The church building is currently closed for all purposes because of the Covid19 pandemic. The Government have announced that places of worship can reopen on 4th July. In light of the detailed Government guidance on this matter and advice from the Baptist Union, the Leadership Team of SABC have taken the decision that the church building will reopen for public worship on Sunday 6th September at the earliest, if conditions and advice remain the same.
In the meantime, visual recording of worship, messages and children's talk will continue to be provided on the church's You Tube channel, a link to which is available on the 'sermon recordings' page of this website. The church will continue to meet on 'Zoom' for prayer meetings at Thursday 7pm, and 'after church chat' on Sundays at 12noon. Please contact the minister or Secretary if you would like to join in with these and are not on the SABC e mail list.
Welcome to the website of South Ashford Baptist Church, a congregation which meets on Brookfield Road, Ashford. Please feel free to use the links to find out more about us. We are a family of friendly ordinary people of all ages who have recognised Jesus as our Saviour, and seek to live our lives under his Lordship.
Whoever you are, and wherever you’re from, you will always be very welcome to join us at SABC. We believe that God draws people from all nations and backgrounds to be part of His family, and we love to welcome those who move to our town from different parts of the world, and who are looking for a new spiritual home within a growing Christian family.
Our regular services are: Sunday morning worship: 10:30 am, every Sunday.
Prayer Meeting Thursday 7.30pm - and people's homes ( ring for venue) or at church ( 3rd Thursday).
To hire our facilities call Gerard on 07769997001 or see 'hiring our facilities' page.
For weddings, baby dedications, believer's baptisms and funerals please do contact the minister.
We understand life can be difficult and circumstances very challenging on occasion. However, please note that we do not give out food or money from the church premises.
That does not mean we don't care, though, or don't want to help you. We have extensive local contacts and are able to refer you on to those who can help.Sometimes this is via the Willow Centre Children's Centre behind us, sometimes, it is via other local churches who operate social action projects. Also, below you will find a list of agencies which can help:
For food: from the local Foodbank, to which this church donates. (Unit 14 Foster Road Connect 10 Ashford Business Park Ashford TN24 0FE Telephone: 01233 500477)
If you are homeless: from Ashford Borough Council (Civic Centre Tannery Lane or Gateway Plus, Church Road: ring 01233 330688 or out of hours 01233 629911)
For Benefits: From Jobcentre Plus (International House, Dover Place Ashford Tel 0345 604 3719)
For Medical advice/assistance out of surgery hours ring:
111 ( non -emergency) 999 (emergency)
For KCC Social Services assistance Telephone 03000 416161 ( during office hours) or 03000419191 ( outside office hours)
For Home Essentials in a Crisis: Kent County Council ‘Kent Together’ 03000 419292 or KSAS (Kent Support and Assistance Service) ( click this link)