Due to social distancing we will not be holding any services at WBC until further notice. However we are holding short all-age services via zoom every Sunday morning at 10am. If you would like to join in with these, please contact us for details.
We meet every Sunday at 10:30am at Wotton Baptist Church, Rope Walk, Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 7AA.
We start with a short time of worship all together including singing, sharing and all-age teaching. The children and young people then go out to groups and the adults stay in the church for the remainder of the service. The service finishes at approximately 12:00pm.
Groups for the children and young people include:
Creche (babies and pre-schoolers)
Flame (Reception -Y3) | Blaze (Y4-Y6)
Catalyst (Y7-Y9) | Bible Busters (Y10-Y11)
The first Sunday in each month is slightly different, we have an all-age worship service where everybody stays in for the whole service.
Once a month we share bread and wine (it’s actually a kind of grape cordial because of the Baptist tradition of teetotalism) to remind us about Jesus’ death and resurrection which are the cornerstones of Christian faith. If you’re not sure what this is all about, or you don’t believe it, you can just pass the bread/juice on.
Occasionally, we have a dedication where a family bring a child to be prayed for and we all give thanks to God for a new life. Baptism services involve the pool (which is under the floor in the centre of the church) being opened and us dunking someone under the water (briefly) as a symbol of their belief in Jesus’ death and resurrection and a sign of their personal commitment to ‘die’ to self-centred living and live for God.
Visitors to the Church can park in the Chipping car park, adjacent to the Heritage Centre (the opposite side of the car park from the Heritage Centre is long stay). On Sundays, WBC have been granted use of the Co-op car park (down Rope Walk opposite the Church). Please don’t use this at other times (clamping may result!). It is also possible to park on Long Street and walk through Rope Walk, next to the Wotton DIY store.
There are a couple of steps up into the church at the front but if you can’t manage the steps the church can also be accessed via the blue Link door to the right of the church (where there is also a disabled toilet).