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 40 people) 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, trumpet, guitar, recorder, drums) feature in various combinations at different times. We sometimes show media clips, and sermons are usually accompanied by PowerPoint slides.

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 (although this should be arranged before the service starts, as we currently don't have a regular Sunday school). There are toys at the back for those, and we really don't mind hearing children play during the 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!

There are usually refreshments after the service.

Our church is part of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and a member of the Evangelical Alliance


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 leadership of Rev James Turquand, the original manse was added, and the Baptist chapel in Tiptoe (now River of Life 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.

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