About Headcorn Baptist Church

Church history

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.

HBC 1900

HBC today

At HBC, you will find a group of ordinary people who enjoy the extraordinary and life changing experience of a personal relationship with God. We aim to give a warm welcome to all – whether curious, cautious or uncommitted. We work together with Christians of different backgrounds in the village to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

Our vision for the future is to grow to become a larger ‘small church’, retaining the intimacy and high involvement of the members but with new disciples for Jesus.  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.

Affiliation & links: The Baptist Union of Great Britain: South Eastern Baptist Association: Churches Together in Headcorn

Main Bible: New International Version

Special needs: Ramp access, wheelchair space, toilet for disabled.