About us

Our History

Our Future

The earliest known records for Headcorn Baptist Church (HBC) are for the eighteenth century when the church met in various locations, until a new building was erected outside the village. In 1819 the congregation met in a new place of worship under a Unitarian persuasion in the village.  The move back to a Trinitarian belief was gradual.  A special Act of Parliament in 1919 was accompanied by the church becoming a member of the Baptist Union.

The Church Today

We are a church of around 30 members and seeking to grow with the addition of others who share our ethos and beliefs. We are ordinary people who enjoy the extraordinary and life changing experience of a personal relationship with God by faith in Jesus Christ. We aim to give a warm welcome to all – whether curious, cautious or uncommitted. We work together with Christians of different backgrounds to share the good news of Jesus Christ in the village.

At present the church does not have a Pastor but enjoys a shared leadership of elected Deacons. The ministry is shared among the members and worship and preaching is led by a small team.

Our vision for the future is to grow this Christian community with new disciples of Jesus while retaining the intimacy and high involvement of the members.  We want to enable people from Headcorn and the surrounding villages to encounter Jesus, engage with God, to develop spiritually and to put faith into practice in loving care within the community. We wish to maintain the involvement of all the members of the church and congregation.

We aim to be as involved as possible within village life, building good relationships while witnessing to our faith in Jesus Christ as the solution to the world’s needs.

The church is generous in its support of mission and charity work, giving up to 50% of its income to such causes, among them the Baptist Union’s Home Mission, BMS World Mission, Missionary Aviation Fellowship and London City Mission.