Newbold Church Service

Our 11:15am service is available LIVE every Saturday morning, while previous services and programs are archived on our YouTube channel.

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Welcome to our church, where you can worship with us (Early Service 09:00, Family Service 11:15 and Salisbury Hall Service 11:15) or join a study group either for children or adults at 10:00, each week.   If you would like to join us online, our Family Services are streamed live and archived on YouTube and FaceBook.  The Salisbury Hall services and streamed here.  A number of resources are listed above (Sabbath School and Small Groups, the Learning Hub), where you will also find a number of options for giving and staying informed (ChurchSuite). For up to date information about church life, subscribe to our weekly email

Important Information: 

Dear Church Family,

This message is a little different. Instead of sharing what we do as a church, now is a good time to focus on the how, for a change. Oftentimes, what could be called our ‘operational values‘ speak louder than what we declare to stand for. No human nor church is perfect, but we are called to aim for integrity – our words and deeds reflecting God’s character and love in all aspects of life, including the operational side of being a community of faith. So, as both reassurance and reminder, let us revisit some of the pillars of how we do things together, and what these practices say about what we truly cherish.

At Newbold Church, every individual is valued and every member is significant. This is highlighted in one of our five core priorities – care for one another – a commitment to be a community where each of us can belong, be heard, and experience support and acceptance. A true test of whether we live up to this principle is whether we adhere to biblical teachings to resolve grievances, misunderstandings, and tensions among our congregation, guided by the example of Jesus. Our commitment to truth, inclusion, and transparency means that no issue should ever be swept under the carpet. Our duty of care demands that no dispute be permitted to cause more hurt and disruption than inevitable. So we aim to minimise the negative impact by addressing conflicts in the smallest possible sphere, following the principles in Matthew 18:15-18: the process begins with a private discussion between the aggrieved parties. If reconciliation is not achieved, one or two additional members are involved as mediators and witnesses to attempt resolution. Should this step fail, the issue is brought before the church. This gradual process is a good example of doing our best to live out our values in complicated situations.

In a church as big as Newbold, it is sometimes possible to forget that the operational ‘machinery’ is actually a well-established response to this very same question. Our church is structured to ensure that our community embodies the values of collaboration and transparency. The various parts of this system – with their unique but interrelated responsibilities – report to each other to ensure unity, efficiency, and accountability. You will be able to explore the structural makeup of our church on the factsheet (below) and view a summary of our activity in the yearly Business Meeting reports (below).

One might say that, of all the operational categories, the way we use the church funds is governed by the most rigorous framework, ensuring transparency and accountability in all financial transactions. Every department and pastoral team member is bound by strict financial protocols when incurring expenses, ensuring that all resources are utilised responsibly and with utmost integrity. Regular audits of our accounts by independent external bodies provide an additional layer of oversight and assurance, while monthly financial reports are presented to the regular Church Board meetings, and to our yearly Business Meeting.

As a community that moves together, we believe in open and inclusive dialogue. This is how we discern God’s will for our community, test our proposals, and develop and revise our practices. The Pastoral Team and Church Board are always open to receiving comments, questions, and suggestions from our congregation. All feedback is carefully considered at various relevant leadership levels. We are looking forward to hearing from you via e-mail, in a written letter, or in person.

Committing together to these values and channels will foster a stronger and healthier community that glorifies God in both, our ‘what’ and ‘how’, and serves as a beacon of hope to those around us.

The Church Board thanks you for your continued support and prayers.

Fact Sheet 1

Business Meeting Reports: 2024; 2023; 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019.