About Us

About Us

Aldwick Baptist Church is a friendly church made up of people of all ages and from all walks of life. We are a Bible based church with a balanced worship style, ranging from traditional to modern. Our purpose, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, is to Love, Reach and Build each other and our community.

Visitors
Everyone is welcome at Aldwick Baptist Church, weather you are looking for a new place to worship or just passing by.
Our Sunday meetings are fairly relaxed, with a mix of singing, teaching and prayer. Most morning services start with a children’s slot, after which young people are welcome to go out to one of the Sunday school activities.
Services last approximately one hour, and the morning service is followed by refreshments.
Come as you are, take part as you feel comfortable.

Sunday Services 
10.30am: An informal mixture of family time, learning and fellowship.  There is a Sunday School and a group for Young People as well as a crèche facility for parents with younger children.
6.30pm: A time of deeper contemplation and devotion. Evening communion held on the 1st Sunday of the month.

Church History
Around 1930 with the expansion of Bognor and its adjacent villages, the Free Church Federal Council of Bognor drew up plans for the establishment of non-conformist Places of worship to be built in order to deal with the growing population.
In 1938, on behalf of the Baptist Denomination, Dr J.C.Caryle, C.H. C.B.E., of Folkestone placed a scroll under the
foundation stone setting the historic seal to the Church. The Church was officially opened on 11th May 1938 with a service led by Rev. Sutton.
During the sixties, the Church buildings we extended, to better serve the community and the congregation. The hall was again further developed in the late nighties.
Today there has been further development on site, all to better serve the local community.
Now in it’s 80th year, Aldwick Baptist Church is looking forward to a seeing what God has in store, both locally and on the an international scale.
A book entitled ‘Great is Thy faithfulness’ documents the complete history of the Church. Copies available to read or purchase from the Church.

What We believe 

  • The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
  • The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
  • The dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
  • The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
  • The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
  • The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
  • The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
  • The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
  • The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
  • The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.

Baptist Union
Aldwick Baptist Church is a member of the South Eastern Baptist Association (SEBA) which is overseen by the Baptist Union of Great Britain.

More information 
Please explore this site to find out more, or visit the contact page to get in touch.