ABOUT US

We are a lively, family and community orientated congregation in Salisbury. Enjoying a wide age range across our membership, our activities reflect the cross-section of people involved in the life of our church.

 

10.30am Sunday Morning Worship is our main focus, with a strong preaching tradition and uplifting worship music. The younger members of our congregation attend their King's Kids group and a crèche for very youngest. We also have a prayer team available after each service.

 

After each service we enjoy a chance to chat over a cuppa and some biscuits too. 

Midweek there are bi-weekly connect groups, enabling further bible study and fellowship. Plus we have regular prayer meetings for our church, our community and the world.

 

We are members of: The Baptist Union of Great BritainSouthern Counties Baptist AssociationEvangelical Alliance and Salisbury Churches Together.

Please explore our website and if you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us. But here are a few FAQs to help…

FAQs

How do I join Salisbury Baptist?

Everyone is very welcome to come along to any of our services, groups or organisations.

 

What are Salisbury Baptist opening hours and service times?

Sunday Morning Worship 10.30am weekly. Every 1st Sunday of the month at 6:30pm we have Praise and Worship. Every 3rd Sunday of the month at 6:30pm we hold a service called Deeper. The Church Office is open Tuesday mornings from 9:30 till 12pm, please email or phone for more information.

 

How do I join one of the organisations or volunteer to help?

Simply come along to the organisation or speak to a leader.

 

What if I am planning a wedding or other function?

Please contact the Church Office.

 

How do I volunteer to help?

If you would like to volunteer to help at any of our organisations, services or events, please contact our Minister or the Church Office.

 

Does Salisbury Baptist have crèche, children and facilities for young people?

Yes

 

Does Salisbury Baptist have facilities for the disabled?

Yes. We have a Loop system for the hard of hearing and there is wheelchair access with a ramp to the front doors, lift to the second floor and accessible toilets. 

 

Is there parking and what is the cost?

Yes, there is a large council car park situated across the street from the church and a council car park next to the building. 

our TEAM
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Revd Pete Orphan

The church is prayerfully led by a Leadership Team. The team consists of Rev Pete Orphan, Dr Ayo Oyedokun, Ruth Clarke, Debbie Lee-Anthony, Martin Simpson, Derek Holloway and Hannah Giles.

Jenny is our Church Administrator and Tony handles the letting of the building they can be contacted by emailing churchofficesbc@gmail.com and for lettings please email sbclettings@gmail.com

Derek and Karen are our designated safeguarding officers, to contact with a safeguarding issue please email safeguardingsbc@gmail.com 

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Hannah Giles

Young People and Families Worker

hannahfamilysbc@gmail.com

Hannah has been part of the church family since September 2021. Her role is to oversee the 0-18's ministries on a Sunday morning and support families in the church and wider community. She heads up the two youth groups called Ignite and Quest. Please email her to find out more information if you have children and young people.

Interested in the Leadership of SBC

Leadership is one of the gifts God gives to his Church (Romans 12) .

At SBC we have one leadership team. That team is made up of those voted on to lead by the rest of the church membership, at one of the church member’s meetings. The team also includes our Pastor and any other eligible staff members serving the church at the time.

The leadership team are those who are prayerfully recognised by the church to have leadership gifts given by God. They usually serve for a three-year term. They can then be re-elected for a further three-year term. Then have to step back from leadership for at least one year. The Pastor and staff remain on the leadership team while serving the church.

Most of our leadership take on various areas of responsibility for the ministries in the church. To encourage and support those who serve in these areas and represent these ministries to the wider life of the church.

Practically when it comes to a time in the life of the church to vote for new leaders we ask all the church to pray. Before approaching anyone about standing please speak to our Pastor Pete just to ensure that a person is eligible to stand. Then ask them to pray and if they wish to move forward to meet and speak to Pete who has some information for them to read about the role. If they wish to stand their name will then be announced to the church the week before the church meeting. At that meeting a short Q and A will take place about the person’s journey to faith and sense of calling to leadership. A confidential vote will then take place at that meeting. If the required 66% of votes are obtained they will be invited to join the leadership of the church for an initial 3-year period. 

 

For information please speak to Pete or someone on the Leadership Team.