Bovingdon Baptist Church consists of a wide range of people, of all ages and from different church and social backgrounds. So whoever you are, and whatever your background, you are assured a very warm welcome.

We know it's not easy visiting a church service for the first time. You may be asking yourself questions such as: Where do I park? Will anyone speak to me? Will they ask me for money? Is there anything on for my children?

We understand how this might feel, so we thought we would provide some information that might make your visit a bit easier...


If it's your first visit to a morning service, then it's probably best to turn up around 10.20 am. For directions, please see the 'Directions' page. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. We are an informal church and accept people as they are.

What to expect:

First of all - we aren't a bunch of 'Holy Joe's. We all had a 'first day' at church, so understand how daunting it can be to walk through those doors. Once inside, you'll find we're a friendly church, so if you don't understand something, please ask...

We start our meeting at 10.30 am, often with a few notices keeping us informed of church activities. This is followed by modern worship songs, prayer, and a sermon / Bible study. There is sometimes the opportunity for spontaneous prayer but don't feel pressured to say anything.

Crèche toys, quiet activities and children's books  will be happily provided for toddlers and children.

Our meeting ends at around 11.45 am and there's a chance to stay and chat over Fairtrade tea and coffee.

Our aim is that whether you are just looking into Christianity, or have been a Christian for many years, you will 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 through his Son, Jesus Christ. We believe this relationship with God is possible because of Jesus' death on the cross, and His resurrection three days later.

We belong to the Baptist Union of Great Britain, an association of churches together in the UK. Each local congregation appoints and supports their own minister / leadership team and has autonomy to decide how they serve and worship Christ in their community. 

Although each local church is distinct, we work in association with other churches and aim to display Christian unity in our community. We have friendly relationships with other local churches, working with St Lawrence C of E on local events throughout the Christian year.  We are involved in the local World Day of Prayer group, which brings together folk from five different churches in Chipperfield, Sarratt and Bovingdon annually.

Differing needs:

We aim to be an all-inclusive church. However our resources are limited, so we have provided first for our current congregation's needs. Our premises are wheelchair accessible. There is a fully wheelchair accessible toilet and level access into the church. If you wish to discuss specific needs, or highlight an area for improvement, please contact us.