Local Connections 

HBC has connections with many local charities and organisations including:

John Hardwick
Connections Bus Project
GenR8
New Life Church
The Day Centre
Choir 2000
YWAM Cambridge
Afrinspire
Chris Farmer
Eastern Baptist Association
Baptists Together
 

John Hardwick (Counties)

John, who is a member of Histon Baptist Church is creative christian communicator whose aim is to present the Christian faith in an exciting and relevant way! He is a juggler, singer,song writer, exciting interactive story teller,  puppeteer and more. 

John leads primary school assemjblies,  family praise parties/concerts,  training sessions, RE days in primary schools, all-age celebrations, and holiday clubs.
For more details , please see his website.
 

Connections Bus Project

2-buses-white-sm1
The Connections Bus Project, with its office at Histon Baptist Church  is a charity providing youth work services across Cambridgeshire. They do this  through the deployment of 2 bespoke double-decker busses with teams of fully trained youth works. The buses go to a number of villages in the area and each has has a wide selection of resources including internet linked PCs, games consoles, video/DVD, karaoke, sports equipment, craft activities, quizzes, discussion topics and a tuck shop. Young people can also take away leaflets on many issues that affect them such as bullying, drug and alcohol awareness, smoking, eating disorders, homelessness and health.
See their website for more details.

 

GenR8

GenR8 has its office at Histon Baptist Church and gives primary school age children the oppertunity to hear about and learn from the Christian faith. At the core of GenR8’s work are termly assembly presentations to children in over 150 schools.
Further details can be found on their website.

 

New Life Church

The New Life Church meets at HBC on Sundays at 3pm. Its youth club "Tribe" meets at HBC on Friday evenings.
See their website for further information.


 

The Day Centre

The Histon and Inpington Day Centre for local elderly residents  meets from 9.30am to 2.30pm every Tuesday and Friday at Histon Baptist Church.

Eating, playing, visiting, talking... together, the Day Centre is the place to find community, friendship and good food. For a small daily fee you can enjoy entertainment, a delicious home-cooked lunch, celebrations, tea and biscuits, and FREE transport from and to your home. There are also newspapers for your quieter moments and an assortment of table games. There are  occasional outings.

If you would like to try the Day Centre please phone Christine Swallow 01223 237971.
 

 

Choir 2000

Choir 2000 meets at Histon Baptist Church on wednesday each week from 7-9.30pm.
Since its formation in May 2000 as a "Choir for the Millenium",  it has performed a wide variety of choral music undertaking at least three concerts per year at HBC and  one  at the West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge.
For further details see their website or contact them using their contact form.

 

YWAM Cambridge

YWAM Cambridge  is part of a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world with  a common purpose to know God, to make Him known and to help bring revival & reformation to the city of Cambridge and to the ends of the earth.
Andy Henman a regular at HBC,  moved to Cambridge with his family in response to God’s call to help start  YWAM work in the city.
See the YWAM website for more details.

 

Afrinspire

Based in Cambridge and run by  Ian Sanderson who used to live in Histon and was a member of HBC. Afrinspire supports indigenous development initiatives across East Africa. Working closely with community leaders, they understand the development needs of communities and tailor their support to meet these.
Please refer to their website for more details.

 

Chris Farmer at Braintree Baptist Church

Chris-family1
Chris and his family recently moved from HBC to train for the ministry . Chris studies part time at Spurgeon’s College in South London as well as serving as Co-Pastor at Braintree Baptist Church.
See Braintree Baptist Church website.

 

Eastern Baptist Association

HBC is part of the  Eastern Baptist Association which is a family of Baptist Churches situated throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridge.  The regional association has a team of regional ministers and administration staff that support the local church pastorally, advise on mission and practical matters, and organise beneficial training events and every church contributes  in their own unique way by taking part in enriching relationships, developing ministry and enabling fruitful mission in its own area. 
Their website provides further information.
 

Baptists Together

A union of over 2000 churches with its heaquarters in Didcot, Oxfordshire, providing help and support to churches through a team of regional associations.   Six Baptist Colleges prepare men and women for ministry and offer ongoing development and training.
See their website for more details.