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A Warm Welcome… 

The Norwich Baptist Church is the friendly community church near you.

Our church is tucked away just one block NE of downtown Norwich. The building, however, is not the church but stands as a witness to the life of the community that uses its spaces.

Norwich Baptist Church is a community of followers of Jesus Christ. Our congregation is small and yet seeking where God will use us in mighty ways! We are committed to walking humbly with our Lord and growing in our relationship with Him, while serving others. We emphasize Scripture (the Bible) as God’s revealed word so that we may come to know Him better and live life to the fullest.  We invite you to come and join us on the journey.

Our church offers a number of ministries to lead us all closer to Jesus. To find out more please click here.

What to Expect in a Worship Service?

If you are visiting or this is perhaps your first time checking out a Christian worship service what might you expect. Click here to find out more about our services.

Purpose

The purpose of the Norwich Baptist Church is “to be a light in our community” by:

Loving people and caring for their needs,

Learning about their lives,

Leading their way to faith in Christ and Christian maturity, and

Lifting our hearts to God in prayer and praise.

What We Believe…

NBC is a evangelical Baptist Christian community. We are associated with a number of larger Baptist and church organizations such as the Oxford-Brant Baptist Association,  Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec (CBOQ), Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM), the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), and the Canadian Council of Churches

Virtual Tour

To take a virtual tour of our building please click here.

History…

The congregation of Norwich Baptist has been a witness to the community for over 130 years. The church had its beginnings when believers living in this area joined together to form a Baptist church in 1884. It was in that year that they also purchased our current building from the Methodists for a grand total of $4000.00. The Methodists (M.E.) had built the current structure in May of 1877.

Throughout our history we have celebrated, struggled and shared in the ministry together.

Throughout the years many ministries have existed within the church, some standing the test of time and still being active today. Sunday School, youth groups, Mission Circles, Ladies groups, music ministries, Kid’s Clubs, and more.

In 1924 the Ladies’ Aid paid for a new pipe organ which is still in use today. In the 1950’s the back addition on the church was added.  In 2002 work began to repair the leaking 96 year old baptistry and in 2003 we were blessed with the installation of a new audio platform.

NBC also holds a number of firsts. For example, Miss Gertrude Hulet (M.D.) who was a member of this church became the first Canadian Baptist medical missionary, going to India in 1900.

Norwich Baptist Church stands at the beginning of this new millennium both aware of its historic roots and striving to maintain a vibrant and fresh witness within our community.

Come and join us as we continue to be a part of His Story, which was, is, and will be, the greatest story ever told.

Right: Church exterior circa. 1904 (notice the horse sheds in the side yard).

Below: The front of the sanctuary circa. 1900.