New to Church?
Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about our Church.
Unfortunately all church activities have been suspended until further notice. However, we encourage you find a daily YouTube update from us at: "Harborne Baptist Church HBC" Channel during this period when we cannot meet physically.
Read: "For more updates".
Key information about the church...
Where & when does the church meet?
Our Church meets every Sunday at 11am for our Sunday Service. The service usually finishes around 12:15pm, and we invite everyone to stay for tea/coffee in our Cafe area afterwards.
Harborne Park Road
We meet at:
You can see a map on our contact us page.
On Sunday: Private parking is possible on site.
What should I expect when I visit the church?
You will receive a very warm welcome particularly from our Welcome Team who will be able to answer your questions and show you where everything is. You will be given a copy of our newsheet for the week, which will have more details about the service and activities happening that week.
There are no reserved seats, and the service will normally begin with a time of singing and Bible reading. The children and young people will go out of the main church to their groups after about 20 minutes. There will then be further singing, Bible reading and a time of prayer. Usually one of the church ministers will then preach, opening up the Bible passage and exploring how we can apply its teaching to our daily lives.
Tea, coffee are served after the service where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.
What happens to the kids at church?
We have a brilliant team of volunteers who run our Junior Church programme. There are four different age groups -
Bubbles (3-5 years)
Splash (5-7 years)
Xstream (7-11 years)
Symbol (11+ years)
We also have a Creche facility available in the Cafe area which parents/guardians are welcome to use during the service.
Children stay with their parents at the start of the service as we worship together for the first part of the morning. Someone will announce when the children need to go to their Junior Church groups. You will need to go with your children and register them, the first time they attend.
For more information about what happens in the children's work please visit the relevant age groups for you under church life.
Is there a dress code?
No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.
Will I have to join in?
Not at all! You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.
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I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them?
Please feel free to contact us.
If you want to know who works in the church office, check out our Staff and Leadership page.