Holland Road Baptist Church

Tim Vellacott

At Holland Road we believe that community is a central part of who we are as a church. So as well as meeting together on Sundays we also meet in smaller groups during the week.

These groups are places where people come together to share life’s joys and challenges, to meet with God, and to serve others in our city.

One of the things that people increasingly see and experience in modern society is the absence of community life. Families live further apart, and people stay in the same place for much shorter times, making relationships increasingly hard to establish.

At Holland Road we seek to be a place where people can access community, whatever their life stage or circumstances. Jesus seemed to prioritise relationships all the time – we want to do the same.

We asked some of our community members to talk about their groups:

West Hove Gateway

“We are a diverse community of all ages, ethnicities, and life stages, with a particular welcome for ‘newcomers’ whether new to the church, or to the Christian faith. We meet to learn more about God through His word and prayer, and to encourage each other.”

Knitting Community

“It’s a great opportunity to get together with friends to chat, knit, eat chocolate and drink tea, but also be part of a great community.”

Mums on Mondays

“It’s a group that seeks to share life, and faith’s journey together…” “My group means everything as I don’t get to church often.” “A safe place where I can say anything and not be judged.”


“It’s a group for pre-schoolers and their parents/carers” “The helpers are always so friendly and helpful.” “This group has been a lifesaver for me. It is where I have met so many friends.”

We have lots of different communities that meet across the city on different days of the week – morning, afternoon or evening. Whatever your age, life situation or other commitments, there will be a group for you. There are communities of many shapes and sizes, including those for mums, seniors, newcomers to church, and international students.

To join or to find out more

  • come along one Sunday morning and visit the Connections Point.
  • visit our website hrbc.org.uk and check out our ‘What’s On‘ page.

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