History of Hesters Way Baptist Church
The building of the church was sponsored by Cambray and Salem Baptist Churches who formed a joint committee in 1954 to manage the project. Building began in 1956 and the foundation stone (which can be seen to the right of the main doors) was laid on 1st December that year. The opening service was held on 1st June 1957, so have recently celebrated our "Golden" anniversary as we clocked up 50 years in 2007.
Work among young people in the area (and more recently through the "Family Space" project in which the Church played a founding role) created a demand for additional space and more modern facilities and the original building acquired a mirror image which now gives us plenty of space for a wide range of activities.
We meet on Sundays at 10.30 and 6.30 for services of worship and praise. We have a prayer meeting and Bible study on Tuesday afternoons and another on Wednesday evenings. The Ladies Fellowship meets regularly on Thursday evenings.
We have recently completed an Alpha course and a Y course and are thinking through how to follow these and what to make available in the future for those who want to know more about the Christian faith. Members of our congregation are actively involved in many projects including voluntary work for Family Space and work as presenters in the "Open The Book" programme running in local primary schools.
The church premises are also well used by the "Stay and Play" activity of the Family Space project.
So, we are an active and lively church with a building that is well used. We praise God for all that He has done in the past and we look forward with confidence to new challenges and new blessings for the church and for the Hesters Way community.