Situated in the heart of the historic town of Rye - one of the famous Cinque Ports
- we are a lively group of Christians of mixed ages and backgrounds seeking to live
out our faith in this local community.
Rye Baptist Church was founded in 1750 and is one of the oldest in Sussex. We moved
present building in 1910.
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RBC is located centrally in the ancient town of Rye on the coastal borders of East
Sussex and Kent. Our mission is to demonstrate and share the love of God with our
local community and so to introduce individuals to the living Christ. You can read
more about what we believe and why here.
We are a friendly group and you would find a warm welcome at any of our activities.
In our largely secularised society, the idea of faith in an invisible being – let
alone a real relationship with him, may seem a little odd.
But to shut out the notion of a spiritual dimension to life is really to be only
half alive! We are spiritual entities and whether it's fashionable or not, God is
real and He can be known – and what a difference that makes when you meet Him for
Check the ‘Becoming a Christian’ page or follow a link from our ‘Contact’ page and
find out a bit more...
You will find a full list of what is happening this month by following the diary
link at the top of the page.
Our main serviceis at 10.45am on a Sunday and is a relaxed time of worship and teaching,
with a mix of contemporary and traditional music from our gifted team of musicians.
There are facilities for children and young people so that the whole family can
worship and learn together. Afterwards we stay and chat over a cup of tea or coffee
in the lounge - a good time to catch up with old friends and maybe make some new
Mid weekthere are house groups in various members’ homes and you would be most
welcome to join one of these groups - there will be one that is just right for you,
so talk to us about that when you next visit.
On a Thursday morningfrom Easter to Christmas we open for Coffee Plus - a popular
opportunity to share God’s love by means of drinks and home made cakes at very reasonable
We have level access to our food and drink service area and stair lifts to toilets
so customers with disabilities are particularly welcome.
Friday morningssee our Butterfly Club for carers and toddlers - a safe Christian
environment for little ones, and a chance for grown ups to talk and, if appropriate,
receive pastoral care.
On the first Saturday of each month we hold ourPrayer Breakfast from 8-9am and then
at 9.30am to 11am we run Who Let The Dads Outfor dads and their children. A time
to chill for dad and activities for the kids, with a light breakfast available.
On the second Mondayeach month The Wellis a ladies-only get together at the Church
from 2-4pm and on the third Thursday evening the men meet for Engage, a pub meal
and social evening. Email us on email@example.com for details of the
next venue and time.