Hope Baptist Church was founded over 100 years ago and is affiliated to the Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) and is a member of the South Wales Baptist Association (SWBA). The chapel is a grade 2 listed building in the commercial centre of Bridgend and there are currently 110 members on the church role and there are a good number of others who attend regularly.
The worship style is a mix of traditional and modern with both the organ and a small band providing the musical accompaniment.
The preaching and teaching of God’s word is of the highest priority and is a vital element in our worship services.
On Sundays we have two services at 10.30am and 6pm and there is a also Sunday’s Cool for children at the same time as the morning service, a crèche is also available if required. The church also meets for prayer and Bible study during the week and there are other meetings which provide outreach opportunities. We have communion on the first and third Sundays of the month.
The Church actively supports the work of Bridgend Street Pastors, The Solid Rock Youth Centre and the Bridgend Food Bank. Hope members work with all of these organisations as volunteers, trainers, and/or trustees. Some of the church members also undertake important roles within BUGB and SWBA for example advisor and trainer on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults legislation and a member of the Ministerial Recognition committee.
Hope is a registered charity (No 133067) and has a Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults policies, all appropriate officers in the church also have enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks undertaken every three years.
The church has a leadership team of a minister, the Rev David Barnes, and 10 deacons (with two current vacancies).
If you are considering a church wedding or a child dedication service please contact us for details of how we can help you on your special day. If you would also like a church funeral services for a loved member of your family we would also be pleased to help you during your time of loss.