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OUR MISSION
"Called to serve God and share His love with others"


The Mission Statement of the Church is to be accomplished through the following five purposes:

 

Worship – Taking time to make God our primary focus.

Evangelism – Reaching other people with the good news about Jesus Christ.

Discipleship – Developing a long-term relationship with Jesus.

Fellowship – Maintaining relationships with the Holy Spirit and with each other.

Ministry – Serving God with our gifts and abilities.

 

We give our time, our abilities and our money to promote God's work both within and outside of our church community. The members of HGBC want to be a community which is constantly looking forward, totally dependent on God.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We are affiliated to the Baptist Union of Great Britain but every Baptist Church is independent and autonomous. These are the main things that make Baptists distinctive:

God

There is one God, who exists eternally in three distinct but equal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God is unchangeable in his holiness, justice, wisdom and love. He is the almighty Creator; Saviour and Judge who sustains and governs all things according to his sovereign will for his own glory.

STAFF AND TRUSTEES TEAM

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ANTHONY SMITH
Pastor & Trustee

MARK COVENTRY
Elder

BOB DAVY
Elder

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CHRIS DAVY
Trustee

DEREK BROWN
Church Secretary Trustee

STEVE BOX
Treasurer

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CLAIRE SPINKS-GILLEN
Safeguarding Trustee

RICHARD CHEN
Pastoral and hospitality Trustee

STEVE PHILIPS
Trustee

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RACHAEL SMITH
Families Worker

Our Church Story

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The earliest recorded meeting of a group of Baptists in Holmer Green is 1798. The first Baptist Church however in the village was a small brick and flint structure built in 1869. At that time Holmer Green was a small hamlet of some fifty cottages, situated between the Buckinghamshire towns of High Wycombe and Amersham. The population was about 150 people, the employment being mainly in agriculture or fruit growing.

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The church building was altered and added to over the next 130 years. By the late 1980's, the village had grown to a thriving community comprising modern housing estates and a population of over 4,500. The number of people going to the Baptist Church on a regular basis had also considerably increased, and the existing building was becoming inadequate, both in terms of size and structure. The members had a vision of a brand new Baptist Church; under the leadership and ministry of Revd Hedley Feast, the members were encouraged to work and pray for the fulfillment of this vision and the task of fund-raising started.

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It was decided that the year 2000 would be an appropriate time for the opening of the new church, and construction work began. The new building was completed by the end of 1999, and the first worship service was held on 16th January 2000 - a great time of celebration and thanksgiving to God.

Fast forward to 2014 when Anthony Smith joined us as Pastor.

"As I seek to pastor the Church here it may help you to understand the vision we have. It really is very simple - We feel we are called to serve God and to share His love with others in this village and further afield." Pastor Anthony Smith

This vision is still as true today and consequently, if you think there is any way we can ever help you then you only have to ask and we will be there for you. Feel free to come and find out more!

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