New to CHBC? Welcome!

New to CHBC? Welcome!

A warm welcome from all at CHBC!

We hope this website has enough information on it to give you a flavour of who we are and what we’re up to but nothing beats meeting up for a drink and chat! So if you’d like to meet in person, or connect by phone or video link, or just receive our weekly e-news, please complete this form and we’ll be in touch.

Quick links — find more using the top menus above
Gathered worship — Sundays online and in-person (limited)
Children and Youth work
Prayer life — being a prayerful people is important to us
Growing as disciples — find out about our house groups
Gateway Café — connecting with the local community on Saturdays
Noah’s Ark Christian Preschool — serving the local community
Baby Basics — supporting vulnerable mums and their babies

Quick overview
On a Sunday we are an eclectic gathering of between 80-110 adults, young people and children (depending on weather and time of year!). We love Jesus and do what we do in response to his amazing love and grace as revealed in Scripture. We long for others to also encounter Jesus, follow him and be filled with the Holy Spirit.

We value all ages and seek to reflect this in our various gatherings by mixing traditional and modern elements. Our Sunday Gathering is relaxed in nature — you are welcome to come as you are — and has children and youth work. We want to help people use their gifts to bless others on their frontlines (where they mix with non-believers) and in our gatherings. Other gatherings throughout the week include groups for the older and younger generations in our local community.

Our building is accessible and has a loop system. We are located on a main road. Those with a blue badge can get parked out front; the rest of us make use of the various pay and display car parks within about 5 minutes walk. Our Sunday Gathering is from 10:30-11:45 but many stay around afterwards to catch up over a drink and make new friendships.

We recognise our part in God’s mission to the world by supporting missionaries through BMS World Mission, training and hosting BMS Action Teams, alongside praying for other international mission agencies. We also partner with local mission projects, such as Thrive Youth Ministries, as well as run our own Home Mission Projects — Gateway Café, Noah’s Ark Christian Preschool and Baby Basics. We are committed to praying for persecuted Christians and our broken world as well as financially supporting other mission projects. For more about our mission partners, see here.

What are we about?

Our desire is to bring glory to God by ‘growing disciples of Jesus who make disciples wherever they are’. We realise trying to live in Kingdom ways in our world is not easy so we seek to be like family — caring for one another and encouraging each other in our walk with Jesus.

We want to see new people reached for Jesus and recognise that we have to GO to be where the people are (Matt 28), blessing our local community by getting involved, as well as inviting them to community and other events in our space. We are early on this journey—some are more comfortable than others—but we recognise we’re learning all the time and seek to walk together in all that God has in store for us.