We will live lives of worship to God.
We will offer a warm welcome and unconditional Christian love to all.
We will help people grow as lifelong-disciples of Jesus.
We will base all our teaching and practice on the Word of God, the Bible.
We will bring glory to God by being a fruitful Spirit-filled church.
We will make the rural community our priority as we spread the light of the gospel within and beyond the Axe Valley until Jesus returns.
as members of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, and subscribe to its Declaration of Principle and we are also in membership with the Evangelical Alliance, and subscribe to its Statement of Faith. We have close relations with the local Anglican church, St. Giles, Kilmington engaging in regular joint activities and services with them. We are also in close fellowship with our “cluster” of neighbouring Baptist churches in Chard, Lyme Regis, Seaton, and Honiton - known as the “CHALKS” group, and we are members of Churches Together in Axminster (ACT). We have an open membership policy - that is, membership is open (in the words of our constitution) “to all who profess repentance towards God and faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, who have confessed their faith in one God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - and whose lives bear evidence of their Christian profession.”
that the local church may always be "one generation away from extinction". Therefore, we are committed not just to surviving but to reaching out into our community with the good news, through various projects and activities, and social action. We seek to be relevant to our immediate community, and to be a relevant church in a rural area. The Arthur Rank Centre’s web site has more details on the churches’ ministry in rural areas, and helping churches to become more rural-friendly.
Christian mission in the wider world. We support several missionary and relief organisations including BMS World Mission, Baptist Home Mission, The Leprosy Mission, European Christian Mission, TEAR Fund, Christian Aid, Love Russia, and Yatima Orphanage. in Tanzania.
around 15% of our income towards these mission and aid organisations, sharing from our wealth with those who are in need.
believing in a God who answers prayer in miraculous and loving ways. We have a dedicated prayer team who will pray for you and your situation in complete confidentiality. Just contact us and let us know about your situation and how we can pray with you.