Harlington Baptist Church is a Christian Church – a community of ordinary people who believe in, or are seeking God, and are committed to a relationship with Him through his Son, Jesus Christ, as revealed in the Bible and by His Holy Spirit. We hold to the basic beliefs of the Christian faith and seek to teach, encourage and live out the Christian life as a community and as individuals, and to help others to do the same. We long for everyone, ourselves and others, to find forgiveness, new life and purpose, and eternal peace with God.
We are a ‘free’ Church, a ‘non-conformist’ Church. That means we are not part of the State Church, the Church of England (Anglican). We are ‘free’ of government control, free to organise ourselves. So, within limits, the congregation makes its own decisions. Our Members (through the Church Meeting) are the overall governing body of our Church, although different aspects of the Church’s spiritual life and day to day matters are delegated to the Diaconate (Deacons), the Minister, and to teams and individuals within the fellowship who have particular responsibilities.