Newport Baptist Church Shropshire, Water Lane, Newport, Shropshire. TF10 7LD
1992 The Church was founded by a small band of bible-believing Christians. The 16 founder members initially met in rented premises. During the first year the church was accepted as a member of the Baptist Union of Great Britain.
1996 We were able, with help from various Baptist funding facilities, to purchase our own building.
1999 The next major step of faith was to seek the Lord with regard to calling our own Minister. After much prayer, and on the clear direction of the Lord, the Church called Rev. Malcolm Thorpe and he accepted the Pastorate on a half stipendiary basis.
203/4 As a result of faithful giving, we no longer required Home Mission support.
205/6 Due to continued generous giving, we were able to complete repayment of existing loans and, with new loans, undertake a major extension to the premises.
2007 With the retirement of Pastor Malcolm, the Lord called a long-standing member and serving Deacon, John Wood, to be our Pastor.
2008 Pastor John was accepted for Accreditation with the Baptist Union of Great Britain, and commenced part-time studies at Bristol Baptist College, while continuing to serve as part-time Pastor.
2009 March The worship area was enlarged, to include a platform and baptistry.
2011 September 17th the Ordination and Induction of John Samuel Wood as our full time Pastor.
2014 Pastor John Wood served until the end of 2014.
2018 On the 5th April we converted from an unincorporated organisation to an Incorporated organisation; NEWPORT BAPTIST CHURCH SHROPSHIRE Registered Charity No: 1176587.
7th April Induction of Rev. David Middleton as our full time Pastor.
2019 Sunday 10th March 27th Anniversary celebration service led by Revd. David Middleton with the Revd, James Chapman bringing the message. The service was followed by lunch in the Hall.