We gather in person and online for Sunday Worship at 10.45.


We meet for worship on a Sunday - please email

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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.


We believe that being a Christian isn't just about Sunday worship but is about being active in our community so at the core of our life are the groups we run during the week: our Day Centre catering for the elderly; our Toddler group for Parents/Carers and their children; our Youth Groups for Children and young people aged 5 – 18, and our collection for Chelwood Foodbank in the car park on a Saturday morning. 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 are a campaigning church on issues such as justice, fairness, liberty and equality. We are committed to including all, and resisting discrimination on the basis of colour, age, disability, gender or orientation. As part of this, we have joined Inclusive Church. See more here


We are proud  to perform marriages of all kinds (including same-sex since 2014).  We are firmly committed to marriage equality.


Our minister, Ruth, works three weeks a month. 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; Grove Lane Baptist Church Community

Some of our worship is available on Soundcloud here

and on Youtube here