The Church

The Abbey Centre Baptist Church and associated buildings was established in 1987 when the then Abbey Road Baptist Church completed its move from Far Cotton, Northampton to the present site. The members of the church, with help from community sources, raised a huge amount of money for the new building to be built. It was designed to be a place of worship and a centre for the use of the whole community.

The people of the church meet for worship and other church activities together, but they also express their faith by supporting the building practically, financially and participating in maintenance and various user groups during the week.


Every Sunday morning, from 10.45 am until 12 noon, a group of people of all ages gather together in the Abbey Centre chapel for worship. This time is devoted to singing hymns, sharing our faith stories, affirming the value of all humanity in God’s sight, seeking spiritual strength to face the challenges of life, and celebrating the life that was offered to us by God through his son – Jesus Christ.

If you wish to join us, it doesn’t matter what your reasons are for coming or whether or not you have a church background. It doesn’t matter where you come from or whether you are young, old, black white or brown, You will always find that you are welcome to take part in the church’s worship services and any of its other activities. It would be a pleasure to have you become a part of our local community in the Abbey Centre.

During daytime hours in the week, the chapel is often open if you wish find a quiet, tranquil place for contemplation, meditation, prayer or just some ‘peace and quiet’!

Abbey centre building


Most Sunday evenings from 6pm to 7pm a bible study is held involving a number of people from the Abbey Centre. This is usually held at someone’s home address. The aim of this study session is to provide space for discussion and reflection on the stories and messages from the bible and to explore how these can have meaning for us in our lives today.

What Sunday worship is like?

Sunday morning worship is for all ages and includes a children’s group called Kaleidoscope. We begin our time all together before the children leave for activities which include music, craft activities, sports and using technology, the children’s activities aim to encourage them to consider that there is a deeper level of meaning in their lives and to explore with them matters of faith in a way that is accessible to children of all ages.

Our services include singing & praying together, looking at passages and themes from the Bible and exploring ways to apply these to our everyday lives.

We share communion, bread and wine, almost every Sunday, reflecting on the story of Jesus and his invitation to remember him in all that we say and do.

The first Sunday morning of each month is an All Age Worship Service where we aim to engage God’s story with our culture, often using technology, films and pictures. This service includes a musical worship group that we call our ‘praise team’. The praise team meet on the Tuesday evening before the first Sunday of each month and practice music for the service, this session is then followed by a time of singing together, which is another way in which we believe we can come closer to God and feel the presence of the holy spirit.