A Warm Welcome to Honor Oak Baptist Church
A Warm Welcome to Honor Oak Baptist Church      

What’s different about Baptists?

We believe in having a local Church for the local community. We believe that everyone is equal in the Church, but we elect our own leaders, and the members have a say in how the Church is run. Baptists are all in agreement about following the teachings of the Lord Jesus, but each local congregation has the freedom to practise and teach in their own way.

for more information please see the Baptist Union of Great Britain www.baptist.org.uk

Become a Church Member 

 

 At Honor Oak, we welcome new members.

If you wish to become a member, please visit us on a Sunday

and talk to one of our deacons.

 

A brief history of HOBC

The land for the church was purchased in 1887.

The hall was opened as a school in 1888.

The church was officially formed in 1889.

The opening of the chapel was on Good Friday, 1892.

The church grew, and they were pioneering in appointing women deacons in1919.

 

In 1926, there was a split in the church when 25 members left.

(They became Honor Oak Christian Fellowship.)

Honor Oak Baptist Church reformed with 54 members in 1927

and joined the London Baptist Association in 1928.


In 1998 the Church building was declared a ‘Grade 2’ listed building.

In 2004, planing permission was granted to convert the hall and part of the church building into flats and to refurbish the otherpart. The pipe organ was relocated to a church in France.

The ‘new’ church building re-opened in 2011.

Recent Ministry

2004 – 2014 Rev Paul Gardiner

2015 Michael Lovejoy, Minister in training during the interregnum

                                                      2015 – 2021 Rev Joyce Grant

 

                         The church has begun the process of seeking a new minister

 

 

This imagine show the back half of the Church with the suspended ceiling and vestibule

 

 

An image showing a set of pews

The top image is taken from the vestibule looking towards the front of the Church

 

 

 

 

 

The second image shows the front of the Church, as part of the redevelopment there are now three levels in the 'new' building

 

 

 

This image shows the front set of pews past the suspended ceiling seating area

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