We are a church which has served its local community for many generations, HBC today is a lively and growing church.
We are a group of believers who are seeking to live: under the Lordship of Jesus; knowing the love of the Father; in the power of the spirit.
We are affiliated to the Baptist Union of Great Britain and we are members of the Evangelical Alliance , Fresh Streams, New Wine and Link Up.
We love to help people of all ages to encounter God, to grow in a relationship with Him and to be equipped to serve him in every area of our lives. Long established Christians, those who are very new to the Christian faith and those who are still exploring matters of faith all find a home with us. We hope that you will feel equally at home at HBC.
Our main Sunday services feature contemporary worship, Biblical teaching and the opportunity to engage with God. A full range of children's activities operates every Sunday morning with groups for each age group from the tiniest babies to younger teenagers. A group for older teens meet on Thursday evenings.
The heart of the church are Life Groups which meet weekly in the homes of church members. It is sometimes hard to get to know people on Sunday mornings; joining a Life Group enables us to build friendships with others and makes it easier to feel that we belong in the church. Life Groups provide a place where we can be enabled, cared for and equipped to live as a follower of Jesus Christ every day and to share our faith with friends and family.
We regularly run Alpha Courses for those who want to explore the Christian faith for the first time or who want to find answers to life's ultimate questions. Many people have found this a great way in to the Christian faith and into the life of the church. Whatever your age or background, and wherever you find yourself on your own spiritual journey, we hope that you will feel welcome at HBC, and will be glad to join with us in continuing to serve this community for the sake of Christ. If you want to know more about the life of the church or would like to speak to one of our staff members, please get in touch using the details on the Contact Us page.