Who we are
We’re a gospel-centred rural church located in the village of Pontesbury in Shropshire. The church has been meeting in its current premises since 1828.
We hold to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith, in particular the deity of Jesus Christ, the full reliability and authority of the Bible, and the need for personal salvation which can only be met by faith in the atoning death of Jesus on the cross. We are affiliated to the Baptist Union, but gladly identify with all gospel-believing evangelical churches.
What we do
Our Sunday services are open to everyone, so you don’t have to book ahead or inform anyone you’re coming. There’s no dress-code, please just come as you are. We have no set or reserved seats, you’re welcome to sit wherever, and with whomever, you like.
We meet at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm each week. In a typical service we seek to worship God as we sing a mixture of hymns and songs (old and new), read the Bible, pray, and listen to God’s Word being preached. If you don’t have a bible you’re welcome to use one of our church bibles – the translation we tend to use is the New International Version. Twice a month, we celebrate the Lord’s Supper, once in the morning service and once in the evening.
We welcome families with young children! Every Sunday morning service we run a creche for toddlers and a Discoverers group for under 11’s during the second half of the service. Our volunteers have all been cleared and have DBS certificates.
Tea & coffee are provided after every Sunday morning service, free of charge.
If you have any questions or require assistance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
Our aims and vision: –
- To worship God together and serve Him with all our energy and enthusiasm, using the gifts we’ve been given to the glory of God.
- To meet regularly, to learn and be built up through the teaching and preaching of God’s Word; to pray together; to encourage one another.
- To reach out locally with the message of the gospel and to support others doing so in this country and abroad.
- To care for one another and share in each other’s joys and sorrows.
- To be transformed by God so that we become the people He wants us to be.
- To be willing to accept what God has planned for us, and endure troubles through hope, patience and prayer.
- To be honourable and peacable; treating others with grace and love and reflecting the fruit of the Spirit, even when they don’t do the same to us.
- To support endeavours to help the poor and needy.
- To pray for and support persecuted Christians in other countries.
- To pray for our government and petition them when necessary.