Broadmead Baptist Church, Bristol UK
                                                           "The Church Above the Shops"

The Style of the Church

The services at Broadmead are thoughtfully and carefully prepared by all involved, using music and words from the whole Christian tradition. The services are structured with the worship expressed through hymns, prayers and readings from scripture, with a sermon based on the readings. We usually follow the readings in the Revised Common Lectionary. The tradition of the church is naturally strongly Baptist, although we are ecumenically minded and work closely with the other churches of central Bristol.

We preach and encourage believer's baptism by total immersion, but it is not a condition of membership. The precedent for open membership derives from the church's origins in the mid-seventeenth century and from the reconciliation of two congregations in the 19th century.

Broadmead has a tradition of church music of a high standard. We have a three-manual pipe organ, which besides being used by the organist to lead us into worship with voluntaries, leads us in worship in the hymns - the Baptist Hymn Book and Baptist Praise and Worship. Details of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.

The church adopted a constitution in 2013. We are governed by the Church Meeting, which is only open to members of the church, and by the deacons elected by the Church Meeting. The Pastoral Care Team shares the pastoral work with the minister.

We produce a monthly newsletter, called The Record, which can be found by following this link.