All of us at Crich Baptist Church, in Derbyshire are pleased that you have called in on us, thank you for dropping by. We hope that you will be able to stay awhile and fellowship with us.
We are an Independent Baptist Church, and believe ourselves to be a warm, and welcoming evangelical church, that is Christ centred, Bible believing, and a Gospel preaching church with a compassionate heart. We are Reformed in doctrine, in that we believe the Doctrines of Grace, teaching that salvation is by grace alone, in Christ alone, through faith alone! We believe strongly that as much as we are able, we are called upon to lovingly commend Christ to all, and with God’s gracious help we seek to play our part in Mission, with interests not only locally, but also supporting missionaries and Christian workers in several different countries. With God’s help we seek to “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints”! (Jude v3)
Chris Hand, our pastor, has been with us since December 2000, prior to that he had been the pastor of a church in Lewisham, South London.
Are you looking for a spiritual home? : If you are looking for a Baptist church in Derbyshire to settle in, do come and visit us, we would love to have the opportunity of getting to know you.
Marriage as God Intended It
National governments, our own included, are pandering to the homosexual and lesbian lobbies and bringing forward legislation in an effort to try and allegedly re-define marriage. Great concern has been expressed by politicians, organisations and indeed thousands of ordinary folk like ourselves in an effort to encourage the government to think again about the wisdom of what they are attempting to do. Recently our pastor concluded a short series of sermons entitled – “Marriage as God Intended It.” You can find links to all four sermons in the series by visiting our Audio Sermons page, where you will also find links to hundreds of other sermons preached at Crich Baptist Church.
Creation Ministries International
Following the successful visit by Dominic Statham recently, in which he addressed us on the very interesting and challenging subject of Biblical Biology, we have been given permission by CMI to include some of the articles currently available on their own website, here on the website of our church. None of us at Crich are experts in the very professional world of Science as many of the speakers and staff at CMI are, this is very generous of CMI, and we are truly grateful. We do however share with them the belief in God as Creator, as recorded in the Bible, in the Book of Genesis. It is therefore our intention to create a separate section of this website, devoted to supporting the Biblical view, and in this we plan to include some of the CMI articles. We hope to have this new section live so-to-speak within the next couple of weeks.
What must I do to be saved?
The answer as to how you can be saved is in the gospel, which means ‘good news’. Although much more could be said, the gospel message comprises a small number of key points: ………. [Read the full article]
This Christian Church …
This Christian Church has been active in Crich since 1826, although we only moved to the present site in 1877. If you are interested in the history of our church then please check out our History of Crich Baptist Church page. We would love to have you drop by if ever you are in the area, you can be assured that you will be given a warm and sincere welcome. If you want directions to Crich, please check on this ‘How to Find Us‘ link. Or, if you want any further information about our services or other details mentioned on this site, then please send us a message via our ‘Contact Us‘ page.
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Our Featured Audio Sermon / Or Children’s Talk
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Crich Baptist Church – Podcast Pulpit
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Free Sermons – Video
After a great deal of thought we have decided to revert to showing the sermon videos we have uploaded to our main audio / video host, namely SermonAudio.com. Here then is a sample video sermon recorded at Crich Baptist Church. Previously we have tried other solutions, but they proved to be too time consuming, and we were not therefore able to change those listed on this site’s main Video Sermon page as often as we would have liked.
This particular video is the second in the short series that our pastor has begun, entitled – ‘ Marriage as God Intended It ‘. This is featured here due to the current debate taking place in the UK concerning our government’s proposed legislation, which if passed will allow same-sex marriages. As Christians we cannot agree with this, and trust that this series will be useful in helping people consider the biblical case for ‘ Marriage as God Intended It ‘.