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Tilehouse Street Baptist Church, Hitchin


Our mission to the world

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Tilehouse Street is an active financial supporter of BMS World Mission, which spreads Christ's gospel abroad, and Home Mission, which helps Baptist churches within the UK.


BMS World Mission link missionaries in Nepal

Map of Nepal
[map: Google maps]

BMS World Mission supports 370 personnel working in 40 countries of the world, where they serve the people in the name and spirit of Jesus Christ, alleviating suffering and injustice and improving the quality of life.

BMS World Mission says of Nepal: "Nepalís breath-taking scenery has rightly earned it the title of Mountain Kingdom. However, this title hides a people who are amongst the poorest in the world. "

Alan and Megan Barker
[Picture: BMS World Mission]

Alan and Megan spent some time in the UK in 2022 and took the opportunity to visit many of the churches around the country supporting their work. During the tour they were able to visit Hitchin and joined worship at Walsworth Road in the morning and held a question and answer session at Tileshouse Street in the afternoon.

Alan and Megan are now back in Nepal after their travels around the UK and the pleasure of spending time with their usually scattered families, but will be visitng the UK again in 2024..

Megan has recently been working with a group of students from Messiah University USA on a project to build wheelchairs with local labour and parts, making them one third the price of imported ones. Alan laboured on an application for EU funding, which, sadly, didn't materialise. That and more in in their latest bulletin.

We continue to remember them in our prayers at every opportunity, asking that they both remain well and safe.

You can read the latest news from Alan and Megan via
Here are some recent newsletters:

February 2024 Newsletter On the road again
March 2024 Newsletter Hitting the road
May 2024 Newsletter Negotiating

March 2024: Video update from the Barkers

Our mission to the local community

Good Friday service

We often work together with other local churches that are members of "Churches Together in Hitchin", (which is part of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland).

In particular, we hold occasional joint services with Walsworth Road Baptist Church, which, like Tilehouse Street, is also a member of the Central Baptist Association and the Baptist Union of Great Britain.