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The word baptise in the original Greek language literally means to go under the water. This is why our usual practice is to baptise people by completely immersing them under water (for a few seconds!). However, we recognise that in some circumstances it may not be practical or possible for a person to be fully immersed. In this instance we are very happy to discuss alternative methods of baptism.

Getting baptised is a way of telling your family and friends that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Saviour and have entered into a personal relationship with him. It also shows that you have chosen to start a life-long journey of learning to live life the way God intends us to live.

Baptism symbolises that a person has chosen to turn away from, “die to”, their previous sin-filled life, be buried with Jesus Christ in His death and have been raised with him into a new life as a “born again” follower of Christ.

Being baptised doesn’t make you a Christian or “wash away” your sins. Baptism is a symbol of what already happened in someone’s life; that they have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. 

Not being baptised does not keep you from becoming a Christian, but we believe baptism is an important act of obedience to Jesus.

Here are a few pictures of recent baptisms at Barnwell.


In these photos we see Helen Zhang and Judy Zanone-Frost being baptised during one of our morning services. Both gave moving testimonies about their lives and respective journeys to faith, and were welcomed into membership of the church too.


If you've ever wondered why Baptist Churches insist on getting folk so wet, or would like to find out more about getting baptised yourself, contact Stuart Wood by e-mail or phone the Church Office on 01223 292454.

Matt Gooding, 12/10/2010
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Sunday Services


The church meets every Sunday at 10.30am for our Sunday Service. It helps to get there 15 minutes early to get a parking spot and seat in time for the service to start.

We ask that everyone attending our services wears a face mask when moving around the church. Once you are seated you are free to remove it. Thank you.

We meet at the church building.

The address is: 
Howard Road
Cambridge. CB5 8QS

There is parking available on the site.

You can expect a warm welcome, great worship, an impacting preach and a friendly bunch of people gathering to learn more about God. 


Tea, Coffee & Biscuits!

After the main meeting finishes there will an be opportunity for prayer if needed. There is tea, coffee and biscuits served in the church hall.

Come and join us!

If you have any questions about our Sunday Services or need to get in touch with us about any other enquiry we will be happy to help. Please Contact Us for more information.

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