Leavesden Road
Watford, Herts
 WD24 5ER
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About

Leavesden Road Baptist Church (LRBC) was founded in 1896 by members of Beechen Grove Baptist Church in the centre of Watford, to serve the rapidly developing area to the north of the town. Whilst today’s congregation is drawn from all over the town and just beyond, we remain well connected to our immediate community.

As a church we seek to know and show the love of God.  We desire to bring worship that is glorifying to God, to follow the example of Jesus Christ and be guided by the Bible as illuminated by the Holy Spirit. 

We believe God’s love is shown in the way we care for each other and the wider community and we have a duty share this responsibility.  Our system of ‘link friends’ ensures that the concerns of the fellowship are recognised and those in need are visited.

Our regular activities embrace the needs of our local community.  We have a thriving ‘Lots for Tots’ group and our long association with the Girls’ and Boys’ Brigades continues to flourish.  ‘FlexiChurch’ is aimed at families and our ‘Thursday Fellowship’ and ‘Leisure for Pleasure’ provide company, a hot meal and games - weekly.

The safety, security, dignity and respect of everyone is a prime concern, and we do take particular care of those in our fellowship who are vulnerable. We operate a ‘Caring for One Another’ policy whereby anyone who has responsibility for children or young people is vetted and trained.

Food is very popular at LRBC and throughout the year we will be found eating breakfast, pancakes, hot lunches, bread & cheese lunches (in aid of Christian Aid), Safari Suppers, Harvest Supper,  Christmas Dinner. We have a full programme of social events - watch the ‘upcoming events’ for details.     

But we are not just about Leavesden Road… recognising that we are part of a much larger family locally, nationally and internationally, we maintain links with other Christian organisations.

We are affiliated to the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the Central Baptist Association. As a church, we give regular financial support to Home Mission Fund and BMS World Mission,  through whom we are in close contact with:

  • Paul and Sarah Brown, BMS Missionaries working in Bangkok, Thailand
  • David and Claire-Lise Judkins, BMS Missionaries in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France.

 

We are also firm supporters of Christian Aid

Hopefully all this gives a flavour of what we are about – but the best way to find out about us is to come along. We look forward to seeing you!