Welcome from the Minister     June, 2020:

David Middleton

Welcome to this portal into the ministry of Newport Baptist Church in Shropshire. There are other portals into the ministry of our church. You can access our ministry through our YouTube channel and our Facebook page.

At the present time of lock-down, all the church’s activities are being conducted through our digital platforms. The church is keeping connected and talking through Zoom on-line meetings, Facebook and WhatsApp social media streams.

You may be looking for a church once we all come out of the coronavirus pandemic lock-down. As soon as we are allowed and it is safe to do so, we will recommence ministry from our church buildings on Water Lane in Newport. You would be very welcome at our church. We are a gathered church and we already have folk coming from beyond the boundary of Newport to be part of our church family (For example, given that the town of Newport is surrounded by open countryside with a good road network, a half hour drive from our church encompasses approximately a 15 mile radius).

As minister of the church my background and specialism is in pastoral care and mental health and disability ministry. Before moving down to Newport I was the lead minister in a church for adults with learning disabilities and their carers and friends, alongside ministry as an NHS mental healthcare chaplain. Caring and compassionate ministry is very dear to my heart and calling. For example, we are very pleased as a church to be working in partnership with the local NHS nursing teams (Telford and Wreakin Public Health Nursing Service) with their well baby and other similar clinics.

However, caring ministry concerns are only a part of what we do as a church. Our main ministry focus is on weekly expository Bible preaching and teaching ministry, with an openness to the gentle ministry of the Holy Spirit coming under the guidance of the Word of God.

Whatever you are are looking for in a church, we have many opportunities for you to get involved and express your ministry interests. We certainly have needs for extra pairs of hands at this point in the church’s life, as we search to grow the ministry of the church. Once out of lock-down we are looking to move into new areas of ministry. Maybe God wants you to be part of that expansion?

With my best wishes, Pastor David.

Regular activities



10.30 am - Morning Worship and Junior Church, followed by refreshments. Communion 2nd Sunday in the month.

Reflective Worship

6.30pm Evening worship
Reflective Service
Scripture and liturgy based with quiet and gentle worship


Bible Study.

2 pm - Bible Study.

Bible Study


Sewing Grace

Sewing Grace.

10.00-12noon - Sewing Grace.
Caring and blessing through needle and thread  


First Steps

First Steps Drop in.

Pastoral Care for Parents & Carers.
10.00-11.30 am (First and Third Wednesday in month)

Esther ladies Fellowship

10.30 am - Esther (ladies) group meet at the church (2nd and 4th Wednesday in month)

Men's Fellowship

Men' Fellowship

10.30 am Men's Fellowship meet at the church. (2nd and 4th Wednesday in month)


First Steps

First Steps.

10.00 - 11.30 am First Steps Toddler group

Prayer Meeting.

7 pm Prayer meeting