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Trinity Baptist Church - a small church with a big heart

Approaching Chesham down Amersham hill, one of the largest buildings you will see along the main road is Trinity Baptist Church. This red-brick Victorian building, just short of Chesham market square, is the home to a group of Baptist Christians who have worshipped off Punch Bowl Lane for over 300 years.

The building was re-developed in 2002 to ensure it was wheelchair accessible and more widely available for use by the community. A lift was installed in 2005.

Trinity is a community of people from across Chesham and beyond who are involved in working with the local community in a number of ways. There is a weekly Tots group; a monthly lunch-club for those who are retired, as well as a Monday evening group which invites speakers to talk on a variety of subjects. Until recently, Trinity ran a group for local people who were unemployed or under-employed. The church also has close links with Birchwood, a local residential centre for people with cerebral palsy.

As well as church activities, the building is used regularly by many community groups, including: drama, dancing and musical groups, Chesham 2nd Trinity Scouts, Chesham Horticultural Society, SCOPE, NHS, SMART, as well as a kick-boxing and martial arts group. The upstairs Arnold Baines Hall is often booked for children’s parties.

In 2013 Trinity started a new type of informal and creative Sunday morning service called ‘Cafe 'n Kidz Church. This is once a month at 10.45am in the upstairs hall. It includes craft activities and other creative activities for children of pre-school and primary school age. There will be coffee and cake available for the adults who have the option of taking part in a quiz-type challenge.

The church is often used for musical concerts by choirs and musicians alike. Alexander Ardakov has played here, as well as several local choirs, also ‘Total Brass’, which involved musicians from the Royal College of Music.While it can seat as many as 300 people, Trinity is an intimate venue with excellent acoustics. The church organ was renovated in 2013.

Trinity treasures it's Baptist roots and identity, while at the same time being committed to working with Christians from other churches, as well as people of other faiths and no faith. Our church has a close link with Chesham United Reformed Church, who used our building for worship in 2012, while they were having their own church re-developed. Trinity is committed to supporting BMS World Mission and Baptist Home Mission, as well as a number of local charities, including: Workaid, Housing Interaction Trust, Shed@thePark, Chiltern Foodbank.

Trinity belongs to the Baptist Union of Great Britain, is a member of the Central Baptist Association which includes Buckinghamshire, as well as belonging to Churches Together for Chesham. Trinity is a Fairtrade Church and has been involved with the Chesham4Fairtrade campaign since it's beginning in 2003.

For enquiries about Sunday worship (10.45am), or about any of the church’s acitivities, or if you would like the church to pray for you or a member of your family, please contact our minister, Colin Cartwright: 01494 775651 / colin@chesham4fairtrade.co.uk.

For any enquiries about using our church buildings, please speak to our Booking Secretary, Tim Clark: 01494 721927

Trinity Baptist Church, Red Lion Street, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1EY