Leaders update

We’re pleased to announce that Abbie Brister has joined the Leadership Team, and we have revised the map of who is primarily responsible for what on our six-strong leadership team. But what does leadership mean in Forefront? In common with many churches whose origins are in the non-conformist tradition, we understand church leadership to be […]

Answers to prayer!

We have had some amazing answers to prayer recently. Give thanks! Ben and Emma have received support and promises equivalent to 80% of the funds they need to support their work in Cairo. Likewise, Anisa has most of the funds necessary for her 9 months in Colombia … only the visa to go, now. The […]

“…a pleasing aroma!”

From the start of the year, Vision Sunday, Forefront has been reflecting on what it means to be the aroma of Christ in the world (2 Corinthians 2:14-16). We will revisit some of the main themes in a short series starting from this Sunday, and introduce new ideas. Notes to support the talks in the […]

… our daily bread …

We are half way through our six week series on ‘praying the Lord’s prayer’, and it has been enriching. This Sunday (10:30am, Chard Guildhall) we are looking at the faith request, “give us today our daily bread”.  In the last few weeks we have seen God answering a number of prayers for the church (expect […]

Marker of talent

Sometimes, after a Friday night meeting of Forefront’s Unite youth club, we can’t wipe the whiteboard clean quickly enough! And sometimes, you just don’t want to wipe it off at all. That was the case after youth member Henry Atkinson-Body stunned everyone by picking up a marker pen and sketching this portrait of Cap’n Jack […]

Peter’s wobbly moment

Peter walks on the water, with Jesus and their boat … all modelled in a cup of jelly. Children from Rocks ‘n Topz had fun this week making their own Lake Galilee (or is that Jellilee?)

Children of all ages are welcome to join us each Sunday morning at Chard Guildhall for our traditional Sunday School, with crèche for younger kids and the 180 youth group for those over 11.

Board directors

It takes a lot of smart people working hard behind the scenes to get the Sunday service at Chard Guildhall going each week – set up, projection, children’s church, sound, catering and more. Here, Pete and Philip put the sound board through its paces.

Conversation pieces

Why do biscuits have people talking at Forefront Centre? Today’s English language conversation class discussed weights, measures, food and cookery … and concluded by making some biscuits. Yum! If you know someone with English as a second language who’d like an opportunity to chat in small groups with real, local English speakers, they are welcome […]

Staycation photos by Kira

Here are some fun reminders of our time together at the amazing 2018 Staycation in the beautiful Monks Yard Conference Centre at Horton Manor near Ilminster. Thanks to Kira Marsh for this collection of photographs. If you were there and took any pictures you want to add to our collection, please send them over!