Totstop is a play group for under 5s and their parents/carers, every Friday during term time between 10am-11.45am. No need to book, just come along. Our sessions are informal and mostly consist of free play. We also have a craft activity table, story time and music most weeks. Refreshments for ... Read More

We’re Back!

HBC Hiking Group met on Saturday, 17th July for the first time in 2021. It was a hot day, becoming progressively hotter, so nine of us walked a gentle 5 miles from Moreton-on-Lugg to Lyde Court, across the Lugg to Sutton St Nicholas then back across the fields to Moreton ... Read More


You are welcome to join us in person for our Sunday morning services at 10.30am.  No need to book, socially-distanced seating available ... Read More

Welcome back to children and families!

Childrens’ groups have restarted and it’s great to welcome families back into the building! We have two groups running for ages 3-11years, on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month. We are following current Covid guidelines to keep all our children safe. The first Sunday of each month ... Read More

Confident Christianity

Hereford Baptist Church invites you to our first virtual conference, in partnership with Solas Centre for Public Christianity. Saturday 6th March 9.30am – 2.30pm Registration for this FREE event is open to anyone and the event will be streamed live over Youtube, Facebook and via Solas’ website. Full details are ... Read More

Promises’ Nativity!

Watch the trailer for our Nativity service below, brought to you by our Promises Children’s MinistryContinue reading ... Read More

How to join us each week for our Sunday Services

Each week we will be streaming our Sunday morning service, live on our website and our Facebook page. The service will start at 10.30am. You can watch on our website by clicking HERE. Or on Our Facebook page by clicking HERE. The new sheet which contains the readings for the ... Read More

Easter 2020

We would love you to join us for our Easter services this year. All of these will be available on our website and on Facebook. You can watch on Facebook HERE or on our website HERE. Maundy Thursday – 7pm Join Michael Beer at 7pm on Thursday 9th April 2020 ... Read More

Sunday 5th April 2020

We hope you can join us for our service this morning at 10.30am. You can watch live on Facebook or by clicking HERE Reading for Sunday Psalm 39 ESV
What Is the Measure of My Days?
To the choirmaster: to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.
39 I said, “I will ... Read More

Resolving Sound Issues

When you open the video in our website it will be set on mute (unfortunately this is the default, so we can’t change it). To get sound: Move your mouse over the video, you will then see the speaker symbol in the bottom right corner. Turn the sound up and ... Read More

Information for Live Streaming

Sundays at HBC Firstly, on Sunday morning, HBC will be streaming live for the first time! Please have bread and wine (or a substitute) ready as we will be sharing communion during the service. The service will last between 30-40minutes and will start at 10.30am. You can watch live Sunday ... Read More

Wednesday Club March Programme

The Wednesday Club wasn’t fully protected against the floods of mid-February. None of our members was thankfully directly affected by the water, but in view of the uncertain weather and travel conditions on 19th February it was decided to cancel that morning’s meeting. The advertised “Baltic Cruise” was easily rescheduled ... Read More

Wednesday Club February Programme

The highlight of January 2020 was definitely the intoduction to basket weaving by Clyde of Wildwicker. Clyde only uses willow twigs and branches from plants which he has propagated and grown himself. The beauty of a finished basket lies in its smooth feel, natural colours and sturdiness. Besides baskets, willow ... Read More

Wednesday Club January Programme

2019 finished for us with a traditional Carol Service led by our Minister, Revd Steve Ansell. Steve will visit us again this month when he will reflect on his first full year at Hereford Baptist Church.
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Christmas at Hereford Baptist Church

We would love you to join us as we celebrate Christmas at HBC ... Read More

Wednesday Club December Programme

Mair and Brian Granthier gave us a very detailed and sometimes moving presentation about Night Shift and how their vision of some 17 years ago has made a real impact on Hereford’s nightlife. On a Saturday night/Sunday morning – from midnight to 3.00am – HBC’s front doors are kept open ... Read More

Wednesday Club November Programme

October’s highlight truly belongs to Penny Platts. Her presentation “Travel in Iran” was outstanding. History, culture and especially the friendly welcome given to her by the ordinary people left a deep impression on us all. What could the world be like without wars and hatred among nations.
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Autumn Amble

The HBC Hiking Group’s October walk was a gentle circular affair of about 5 miles, starting near Prior’s Frome and heading through intermittent woodland towards Upper Dormington, then Perton and southwards to Checkley, where we were given the chance to visit the small church of St Nicholas, beautifully decorated for ... Read More

Wednesday Club October Programme

One of the highlights in September was a very interesting talk by Mark Bricknell on John Venn Society. John Venn and his sister Emelia did ground-breaking work in establishing guidelines in social care that are still very relevant today.
This month we continue with a Herefordshire theme when Gordon Taylor ... Read More

HBC Hikers at Begwns

The hike in September took place in the Begwns, a National Trust owned upland area near Hay-on-Wye, and was led by a friend of the Maesyronnen Chapel, one of Wales’ oldest non-conformist places of worship. This was a longer than anticipated trek for the 9 of us, topping almost 10 ... Read More

Activate Ladies Fitness

Activate ladies fitness will be relaunching Thursday 12th September. This is a free session and is aimed at all levels of fitness. If you would like to see what it’s like, come along any Thursday and meet us! ... Read More

Wednesday Club September Programme

Thanks to Ian Haines’ efforts during July we can now say that “the (old) penny has duly dropped”. Little did we realise how the study and collection of coins does reveal such an intricate picture of our country’s history. After the break during August we are now looking forward to ... Read More

Summer Strolls

HBC Hiking Group have enjoyed beautiful weather for their last two outings. Our walk in July was a gentle and level affair of about 6 miles, starting from HBC and along the Wye to Breinton, where we were fortunate to find the church open for viewing. In August, we travelled ... Read More

Wednesday Club July Programme

Well into the June heatwave, some ‘cooling-off’ relief was offered by Janet and Juergen when they shared their recent travel experiences entitled “Switzerland by Train”.
July’s programme features a series of talks and demonstrations about English coinage by Ian Haines, before Revd Ruth Hulse will send us in to our ... Read More

Men on Bikes

Eight HBC men of diverse ages gathered with their bikes on the morning of Saturday, 22nd June 2019 for a ride in perfect cycling weather, not too warm or too breezy. Continue reading ... Read More

Llanthony Priory to Offa’s Dyke

The weather forecast for Saturday, 15th June was not great but the slight drizzle stopped just as we arrived at Llanthony Priory (founded in the 12th Century) and ten hikers and three dogs enjoyed what turned out to be a lovely morning. Continue reading ... Read More

HBC May Hike

Our May hike was a little more strenuous than our average, though not so unusual when led by the lovely David P, to whom many thanks for a wonderful day out. Continue reading ... Read More

Wednesday Club May Programme

Wednesday Club always strives to bring new experiences to our members. When Liz Donavan brought a full set of bell plates and, after a short introduction, held a “Masterclass”, there were many volunteers eager to try their hands at them. It wasn’t a master performance, but the concerted enthusiasm fully ... Read More

Wednesday Club April Programme

Open Mornings have proved to be a wonderful opportunity for members to share with us their special interests. So it was in March when Ian Haines introduced us to a small part of his extensive collection of often rare coins, such as 50p coins with the wrong number of sides, ... Read More

Spring is Sprung – HBC Hikers

In February, HBC Hikers started from Sutton St Nicholas school and walked a circular route of around 6.5 miles in good weather, via Hawkersland, Preston Wynne and Sutton Walls. Thanks to David P for leading. Continue reading ... Read More

Wednesday Club March Programme

The beauty of the changing seasons was brought to us by Gordon Taylor as he once again delighted us with a most spectacular slide show; 40 minutes – not a word spoken, but accompanied by classical music underlining each of their characters – kept us all very close to God’s ... Read More

Wednesday Club February Programme

One of last month’s highlights was unquestionably a very lively and varied presentation of poetry by Bethan Kain and Marie Hill, all helped by appropriate props and costumes. They held us spellbound throughout.
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Murky Marcle Ridge

Not daunted by a bit of drizzle and mist, a group of HBC hikers enjoyed a walk along Marcle Ridge on Saturday, 19th March, led my Mike C. Panoramic (normally) views from the Ridge were somewhat obscured on this occasion but it didn’t matter and a good time was had ... Read More

Wednesday Club January Programme

Aidrian Shakeshaft made a very welcome return visit during December when he delighted us with a wide range of festive Christmas songs and carols – from “White Christmas” to “Hark, the Herald Angels” – who could resist not joining in?!
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Undulating Autumn Ambles

HBC Hiking Group has been lucky with the weather this autumn. We had a beautiful day for Hergest Ridge in October, as previously reported. In November we started at a Wye Valley viewpoint south of Fownhope and enjoyed wonderful views on our 6 mile route via Brockhampton and How Caple ... Read More

Wednesday Club December Programme

Last month’s highlight was a fascinating presentation by Susanna Grunsell of the large variety of garden birds, with a challenging quiz on recorded bird songs.
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Treat or Treat 2018

Treat or treat… “the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has never put it out” John 1:5 On a wet and misty evening we returned to Central Avenue park on the 31st October with bright lights and a different way to do Halloween!
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Wednesday Club November Programme

To keep memories of the past summer alive, Janet and Juergen shared with us their memories of their cruise on the Blue Danube.
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Hergest Ridge Hike

Saturday 20th October 2018 saw a group of HBC hikers start from the lively border town of Kington and climb gently up to Hergest Ridge, one of the oldest east-west routes across the border into Wales. Near the top of the ridge we found a group of monkey-puzzle trees, a ... Read More

Wednesday Club September Programme

After the summer break we are looking forward to a new session with a varied programme arranged by our programme secretary, Ian Haines.
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Garden Party for the Stonebow Unit

On Tuesday a group of over twenty joined staff and patients in the grounds of the Stonebow Unit for a summer garden party. We sung a selection of well-known secular and Christian songs, ably led by our musicians Jon and Dij Priday, Ollie Bayliss and Jo Pirez. It was good ... Read More

Brecon Beacons Beckoning

HBC Hiking group undertook a slightly steeper test on Saturday, 21st July. We set off from the foot of the Fan ridge, below Pen-y-Fan in the Brecon Beacons but on the west side of the A470 from Brecon to Merthyr Tydfil.
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Wednesday Club July Programme

Don Balkwill took us back to our younger years with the help of a fascinating display and quiz of gadgets that in some cases had been long forgotten. Perhaps you may be able to identify one or the other. Sorry, no prizes. Continue reading ... Read More

Wednesday Club June Programme

Nigel Warwick (Thanks for the photo, Nigel!) provided a definite highlight during May with his fascinating and most interesting talk on the life-saving service that Blood Bikes provide to help the NHS in times of a medical crisis. During the night and over weekends motorcycle dispatch riders deliver all sorts ... Read More

Kilpeck and Cole’s Tump

The HBC Hiking Group, having given prior permission for the Royal Wedding and the Cup Final to take place on the same day, set off from Kilpeck in warm sunshine on the morning of 19th May, 2018. We started from the lovely little Norman church in Kilpeck and inspected a ... Read More

Wednesday Club May Programme

The beauty of our county was brought to us last month in Gordon Taylor’s superb presentation A-Z Villages in Herefordshire. 40 minutes of stunning photographs accompanied by well-chosen music – and not a single word spoken. We were truly spell-bound. Continue reading ... Read More

Central Story Easter Hunt

The weather meant that things didn’t quite go to plan and with the park a washout, Central Story relocated to the HBC buildings, the rain certainly wasn’t going to stop the fun and intrigue of the Easter Hunt! With the building bursting with activities and people, families were encouraged to ... Read More

Malvern Sunshine

HBC hikers met on Saturday 21st April and walked and chatted in lovely sunshine around the south-eastern edge of the Malvern hills from Hollybush to the A449 just below British Camp. There, we lingered at the cafe for ice cream before a short steep climb up to the Herefordshire Beacon ... Read More

Wednesday Club April Programme

Musical presentations are always very popular with our members, so it was no surprise that The Hop Pickers Feast had little trouble in getting our feet tapping and us joining in with a number of their folk songs. Continue reading ... Read More

Brisk Breinton

Brisk in the windchill sense that is, for a well-insulated HBC Hiking group maintained a fairly relaxed pace on a chilly but dry Saturday, 17th March.
We followed a figure of eight course of about 5.5 miles, starting and finishing at Breinton Church. The undulating farmland was varied and interesting ... Read More