A warm welcome awaits you at Barnes Baptist Church. We offer you our friendship and invite you, wherever you may be in your journey of faith, to come and explore ‘The Way’ with us. We are ordinary folk who believe Jesus Chris to be the answer to questions of meaning, identity and worth, the One who gives us peace and strength for daily living and a sure hope for the life that is to come.
Baptists have always wanted to put Jesus first and believe that the true significance of Christian baptism lies in their individual’s response to the saving work of Jesus Christ in their own life. That is because being a Christian is not just a case of believing a lot of things about Jesus, but of following Him as well. Because of this Baptists have a strong commitment to the worship of God, the teaching of the Bible and to the example and work of Jesus Christ in their everyday lives.
The Baptist church has been in Barnes since 1866. The original chapel was situated in Stanton Road and was moved to
the present site on the corner of Lonsdale and Suffolk Roads in 1934. If you would like to learn more about
Baptist history, what Baptist’s believe and why, please go to www.baptist.org.uk .
We are one of eighteen Baptist Churches in the Thames Valley District of the London Baptist Association (LBA)
www.londonbaptist.org.uk and here in Barnes, for community purposes, we are partners with the local churches as
CTiB - Churches Together in Barnes, www.thebic.org.uk . We are also members of the Evangelical Alliance www.eauk.org.
As one of the smaller churches in Barnes, intimacy and friendship are two of our specialities, simply because everyone gets to
know everyone else. It also allows us plenty of opportunity during after-service coffee, in our mid-week meeting, or at one of
our socials, to ask questions and share insights of faith. For Baptists the concept of family is important. The church is not so
much a particular place or building, but rather a 'family of believers' committed to Christ, to one another and to the service
of God in the world.
Baptist churches are self-governing and self-supporting. In the Baptist family everybody is equal, for everybody has a part
to play in the service of God. There is no hierarchy but there is a recognition and respect of individual roles of service. Today
there are some 2150 Baptist churches associating together to form the Baptist Union of Great Britain with an approximate
membership of 150,000, while the Baptist World Alliance represents nearly 150,000 churches and more than 43 million
Find out more on Christianity.org.uk