About us

Our History


The earliest known records for Headcorn Baptist Church (HBC) are for the eighteenth century when the church met in various locations, until a new building was erected outside the village. In 1819 the congregation met in a new place of worship under a Unitarian persuasion in the village.  The move back to a Trinitarian belief was gradual.  A special Act of Parliament in 1919 was accompanied by the church becoming a member of the Baptist Union.

Our Church Today

We are a church of around 30 members and seeking to grow with the addition of others who share our ethos and beliefs. We are ordinary people who enjoy the extraordinary and life changing experience of a personal relationship with God by faith in Jesus Christ. We aim to give a warm welcome to all – whether curious, cautious or uncommitted. We work together with Christians of different backgrounds to share the good news of Jesus Christ in the village.

Our church had not had a Pastor/Minister for over twenty years and the leadership had been shared by a small group of lay preachers and a member who acted as a Pastoral Lead. In March 2020 we called Rev. Steve Smith BA MTh. to become our Minister, and Steve, along with his wife Caz, began their ministry among us on 1st May 2020. 

Our Future

Our vision for the future is to grow this Christian community with new disciples of Jesus while retaining the intimacy and high involvement of the members.  We want to enable people from Headcorn and the surrounding villages to encounter Jesus, engage with God, to develop spiritually and to put faith into practice in loving care within the community. We wish to maintain the involvement of all the members of the church and congregation.

We aim to be as involved as possible within village life, building good relationships with other churches, local businesses, and our community, while witnessing to our faith in Jesus Christ as the solution to the world’s needs. We also financially and prayfully support mission and charity work.