Christmas can be far more than "what you make of it"! Because Christmas is not just about parties and people, food and festivities, family and friends. All that is wonderful, but there is a meaning, a purpose, and a joy that is in the real Christmas that can't be stolen by missing friends or failed festivities. There is light in darkness, glad tidings in trouble and a saviour in the silence. "Good news of great joy which is for all people". Read on to find out more...


Read some of our real life stories ...

I’m Tim, and I am an NHS Paramedic working with the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) based in Bristol.

For the last few years I have not been able to get to Christmas without thinking of one particular family.

On Boxing day in 2017 I was working as a solo paramedic on the rapid response car in Cheltenham. I was dispatched to reports of an unconscious male, a similar age to myself, at his home address.


When we look back at Christmas 2020, what memories will we have? Ones of isolation and loneliness, anxiety, loss or trials? At a time when social connection and support is so vital for relationships and mental well-being, where can you find help? These are just some of the challenging situations we may all find ourselves in during these unprecedented times.

If I can encourage you to read on, I would like to walk you through my life journey and how, like me, you can find certainty of hope and strength through the darkest and toughest of realities that life can and does throw at us.


My name is Margaret and I've been a member of Cambray Baptist Church since 1981.

I come to Cambray to worship God, hear His word and hopefully grow in my faith. Also I have a lovely church family here who mean so much to me. They have seen me through becoming a widow 15 years ago, and sadly losing a son-in-law very unexpectedly in January this year.



Why not join one of our Christmas services to find out more

Christmas Festival
16:00, 13 December
Cambray Baptist Church
Cambray Place, GL50 1JS
Crib Service
16:00, 24 December
Cambray Baptist Church
Cambray Place, GL50 1JS
Nativity Service
10:30, 20 December
Cambray Baptist Church
Cambray Place, GL50 1JS
Christmas Day
10:30, 25 December
Cambray Baptist Church
Cambray Place, GL50 1JS
Carols by Carlight
16:00 & 19:00, 20 December
Cheltenham Racecourse
All services online
Cambray Baptist Church

Shielding? Can't get to a Carol Service?

Home for Christmas is a free online video service that you can watch from home.

The service includes well known Carols, Christmas readings and a short talk from Conference speaker Roger Carswell. It also includes some new songs which are performed for you.

Why not watch here, or use this link:

Watch in YouTube

Money tight? Or just want to budget better?

CAP Money Course is a free course designed to help you manage your money better, learn to budget, save and spend well.

Our next course starts on 26th Jan, and runs weekly over two evenings.

Why not book your place?  It's free! Book here

Christmas is all about the greatest gift that could possibly be given.

It's a gift that is available to all, a gift that transforms life, and gives life reason and purpose.

It's a gift that is utterly, totally undeserved, given in immense love, offered to you.

Why not find out more?  The4Points explains this gift in more detail.

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