Who are we?
St Anne’s Baptist Church consists of a wide range of different people, from all ages and different backgrounds. Whoever you are, you are assured a very warm welcome here.
When to arrive:
If it’s your first visit then it’s probably best to turn up a few minutes early to get used to the building. If you are driving then you’ll be pleased to hear that there is plenty of free parking in the church car park or around the church. For directions to reach us please see the map on the side bar. You’ll be greeted on the door by our welcoming team who if you wish will help you to find a seat, where the loos are, explain about disabled access if appropriate and answer any questions you might have.
What to wear:
Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. We are an informal church and accept people as they are. There is no need to dress up to try and be someone that you’re not.
What to expect:
To help avoid any worries here’s a quick summary of what you can expect. We start our gathering at 10.30am when we spend about 30 minutes worshipping God . This time consists of modern and traditional songs played on a variety of instruments, readings from the bible and prayers. Any words that you need are usually projected onto a screen at the front. At this point we usually pray together often led by a member of the church from the front and then we have a message from the bible that is relevant and meaningful to our modern lives.
We usually finish our meeting around 11.45am, and then have tea and coffee. Our aim is that whether you are just looking into Christianity for the first time or have been a Christian for many years that you should be encouraged and inspired by the morning. We hope that everyone will draw closer to God.
What we believe:
We are a Christian church and believe that all can have a relationship with God. We believe this relationship with God is only possible because of Jesus (God’s only son) who invites us to follow him. Please find out more about what we believe by reading our full statement of faith.
Is it just Sundays?
Absolutely not! God is with us all week long and we aim to lead lives pleasing to him. We’re not perfect people, but we desire to make a positive difference in everything we do. To further encourage us we have midweek small groups (a small group is a usually a meeting of between 10 and 25 people in someone’s house or at church). Small groups are a great way to get to know others in the church and to be real with each other about everyday living. If you are just looking into Christianity you are welcome to come along to a small group.
We aim to be an inclusive church. We have access for wheelchairs and an adapted toilet. We also have a loop system for those who need it. If you have a visual impairment and large print songs/prayers/bible readings would be helpful then do let us know so that we can provide them.
Want to Know more?
Have a look around on our web pages or better still visit us in person.