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Home Mission Stories

Communities around our nation are being transformed by Home Mission through grants to churches and regions which facilitate church planting, the resourcing of local churches and enable churches to develop new and creative mission projects. Through Home Mission, hundreds of lives have been affected and many have found faith in Jesus.

Click below to read stories of how Home Mission funds are being used around the country. 
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Graven Hill
God’s Grander Design is a 17 minute video that tells the story of what God has been doing on the brand new Graven Hill estate in Bicester through Orchard Baptist Church and Helen and Nick Baker. More ...
Church@StAnnes TN
Church, but not as you know it!
Home Mission support for Church@St Anne's, West Wick, Weston-super-mare More ...
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Hawkinge Baptist Church
A church continuing to develop relationships with people in their community More ...
Pulborough Brooks Baptist Church
An outward-looking church engaging with other local organisations to transform the community More ...
Aylesham Baptist Free Church - Renew 61
Seeing transformation in people through Renew 61 - where it's OK not to be OK More ...
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Ilfracombe Baptist Church
Regional Minister Carl Smethurst from the South West Baptist Association reflects on what God is doing at Ilfracombe. More ...
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Free Church Chaplaincy at the University of Bristol
Home Mission support is enabling a warm welcome and mission opportunities to students nearby More ...
South Ashford Baptist Church
Originally a church plant from Ashford Baptist Church, celebrating its 60th anniversary in September More ...
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The Cairn
How Knowle West Baptist Church has given birth to a new community of God's people More ...
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Addlestone Baptist Church
Making a strong impact in the community in Surrey More ...
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The LIFE Community, Axminster
Kay d'Albertanson introduces the exciting work that has developed in Axminster More ...
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The Arabic Community Church in Brighton
A church with a spirit of mission in Brighton, Worthing and Egypt More ...
North Northfleet
Reaching a deprived community on the outskirts of Gravesend More ...
Community Church Robertsbridge
A 'pop-up' church in East Sussex celebrating its fourth birthday More ...
Facing Outward at Chew Magna
One of the first churches to engage with re:imagine - WEBA's missional learning community More ...
Ewyas Harold Baptist Church
A thankful church - thankful to God for his faithfulness and provision over many years, including support from Home Mission More ...
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Netherton
Home Mission funding has enabled the church to achieve some incredible things More ...
New Hope Baptist, Eastbourne
Using their attractive new building as a base for outreach More ...
Connecting and Thriving in Bussage
Engaging in God's mission in the local community More ...
The Stowe, Wichelstowe
Blessed… to be a blessing to this new community in Swindon More ...
Earlswood Baptist Church
Developing its role in the local community with the help of Home Mission More ...
St Mark's Baptist Church, Easton
Serving a multicultural community in a deprived area of inner city Bristol More ...
Berwick Baptist Church
Life is being re-imagined in the most northerly church supported by a Home Mission grant More ...
Good News Brighton
A pioneering work in Moulsecoomb, a housing estate on the outskirts of Brighton More ...
South Ashford Baptist Church
Originally a church plant from Ashford Baptist Church, celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2019 More ...
King Street Baptist Church, Thetford
A town-centre church making the most of its ideal location More ...
Blessing dogs - and their owners - at Stapleton
A heartfelt gospel call to the dog walking community More ...
Strode Crescent Baptist Church, Sheerness
Giving thanks to God as it marks its 150th anniversary in 2018 More ...
The Wave - Littleham, Exmouth
A video from Exmouth introducing 'The Wave' - an exciting new work that has just begun on the Littleham estate More ...
Honiton Family Church
A video from Honiton introducing some of the highlights and challenges the church has experienced over the last few years More ...
Arabic Community Church
A congregation of Arabic speaking people from the Middle East, based in Brighton More ...
Community Church Robertsbridge
A 'pop-up' church celebrating its third birthday in June 2018 More ...
Northfleet North
Bringing God's love to a split community in a poor, deprived area of north Kent More ...
Kent Thameside Church Planting Project – Ebbsfleet Garden City
A project helping Ebbsfleet Garden Town to become a healthy new town, with a strong community feel amongst its new residents More ...
Ellesmere Port Community Ministry
Through a Community Minister, relationships with people in the local area are being built and trust is growing More ...
Farnworth Baptist Church, Bolton
Offering a welfare and benefits advice service to those in need in their local community More ...
A Space to Create
Fleet Meadow Baptist Church - following a missional call to engage with people in their local community More ...
New Hope Baptist Church
A reimagined, reenvisioned and revitalised Church in the heart of Eastbourne's seaside community More ...
Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge
Celebrating the life and legacy of an inspirational Baptist - and building closer links with their community. More ...
Devonport Community Baptist Church
A video from Plymouth, where the church is using creative ways to share the gospel in the heart of Plymouth More ...
All Nations Church, Plymouth
A video from Plymouth, sharing one of the church's social action projects - a Community Meal for those who are homeless and for asylum seekers More ...
Roselands Community Baptist Church
A video from Paignton sharing the story of Time Out, their Coffee Shop and Community Centre in the heart of the estate More ...
Hawkinge Baptist Church
A church continuing to develop relationships with people in their community More ...
After School Club - EAST
Ebenezer Baptist Church in Coalville, building relationships with All Saints School More ...
Breathe Communities pioneer ministry and Matt Noble, Minister of Truro Baptist Church
Covenant relationship has developed between Truro, Breathe Communities and St Austell More ...
Honiton Family Church
‘Come join the adventure’ More ...
Lyme Regis Baptist Church
Chris Woodman, Minister of Lyme Regis Baptist Church shares two remarkable ways God has challenged and guided them, and his daughters have played a key role. More ...
Pulborough Brooks Baptist Church
Encouraged by three baptisms in September, this church is now in its sixth year and continues in its commitment to the community More ...
Whitley Bay Baptist Church
Investing in children, young people and families More ...
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Durham Road, Gateshead
Open and inclusive ‘Sticky Community’ More ...
Portrack Baptist Church, Stockton
Developed of a rule of life: Summoned to Serve – God – each other – the community More ...
Aylesham Baptist Church
A church offering support and care to everyone in its community, building relationships with people moving into the new housing area More ...
Mill Hill East Church
With its strapline of 'building community', this church has helped many individuals rebuild their lives, and seen Jesus build up his church More ...
Lubbesthorpe Project, Leicestershire
We’re out there at the very beginning seeking to build something that is of God More ...
Grantham Baptist Church
‘It’s all about confidence in the Gospel’ More ...
Osmaston Road Baptist Church
A church built on Acts 2 that 'Never gives up' More ...
Cole Valley Cluster Funday
Churches working together in East Birmingham More ...
South Ashford Baptist Church
A church looking to the future with faith and expectation More ...
Cornerstone Rhondda
A new church being launched in September 2017 is already reaching young people in the Rhondda Valley More ...
Coulby Newham Baptist Church, Middlesbrough
Developing the vision it had two years ago, with help from Home Mission funding More ...
Chew Magna Baptist Church
Chew Magna is one of four small Baptist Churches that historically had little relationship with each other More ...
Worle Baptist Church
The Church at Worle were asking the question - where next? Bigger church or plant? The answer was to plant in Parklands. More ...
Good News, Brighton
A Christian community based in a council estate - Moulsecoomb - living out the good news of Jesus More ...
Gretton Baptist Church
A small rural church, making a difference in its community More ...
Stonehouse Baptist Church
A church in Gloucestershire which has moved out of its building into the local secondary school More ...
Arabic Community Church, Brighton
A small congregation in Brighton and Hove, with a clear vision for its community and strong mission in Egypt More ...
Strode Crescent Baptist Church, Sheerness
A church sustained by God through the challenges affecting church members More ...
Pill Baptist Church
A Home Mission grant enables the church to work with Jon Thurlow as Discipleship and Mission Team Lead More ...
Community Church Robertsbridge
Celebrated its first birthday in 2016 and has now been welcomed into SEBA More ...
Dukinfield Baptist Church
Finding that it's never too late to go through the waters of baptism More ...
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Netherton
Shining the light of Jesus in this area of Liverpool More ...
Northfleet North
Bringing God's love to an under-privileged community in the north of Kent More ...
New Hope Baptist Church, Eastbourne
A reimagined, reenvisioned and revitalised church in the heart of the seaside community More ...
Becoming the heart of the community
Highfield Road Community Baptist Church in the Central Baptist Association More ...
Mexborough Baptist Church
A Home Mission-supported church in South Yorkshire – Mexborough Baptist Church – has been really inspirational over the last year in the way the church has connected with its community. More ...
Grow Church Ashford
A new church in Kent developing a wide range of community projects More ...
Walking Together, Stepping Out
The first SCBA Home Mission Community Day More ...
Pulborough Brooks Baptist Church
An outward-looking church seeking to play its part in building God's kingdom More ...
Aldershot Baptist Church
Reaching the community with a new calling to people who are homeless More ...
Pioneering Community Chaplaincy in Melton Mowbray
A recent Home Mission Grant recipient in EMBA is motivated by the love of God and of all people More ...
Aylesham Baptist Free Church
A small church with a big vision for its community More ...
Scattering seed on the ground
Zion Baptist Church in Ebbw Vale is encouraged by 21 baptisms in the last four years More ...
A Home Mission 'good news story' from CBA
Transformation at St Andrew's Baptist Church, Bletchley More ...
Together for the Kingdom
Good news from South Street Baptist Church, Brierley Hill in the West Midlands More ...
Earlswood Baptist Church
Encouraged by growth in their work with children, families and seniors More ...
South Ashford Baptist Church
Building relationships within the community More ...
Watchet Baptist Church: The Sanctuary
Transforming the community through missional ministry More ...
Strode Crescent Baptist Church
Supported through a Home Mission Grant from the South Eastern Baptist Association More ...
The Arabic Community Church
25 Christians from Muslim backgrounds involved in evangelism and mission to the local community in and around Brighton and Hove More ...
Gretton Baptist Church
A growing church family in a village setting preparing for this year's Gretton Christian Festival More ...
Community Church, Robertsbridge
A new church based in the village of Robertsbridge, near to the Kent/Sussex border More ...
Beacon Lough Baptist Church
A church in Gateshead with a strong emphasis on serving the community More ...
Kent Thameside Church Planting Project
The South East Baptist Association's response to the enormous mission opportunities in North Kent. More ...
Northfleet North
Pioneer ministry sees people growing in their Christian faith as a result of stepping out and taking on the challenging work of Northfleet More ...
Church in Upper Rissington: Valuing Everyone More ...
Toddling into the Kingdom
Brownley Green Baptist Church brings the good news of Jesus to the sprawling housing estate of Wythenshawe in South Manchester More ...
Pulborough Brooks Baptist Church
Blessed by God during the first four years of ministry within the community More ...
Greenfield Baptist Church in Greater Manchester
A Local Ecumenical Partnership seeking to be 'church at the centre' of its community More ...
Listening to God through P3: people, praise and pasta
A new and exciting development for Chelwood Baptist Church in Stockport More ...
God’s love in word and action  
It took a step of faith, but the Lord is definitely leading West Bromwich Baptist Church into new things! More ...
‘Thankful for all those journeying with me’
A hugely important element of Home Mission is about investing in leadership. Claire Nicholls shares how she is transitioning from student to newly accredited minister More ...
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New life at New Mill 
New Mill Baptist Church has always felt called to be a church of the community – and is now beginning to live out this call more fully More ...
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'A massive gift' to Ellesmere Port
Three years ago Rose Uitterdijk was ordained and inducted into ministry in Ellesmere Port - all perfectly normal except that there is no Baptist church there More ...
Pilgrim's Hatch Baptist Church
The process of applying for Home Mission funding brought a new enthusiasm to reach people for Jesus. More ...
Christmas - The Story
Sharing the nativity story in South Wales More ...
West Bromwich Baptist Church
Home Mission funding enabling God's vision to be fulfilled More ...
Helping churches and schools bring RE to life in Reading and beyond More ...
Aldershot Baptist Church
A welcoming and lively congregation in a multicultural and diverse community More ...
Chiddingfold Baptist Church
The future is bright More ...
Farnborough Baptist Church
Small in size but large in vision More ...
Aylesham Baptist Free Church
A Christ-centred community that seeks to know Jesus and make him known in Aylesham More ...
A life-changing trip for members of Buttershaw Baptist Church
A mission trip to Africa has also had an impact on the community back home More ...
Earlswood Baptist Church
This church in Redhill has developed and grown its role in the community as a direct result of the opportunities that Home Mission support has provided More ...
Generosity enabling ministry in Devonport
Facing redundancy in 2014, minister Michael Shaw explains how generous giving has enabled his ministry at Devonport Community Baptist Church to continue. More ...
Playing a part in building God’s kingdom
A grant from Home Mission has enabled Pulborough Brooks Baptist Church to focus on playing their part in building God’s kingdom. More ...
Salt and Light in the community at Hawkinge
Home Mission funding makes full-time ministry possible at Hawkinge Baptist Church, and the church to be at the community's centre, More ...
Good news story from Fernhill Heath Baptist Church
Home Mission support has enabled this church near Worcester to take a journey of faith and become a missional people More ...
Support comes in a variety of ways in the Eastern Baptist Association
Home Mission enables something small to grow into something really big in God's kingdom More ...
Relevant Faith in a Relative World
Fleckney Baptist Church minister, Andy Twilley reflects on the way that the church is responding to the needs of its community More ...
Making dreams possible
Find out how Home Mission funds have helped Colwell Baptist Church on the Isle of Wight More ...
An oasis in the Lakes
Hawkshead Hill Baptist Church in the Lake District serves the local community and visiting tourists More ...
Parish Nursing at Burgh Baptist Church
Doors and hearts opened through the ministry of a Parish Nurse in Burgh le Marsh More ...
Changes and Blessings at West View Baptist Church
West View Baptist Church in Hartlepool has been responding to changes in its community and seeing God at work More ...
The Sanctuary
Home Mission support has enabled Watchet Baptist Church to set up this new town centre community facility More ...
Beacon Community Church - doing things differently
Seeing church work in a very rural seaside context More ...
Tywyn Baptist Church - serving the community
The appointment of a minister, and extending the church building, enabled Tywyn Baptist Church to serve its community better More ...
Helping people in Pembrokeshire who are struggling with debt
With help from Home Mission, Broad Haven Baptist Church has set up a debt-help project More ...
International Ministry from Brighton
With limited resources the Arabic Community Church is making an impact in Brighton and further afield More ...
Punching above its Weight
South Ashford Baptist Church, a relatively small church in an area of significant deprivation, seeks to share God's love with the local community More ...
Offering Christ to our Villages
Despite its limited resources, Ewhurst Baptist Church is finding a renewed heart for its village setting More ...
Easter at Wixams Church
An ecumenical congregation from this new housing development celebrates its first believer's baptism More ...
Melling Baptist Community Project
A 'church without walls' reaching the new community in Merseyside More ...
Cotswolds Networks
Three situations in the Cotswold Cluster of churches where partnership has made a huge difference. More ...
Building Community on a new housing estate
Home Mission enables the Baptist network to provide resources where God is doing something new, and makes a big difference More ...
Supporting and Encouraging Churches without a Pastor
Nigel Manges joins the South West Baptist Association team as a new Regional Minister, part-funded by Home Mission More ...
Building God's kingdom in rural West Sussex
Pulborough Brooks Baptist Church celebrates its second anniversary More ...
Reaching people through British Sign Language
Betty and Jonathan Bosman starting services in Cardiff in British Sign Language More ...
Responding to the needs of a new Housing Development
The Revd John Thompson, appointed by Waterlooville Baptist Church, helps the church to respond to the new 3000 home Berewood development More ...
Hattersley Baptist Church sharing God's hope with the community
Practical demonstrations of the good news of Jesus shared with the local community More ...
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Liverpool
The Revd Allan Finnegan, minister shares the story of Home Mission funded Emmanuel Baptist Church More ...
Community Ministry in Ellesmere Port
Rose Uitterdijk is the new Community Minister in Ellesmere Port, supported and enabled through Baptist Home Mission More ...
Radio Tameside: Love your neighbour
Baptist Ministers Jonny Hirst and Samson Ake broadcast a Christian music show called ‘Love your neighbour’ More ...
From 12 to 50
Growth in a holiday club in Durham More ...
Encouraging men in their Faith
The Revd Daniel Otieno-Ndale organised a men's event in the local pub More ...
Home Mission Funding no longer needed
The story of Green Lane Baptist Church thanking God for this encouragement More ...
2013 - The Year of the Foodbank
Mike Lowe shares the story of Boulton Lane Baptist Church's involvement in the foodbank in Derby More ...
Progress of Hadleigh Baptist Church with the support of Home Mission
The Revd Paul Stow shares the story of Hadleigh Baptist Church More ...
57 West: a church plant among young adults in Southend
Reaching the needs of the large population of young adults in central Southend More ...
Home Mission brings transformation to Carleton Rode Baptist Church
The Revd Mark Taylor shares the story of how Home Mission helped transform this small church More ...
Great Ashby Community Chaplaincy
Sue Hardwidge shares the story of how she came to take on the role of Community Chaplain in Great Ashby More ...
London Luton’s Sky Chaplain bows out with fly-past
After 18 years of dedicated service Reverend Michael Banfield has retired as senior Chaplain of London Luton Airport More ...
Building relationships
Blenheim Baptist Church in Leeds has developed a ministry to those at the university next door, and have recently started a cafe to offer a quiet space for students and staff More ...
North Cotswold Food Bank
A Mission Project Grant from Home Mission to enabled Naunton Baptist Church in Gloucestershire to set up the North Cotswold Foodbank More ...
Church Plant Moves From Home to School
In January 2012, a Mission Project Grant from Home Mission enabled the Stowe Church Plant to move its Sunday morning gathering from the minister’s home to the local Community Primary School. More ...
Coffee, Chat and Christ in the Heart of London
A grant from Home Mission enabled Baptist Minister Paul Unsworth to embark on an imaginative and creative church planting initiative through a commercial coffee shop More ...
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God’s Grander Design is a 17 minute video that tells the story of what God has been doing on the brand new Graven Hill estate in Bicester through Orchard Baptist Church and Helen and Nick Baker.
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Home Mission support for Church@St Anne's, West Wick, Weston-super-mare
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A church continuing to develop relationships with people in their community
An outward-looking church engaging with other local organisations to transform the community
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Seeing transformation in people through Renew 61 - where it's OK not to be OK
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Regional Minister Carl Smethurst from the South West Baptist Association reflects on what God is doing at Ilfracombe.
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