Who We Are
United in our love of Jesus, committed to spreading the gospel and sharing his love in word and action.
Milford on Sea Baptist Church is a friendly and welcoming church for all ages in a beautiful location on the south coast of England. Our Sunday services (average attendance: 45-50 people, most ages represented) are quite informal, and we try to mix different traditions, old and new and in-between.
We sing a lot together; all songs are projected on the big screen overhead, but song books are provided if you prefer. Different instruments (organ, piano, keyboard, trumpet, guitar, flute) feature in various combinations at different times. We sometimes show media clips, and sermons are usually accompanied by PowerPoint illustrations.
Our evening services are quite informal, and occasionally we do a cafe church instead of the regular evening service. In June 2015, we held our first special youth service, organised by the youth themselves; this is meant to become a regular feature.
We aim to be a child-friendly church, and children can either stay for the whole service, or leave before the sermon for Sunday school. There are toys at the back for those that are too little to enjoy Sunday school.
Tea and coffee is served after the morning service. We enjoy fellowshipping together, and we do our best to make everybody feel welcome, both residents of the area and holiday-makers, whether believers, seekers or sceptics. Come as you are and praise Jesus with us!
In 2016 we celebrated 200 years of ministry in Milford, but our vision is very much forward looking, and we look forward to have you join us as we continue to seek God's will for our lives!
A bit of history
The church building is one of the oldest Baptist churches in the New Forest region. It was founded in 1816 by Mr Evans, who in a period of five years saw over one hundred people come into a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus. He also oversaw the building of the church in Barnes Lane. Under the subsequent leaderaship of Rev Turquand, the original manse was added, and the Jireh chapel in Tiptoe (now Wellspring Church) was founded.
In 1964, by developing land surrounding the Church, the present manse and church hall were built, along with additional car parking. Later in the 1990's the organ was up-dated, and a new floor and baptistry installed.
As we moved into a new millennium, multi-media and a new PA system was installed. In September 2010 a tea point area was added to the rear of the Church, enabling a time for refreshments and fellowship to take place at the end of the services. The current minister was inducted at Easter 2011.