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Patricia Wray  1947 - 2021

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Link to Pat's funeral service held 5th May 2021

It is difficult to over-estimate the contribution that Pat made to Rothwell Baptist Church, and the impact she had on church life.  To most of the visitors who came to the Church during the week, Pat was the Church.  She was the one who met them at the door with a smile, chatting with them, making everyone feel welcome and special.  Pat was the master of crafts both to the young people in Friday club and the ladies who would gather each Monday for “Monday Club”, started and run by Pat.  Pat’s calm and peaceful demeanour revealed her closeness to God, whom she loved and served for many years.

It feels strange that when we start using the Church building again Pat will not be there and I expect we will uncover many things that Pad did, which no one ever noticed.   Our building has a lovely welcoming feel to it and that in no small part, is due to Pat.

Pat was a great wordsmith and her poems have brought delight to many.  She visited Finland, helping a Christian organisation called “Jippiimissio” by editing their translated children’s songs (150 of them);  she will be much missed by them.  Pat hand wrote this prayer on the back of a postcard depicting a morning scene on Derwent Water.

Meet me
in the morning
in the freshness of my youth.
Meet me
as I’m searching
for the way, the life, the truth
Meet me
at the corner
where the paths of life divide
meet me
on the hillside
where you bled for me and died
Meet me
in the garden
where the stone was moved away
Meet me
At the door of heaven
On that day

We have started a memorial fund which will be dedicated to causes dear to Pat.  If you would like to give to the fund, please use the link below.

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A Very Warm Welcome 

If you are new to the Church (or any Church) or are simply thinking of coming along, then this page is for you.  Whoever you are, whatever your background, you are most welcome.  You don't need to be a Christian or be a "good" person,  Jesus welcomes all and we, at Rothwell Baptist Church want to do the same.

We would normally say at this stage, come along to one of our services on Sunday.  However, you will understand that at the moment our building is closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Don't worry though it's still possible for you to meet us at our weekly online service.

We meet using the popular Zoom conferencing software.  You can use Zoom on almost all phones, tablets and laptop computers.  A link to Zoom's web site is here.  If you own a Windows 10 S Laptop, then simply update your Edge browser to the latest version and you can access Zoom using that; it's easy.

We only ask that you contact us to get the Zoom meeting details.  You can then join and see what we are like, you don't have to say anything and we don't even need to see what you look like if you turn off your video.

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So, you can find out all about us without leaving your front door, in complete safety and when the time is right, we would love to see you through our front door one day.