or two together. In the first few weeks John Woodside will be continuing his series on “Psalms for Times of Isolation”. Although singing is a vital part of worshipping God together, we won’t sing for the time being – there is a lack of solid research as to the risks involved with singing and there is evidence to show that singing increases the risk of contagion. We will all miss this element of worshipping God but out of care for one another we will forego it for the time being. We will listen to a song being sung and reflect on the words together. We plan to start the service at 11am as usual and it should finish before 12.

We won’t share the Lord’s supper for the time being until we can do so safely.

CAN I GIVE FINANCIALLY?

As you know, part of our worship is by giving back to God some of what he has given to us. Offering bags won’t be passed around but there will be an offering bucket on the way out if you would like to give in this way. We encourage you to continue to give through the bank if you so wish.

WHAT FACILITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE?

The disabled toilet at the back of the church will be available to use for anyone who wants to use it but other toilets will be unavailable in order to minimise risk of contagion. We encourage you to factor this into your plans.

The baby-changing facilities in this toilet will also be available.

The kitchen will not be in use.

Along with the other approaches we’ve adopted, we will continue to review this in subsequent weeks.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER THE SERVICE?

We won’t have tea or coffee and we won’t stay around for too long. We will also continue to social distance. However, we encourage you to find ways to spend time with a small group of friends from the church family – perhaps bring lunch to a local park together.

WHAT ABOUT OTHER ACCESS TO THE BUILDING?

Access to the building is strictly limited for the time being in order to maintain hygiene. If it is essential to access the building, please register with the office to arrange this.

We will be actively reviewing the plans laid out above and further information will be made available if needed.

Thank you for your prayers and support as we have planned to reopen the Grosvenor building. We look forward to the church – that is, the people of God – coming in to worship him in the building soon.