PLEASE NOTE - Our Toddler Group, Youth Groups and Day Centre are currently not gathering, and our building remains closed.
We are still meeting in various ways and are considering ways in which our regular activities can open safely, the Toddler Group and Day Centre will not open before September 2021.
We meet for worship on a Sunday - please email
Our youth groups are meeting online with occasional "in person" meetings - please email
for details. We hope to be accepting new members from September.
Grove Lane is a unique community of individuals, a liberal church run on the true baptist principle that every member has an equal say. We have the community, justice, the world and the love of God at our heart.
Many of our membership believe that being a Christian isn't just about Sunday worship but is about being active in our community so at the core are the groups we run during the week: our Day Centre catering for the elderly; our Toddler group for Parents/Carers and their children; and our Youth Groups for Children and young people aged 5 – 18. Our groups and organisations are run with a wide variety of volunteers who are an essential part of our community.
We are a church which doesn't offer a fixed view of religion or spirituality but “meets people where they are”; discussion, debate (sometimes friendly disagreement) aren't just welcomed – they are an essential part of who we are and what we do. We have a monthly “Cafe Church” Sunday which includes a popular discussion session as well as a chance for a chat over a cup of fairtrade coffee.
We are a campaigning church on issues such as justice, fairness, liberty and equality.
We are proud to be registered to perform marriages of all kinds (including same-sex since 2014), we are firmly committed to marriage equality.
Our current minister, Ruth, started full-time in September 2018. You can learn more about her by reading her blog: Ruth's Ramblings.
For the latest news about Grove Lane please see our Facebook Page! You can also follow us on Twitter; @GroveLaneBap and Instagram at grovelanebaptist
Some of our worship is available on Soundcloud here