Halstead Baptist Church

A Very Warm Welcome to the Halstead Baptist Church Website. The church was established in 1678 and has been sharing the Gospel in word and acts of service to the Halstead area for over 350 years. The current building is the 4th one the church has had, and was built in 1968. We are building towards the future to enable HBC to ever better serve the community to which we believe God has called us. Find out more about us as you Navigate our website. In so doing, you may discover how God WILL speak to you at this moment in your life.  


Our Sunday Services Our Now Open for you to Attend in Person 10.30am.  We will still continue to provide a weekly Online Service. 

Our Address is Halstead Baptist Church, Hedingham Road, Halstead, Essex. CO9 2DA. England UK.

For General Enquiries the Best Number to Contact HBC on is 01787 479965. For Lettings see our Hiring our Facilities Page.

Our Text for the Year.

And he saith unto them, "Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm."  

Matthew 8:26

Sunday Service 19th September 2021. Starts 10.30am. 

Bible Study Thursday 9th September 
Available Now

What will I give to the LORD in return For all His benefits toward me? How can I repay Him for His precious blessings? Psalm 116:12
"Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, β€˜It is more blessed and brings greater joy to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35


Last week we had no Online Bible Study. However, our Weekly Online Bible Study will continue next Thursday, 23rd September 2021 at 7.30pm. 

Prayer Requests

Email your prayer requests to us. 

Rivers of Life Shop

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The Rivers of Life shop, founded by Halstead Baptist Church is supported by Churches Together in Halstead. We are now open again. To fund the ROL project and people locally and wherever we can, we sell clothes, shoes, jewelry, artwork from local artists, DVDS, CDS and much, much more. We now also sell Personal Protective Products such as facemasks, wipes, hand gels and even Covid tests. 

Apart from the PPE products and artwork, most of our stock we receive as donations from the public and are always grateful for them. 

Part of the purpose of the ROL chat is for a place for people to come and have a chat, so we like to look at it as not only a shop for all people to come, but a place where those who wish can drop by and just have a chat with one of our volunteers. We do offer specialized counselling services for those who request it, and are always happy to pray with or for you, or anybody you request prayer for.   

The name Rivers of Life is based upon the words of Jesus Christ, who said: 'Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, Rivers of Life will flow from within them.' John 7:38. We opened our High Street shop in October 2018. Working together with local Christians from the other churches in the town,  and some local residents who help out, as well as providing a friendly environment, we are providing resources to help those in need, wherever they may be. 

Our current opening hours are:

WEDNESDAY 10.00am - 2.00pm

THURSDAY     9.00am - 5.00pm

FRIDAY            9.00am - 5.00pm

SATURDAY      9.00am - 5.00pm

We always need volunteers, and are looking at opening on Mondays and Tuesday. You don't have to be a church attendee to volunteer and we provide all the training necessary, which helps those looking for work as volunteer works always looks good on a CV and we can provide a reference to an employer. 

We depend on donations to sell and need clothes, shoes, ornaments, toys, bric-a-brac and all sorts of household items. Please consider bringing your donations into us when you are having a clear out or want to find an item a new home.

Thank you.    

Halstead Baptist Church is a member of the Baptist Union of GB, and of the Eastern Baptist Association.


We Support BMS World Mission.


We are a part of Churches Together in Halstead.