It’s a great pleasure to be able to extend a very warm welcome to you.
Cottingham Road Baptist Church is a lively, friendly congregation that is blessed to be drawn from all walks of life, all ages and multi-national. We share one common bond, the fact that we believe that God came into the world He created in Jesus, who lived, died and rose again in order that we may know forgiveness, new life and the power for really living. We believe that the Christian message is Good News for everyone, and together we’re discovering more about the difference Jesus makes in the world and within our community and lives.
We are fortunate to have our own building on the junction of Cottingham Road and Chanterlands Avenue, Hull. From here we host our Sunday services, a music group, Crèche, children’s and youth work, as well as many other midweek activities and opportunities for fellowship. We also meet in homes to study the Bible and to care for and inspire one another to live for Christ.
We know how hard that first visit to a new place can be, even for the seasoned Christian looking for somewhere new to worship, but our prayer is that you will find us open and accepting, no matter who you are or where you have come from.
Whether as a believer yourself or as someone just looking or wanting to know more, please feel free to come as you are, to be yourself and enjoy the company of fellow travellers on the road with Jesus Christ (the only one who is perfect and has it all sorted out!).
We look forward to welcoming you in person in the name of Jesus Christ, our Saviour, hope and life.
There are many reasons why people think that church is not for them, such as, it'll be boring, I won't understand anything, I'm not good enough, I'm not sure if I believe, I don't like Cliff Richard, for example. But it is our hope and prayer that you'll find us welcoming, accepting and joyful! For we believe that everyone is made in the image of God and that He desires to know and be known by everyone.
Come join us and find for yourself the wonderful blessing of God's presence.
We pray that this short 2min video will be an encouragement for you.
Every Sunday, and at other times in the year, the fellowship gathers to celebrate the joy of knowing God and being known by Him; worshipping Him as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Our worship style is a blend of contemporary and traditional, but our desire is whole-hearted Spirit filled praise to God the Father through Christ our Lord. Come as you are and let God draw near to you.
As well as on a Sunday, CRBC recognises and celebrates the fact that the church is the fellowship of disciples and we love to get together. Prayer forms a integral part of the churches life, whether on a Sunday, in small groups or privately in our homes and is seen as the solid foundation of our life together in God. In addition, throughout the year we will periodically gather on a Saturday evening to share a meal and pray for a specific issue or organisation the church supports.
Members of the church regularly meet together through the week in small groups to uphold and encourage one another, reflect on God's word and praise Christ our saviour. So whether in someones home or in the church building, come and join us as we explore our faith together and grow as His disciples.
Groups exist for all ages and backgrounds.
We just love children playing a full part in the fellowship and desire to see them grow, explore and discover the delight of Christ's love for them. Every Sunday there is age appropriate activities for them as well as holiday clubs and a group called TOG.COM for the youth of the church. Child protection is taken very seriously and we have active policies in place and all our key volunteers are trained to a nationally recognised standard (BUGB - Safe To Grow).
A 4½ minute film in which Richard Taylor explains the origins of the Baptist Movement through exploring one of the first Baptist Chapels.
First broadcast as part of the BBC's Songs of Praise program on 21 May 2017.
Here is a 15 min video from the Baptist Union that is worth a watch