Buckingham Baptist Chapel
|Buckingham Baptist Chapel|
Location within Bristol
|Architectural style||Gothic revival|
|Town or city||Bristol|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Richard Shackleton Pope|
The chapel describes itself as 'independent evangelical baptist'. It is a former member of the Baptist Union, which it left on 7 April 1972 (hence 'independent') due to a membership decision based on 'lack of clarity in its teachings on the deity of Christ'.
The church has been without a full-time Pastor since the summer of 2007. The church currently has 5 deacons, with varying roles in the upkeep of the church and its ministries, in addition to a church worker involved mainly in preaching and outreach ministries, particularly with Romanian and Roma communities in Bristol.
The church has several main meetings per week; two Sunday services and a midweek prayer and bible study meeting on Wednesdays. Other meetings include a prayer meeting on the first Friday evening of each month, a ladies meeting every other Tuesday, a men's breakfast bible study held in homes the second Saturday most months and a Romanian-language fellowship meeting every other Sunday afternoon. The church has several outreach ministries such as a Sunday school held during the morning service every week, Tiger Tots- a parent and toddler group held on Fridays during school term-time and a young peoples (YP) group held roughly every other Saturday evening.
The church also holds regular 'Christianity Explored' courses. There are many yearly events run by the church, such as a summer holiday bible club, Christmas carol singing and a Bonfire night party held at the home of some church members.
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