We have about 50 members with an average morning congregation of around 40. We have a long history with records dating from 1669 and a chair in the pulpit given by John Bunyan, but we are a modern-day fellowship. We seek to worship and serve God in ways relevant to today and also to be an inclusive church, welcoming and affirming all; regardless of ethnicity, sexuality, gender or social standing. Read about our history on the History Page.
If you want to locate us, see our map page.
Rev Jane Robson
Our Minister is Rev Jane Robson who took up her post in April 2016.
Like many Baptist churches, Tilehouse Street is member of the Central Baptist Association and the Baptist Union of Great Britain, which in turn is a member of the Baptist World Alliance, joining Baptists around the world in Christian fellowship. We are also a member of Churches Together in Hitchin and are Fair Trade Church.
To find out more about Baptists, visit the Who are Baptists? page at the Baptist Union of Great Britain.
Most morning services start with everyone together for the first 20 minutes or so after which the children leave for their own activities so that their parents are able join in worship. There is an all-age service periodically throughout the year. Services last about an hour and are open to all.
Our services have sense of order and include hymns and songs, bible readings, prayers, a sermon and sometimes Communion. Singing is accompanied by our magnificent historic organ, and/or piano.
Sunday services are at 10:30. You can find out who is leading worship by consulting the diary page. Sometimes we have a joint service with one of the other churches in Hitchin. Again details will be on the diary page
Coffee, tea and squash are served in the hall after the morning service.
We celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of the month and every third Sunday at our monthly Evening Service - at 18:30, Spring to Autumn and 16:30 in Winter (October to March, but check with the diary page). This is a sharing of bread and non-alcoholic wine served to the congregation in their seats by deacons or other Church members.
We have a daughter church in the nearby village of Stondon (Bedfordshire).
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