Christmas at Central Baptist Church

As we enter into what is arguably the busiest time in the life of the church, we're delighted to confirm our Christmas service times. 

Through the first three weeks of advent we'll be having both morning and evening services. Our morning services will be at the regular time of 10:45am and our evening services will be starting at 6:30pm

Through our morning services, Craig will be focussing on some lesser known characters in the nativity story. Our evening services will delve deeper into this, unpacking in a greater detail in a relaxed manner.

Our Christmas Eve morning service is entitled 'Christmas Break Out' and is an interactive service for all. After a time of worship, you're invited to either stay in the church for a Bible study or take part in either a reflective prayer station or participate in some family friendly activities. There will be no evening service on Sunday 24th December.

As is traditional at Central Baptist Church, our Christmas Day celebration service will start at the earlier time of 10:30am. This will be a service which is aimed at all the family.


Carols by Candlelight

Our 'Carols by Candlelight' service this year takes place on Friday 22nd December at 7:30pm. This promises to be a wonderful service with traditional carols as well as some new Christmas songs. We would love to welcome you!



Our all age nativity service will this year be held on Sunday 17th December. We would love to welcome you to this service!

Harvest Collection

We are delighted to announce that on Sunday 15th October we once again we will be collecting items for our connected charity, The Centre Project, which provides practical resourcing and support for the vulnerable within Leicester. Items that are accepted are listed below:

Please ensure all food items are within 'Best Before' or 'Use By' dates



  • Soup
  • Fish (Tuna)
  • Corned Beef
  • Ham
  • Spam
  • Chicken
  • Minced Beef
  • Vegetables
  • Stewing Beef
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Custard
  • Drinks (non-alcoholic pop) 


  • Orange Juice
  • Apple Juice
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Vimto
  • Orange Squash
  • Vegetarian gravy granules
  • Chicken gravy granules
  • Beef gravy granules
  • Jellies
  • Sauces
  • Vinegar
  • Sage & Onion stuffing
  • Rice
  • Kitchen foil
  • Cling film
  • Biscuits
  • Tomato Sauce/Paste
  • Cooking Oil
  • Custard Powder

If you're able to help with any of these items, then please bring them along on Sunday October 15th at 10:45am where we will be collecting them during the morning church service. Financial donations are also welcome, please speak to a member of the church leadership team for more information on this.

If you would like more information on The Centre Project please click here

Easter 2017 Services

As we look forward to reflecting on the death and resurrection of Jesus, we can't wait to welcome you into CBC. Please find below information about the services we're hosting over the Easter period;

9th April, 10:45- Palm Sunday service

16th April, 10:45- Easter Sunday service (led by Ellen Price)


We'll be joining in wih other celebrations throughout the city, so keep an eye out for any information that becomes available!

The Clean as Possible Comedy Show Artist Preview: Rob Thomas

The first in a three part series previewing 'The Clean as Possible Comedy Show', we learn more about our MC for the evening, Rob Thomas!


Welsh-born London-based Rob Thomas is proving his worth as an intelligent and very funny comedian. In 2015, Rob was runner-up in the UK Pun Championships at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival and went on to compère the Clean (As Possible) Comedy Show at the Edinburgh Festival. He beat the Comedy Store’s gong on his first appearance and has won the Comedy Café’s New Act Night twice. Rob is also the Guinness World Record Holder for eating the most baked beans with a toothpick (152) in three minutes!

 "Very funny, natural with refreshing warmth" Matt Forde“
The best performer on the night ... Superior physical presence.”
Bruce Dessau

Coming up at Central Baptist this September

So the summer holidays are drawing to a close, the days are beginning to get shorter. Not much to look forward to now right? Wrong! September is a very busy month in the life of the church, and here's a little bit of what you can expect:


Leicestershire Heritage Open Days / Ride and Stride- 9th/10th September

We're once again opening our doors for this years Heritage Open Days. If you've always wondered what we look like on the inside then come along Friday 9th September and Saturday 10th September and take a look around (from approximately 9:30am). We'll also be a destination for those taking part in the Ride and Stride event, where we'll be offering light refreshments for riders (and striders!) taking part in this years event. For more information about the heritage open days click here and for more information about the ride and stride click here.


The Big Welcome - Sunday 18th September

We're delighted to be hosting a Big Welcome service at CBC on Sunday 18th September! Led by friend of the church Craig Sweeny-Essex, this accessible service is designed to allow anyone who is unsure on church, or has stopped going to church, to show what it is that we're about as Christians. We'd love to welcome you on the 18th at 10:45am! Please don't hesitate to make yourself known to a steward.


The Social Space- Film night (Date TBC)

We're reintroducing the Social Space! The Social Space is an event where we get together with our friends from the Centre Project. We'll be kicking it off with a film night, and more details will follow. 



Keep a look out on our social media sites for more information and for other events that may be happening in the future!

CBC Family Fun Day / 20th August 2016 / 2-4pm

And.... relax! Teachers and students rejoice, it is officially the summer holidays! 

We've got plenty going on this summer, namely our annual summer family fun day. This year it's taking place Saturday, 20th August from 2-4pm, with an Olympic sporty theme. There's plenty to keep your little ones entertained and is great for all ages. We would politely ask that you stay with your children. 

Check out the Facebook page and let us know if you're coming along (or email 


Granby Street/Belvoir Street Roadworks July/August 2016

You may be met by this sight when trying to get to our carpark in Alfred Place (off Granby Street). Do not fear, access to the church is still possible by following these instructions: Turn left up Dover Street, right along Albion Street and right again along Chatham Street. You will now be able to turn right onto Granby Street, and Alfred Place is immediately on your left! (See the image below if still unsure)


This work will be taking place until early August, and there are currently major works being undertaken on Belvoir Street.