Hillsborough Baptist Church is based in north-west Sheffield about 3 miles from the city centre. The Church has approximately 80 members and a number of other regular attenders. The congregation is made up of all age groups and activities are provided for each group. A number of different nationalities are represented in the Church apart from British – African, Asian and Eastern European. Click here for our Facebook page.
Statement of Faith
We believe in one God, the creator of Heaven and earth.
We acknowledge Jesus Christ is God’s Son and is the only way back to God.
John 14:6 – Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father, except through me.”
We also believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired word of God and is completely trustworthy.
The gospel is this; all of mankind has sinned and comes under the judgement of God. The consequence of sin is death and eternal separation from God.
But God loved mankind so much, that He sent his Son, Jesus Christ, who was crucified on a cross, taking upon Himself the consequence of our sin but who wonderfully rose again and is alive today.
So… if anybody confesses their sin and believes in Jesus… they will be saved.
Declaration of Principle
The Basis of the Baptist Union is:
- That our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, is the sole and absolute authority in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, and that each Church has liberty, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to interpret and administer His laws.
- That Christian Baptism is the immersion in water into the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, of those who have professed repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ who ‘died for our sins according to the Scriptures; was buried, and rose again the third day’.
- That it is the duty of every disciple to bear personal witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to take part in the evangelisation of the world.
Information for visitors
Hymns and Bible Readings
The words of the hymns are projected onto the wall at the front of the Church. However, if you have difficulty seeing the words or prefer to use a hymn book please see one of the door stewards for a copy.
Bibles are also available from the door stewards; we use the New International Version. Passages and page numbers will be announced and/or projected onto the front wall.
Anyone who knows Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour is welcome to share communion with us. Communion services are held on the first Sunday of the month in the evening and on the third Sunday in the morning.
Bread is served in individual pieces and is eaten as it is received. The wine is served in small cups and we drink together as a sign of our oneness in Christ.
If you feel uncomfortable about taking the bread and wine then just let the plates pass you by.
Children and Young People
We have various age groups that meet during the morning service:
- Crèche – up to 3 years of age. Meeting in the Church Hall – play activities, colouring and baby toys.
- Sunday School – 3 – 5 years and 5 – 7 years. Meeting in rooms behind the pulpit area.
- King’s Club – 7 – 11 years. Meeting in the Church Hall from the beginning of the service.
- Bible Class – 11 years upwards. Meeting in a room behind the pulpit area.
As part of our worship we take up an offering in support of the work of the Church and Christian work in the UK and abroad. As a visitor please do not feel that you have to contribute – we are happy that you able to join us.
The Church has a loop system. If you would like to take advantage of this then please use the ‘T’ switch on your hearing aid.
Toilets are located in the corridor behind the pulpit area and are accessed by the doors at either side of the pulpit; no stair climbing is necessary. There is a fully equipped disabled toilet and baby changing facilities are also available in this area.