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Ewyas Harold Baptist Church: Chapel & Manse Welcome to Ewyas Harold Baptist Church

Minister:  Rev. Joy James

We are a welcoming church committed to bringing faith,
hope and love into the heart of the community.
All visitors are welcome.
Sunday service starts at 10.30 am.
& Prayers
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    JUNE 2022:
Saturday 25th @ 7pm - Rural Churches Fellowship Summer
                         Songs of Praise - Chapel
Sunday 26th - Weekly Message (Email)

    JULY 2022:
Sunday 3rd @ 10.30 - Chapel Service
Sunday 10th @ 10.30 - Chapel Service with Communion
Sunday 17th - Weekly Message (Email)
Sunday 24th @ 10.30 - Outdoor Worship at Longtown Outdoor Centre
Sunday 31st - Weekly Message (Email)
    AUGUST 2022:
Sunday 7th - Weekly Message (Email)
Sunday 14th @ 09.30 - Reflective Service at the Chapel
Sunday 21st - Weekly Message (Email)
Sunday 28th @ 09.30 - Reflective Service at the Chapel
       (No Tuesday Tunes and No Fellowship Group during AUGUST)


Balancing Covid Responsibilities:


Face masks – are now optional, you have the option to keep wearing them or not; it is now a personal choice so the decision is yours.


Ventilation – We are keeping at least one window open at all times to help circulate the air in the church.


Hand Sanitisers – There are hand sanitisers in the entrance areas, in the main entrance; in the vestry; in the hall; in the kitchen and outside the toilets.


Outdoor Activities – We will try and encourage this when the weather is good.


Stewards – We have at least 2 responsible persons at each service.  We are still not shaking hands at the door or having any physical contact with anyone (e.g. hugging).


Pre-Event Checklist – will be done before the services and any event in the church / hall to ensure standards are being kept with regards to cleaning and the set up of the chapel / vestry / hall. 


Toilets –There is a notice on each toilet requesting that whoever uses them are to wipe down everything after use and for an adult to accompany children.


Collection / Offering – The collection plate is now at the front of the church.

Services & Prayers:

Sunday Services:

Sunday Services are held from 10.30 am until 11.30 am on Sunday as per the above notice board.

Weekly Messages:

On the weeks that there is no service at the Chapel, written Sunday services are sent through by email or delivered to your door. Please let the church secretary know if you would like to receive the weekly message.

The House Of Prayer:

The House of Prayer is open every Wednesday between 10.30 am to
3.30 pm as a place of prayer and quiet. Ask Pam for details.

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Young People's Activities: These groups haven't started at present

Messy Church:

This 'midweek church' is held on the 2nd Thursday of the month during term time from 3.30 pm until 5.30 pm in St Michael’s Hall. The afternoon includes craft, a Bible story, worship songs, prayer and a cooked tea. All ages are welcome. For more information contact Annie from St Michael's & All Angel's Church (07816 751573). Click HERE to see what Messy Church is all about

Outdoor Church:

At intervals throughout the year, outdoor activities are arranged that are fun, thought provoking and family orientated. See notice board for further details or contact Julia (via church contact details).

Outdoor Church activities in the past have included model raft making, pond dipping, camp fires, treasure hunts, games and more.... The themes have been: 'Fishing', 'Lost & Found', 'Trust' and 'Light of The World'.

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Midweek Activities: Group activities are gradually returning to normal

House Groups:

We currently have one house group with the aim of encouraging one another in our walk with Jesus and our understanding of the Bible.

O Sew Simple:

A community wall hanging group meets twice a month during
term time

Community Singing:

'Tuesday Tunes' on zoom - monthly at 3pm
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Other Activities & Links:

Churches Together in Ewyas Harold:

Ewyas Harold Baptist Church is a keen and active member of the local 'Churches Together' group. Throughout the year, members from the different churches in Ewyas Harold organise several services with the aim of bringing all the different fellowships within the area together to worship in unity.

Dulas Services:

Members of Ewyas Harold Baptist Church regularly conduct services at Dulas Court, the local residential home for the elderly.

Rural Churches Fellowship:

Ewyas Harold Baptist Church is involved with the local 'Rural Churches Fellowship'. For further information, contact Rob Parkinson.

World Mission:

We have strong links with the BMS (Baptist Missionary Society) and organise several fundraising activities each year for BMS World Mission:

We support a BMS worker who has set up homes and support networks for severely disabled children and their families in Chiang Mai, Thailand. For more details about Judy Cook and her work, see the Hope Home website:

We also support Catherine Young's work as a Wycliffe Bible translator:
Heart of England Baptist Association (HEBA):

Ewyas Harold Baptist Church is a member of the Heart of England Baptist Association (HEBA).

Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB):

Ewyas Harold Baptist Church is a member of the Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB).

Other local links:

St. Michaels and All Angels C of E Church:

Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall:

Ewyas Harold Primary School:

Golden Valley Practice (Primary health Care):

Ewyas Harold Group Parish Council:

Herefordshire Council:

Herefordshire Nature Trust:

Policy Documents:

EHBC Safeguarding Policy 2021 (PDF)

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More About Ewyas Harold Baptist Church (EHBC):

Who we are:

Ewyas Harold Baptist Church (EHBC) is a fellowship of Christian believers who, through the worship of Jesus Christ and the activities of the church, believe in serving Christ and meeting needs. Click HERE to see highlights of our current church life.


Ewyas Harold Chapel C. 1900The first recorded preaching in this area by a Baptist was in 1862 in the home of Mr James Powell, Lion Row, Ewyas Harold and in that same year Ebenezer Baptist Church, Ewyas Harold, was formed by the Revd. Edmund Edwards (also known as ‘Bombay Edwards’ of Zoar Chapel, Pandy). 


In 1864 land was purchased from Thomas Pugh, Bridge Farm for £30 and a Baptist Chapel was built and opened for public worship on 15th June 1865.  In 1881, it is recorded that 6 persons from the chapel were baptised by Monmouth Cap Bridge in the presence of about 500 people. 


Ewyas Harold Congregation C. 1900In 1889 the church purchased the first harmonium organ and in 1906 a baptistery was installed in the church.  In 1908 the organ was replaced with a larger pipe organ purchased by a loan borrowed from members.  In 1912 it was recorded that the minister at that time (Revd. Isaac Lloyd) preached 3 services every Sunday and in 1913 it is recorded that a policeman was paid 5 shillings for attendance at a concert in the Church room. Could this mean he was needed to keep Baptists in order?. In 1928 the church bought The Manse for £600 and in 1949 electricity was installed in the chapel. In 1962 Professor Emiritus John Evans B.A. preached at the chapel’s 100th Anniversary Service, himself also being 100 years old! 


150th Anniversary CakeIn 2003 a new hall was built at the back of the church and is a wonderful addition of space for church events and clubs. Having recently celebrated our 150th anniversary, EHBC strives to continue it's work in Ewyas Harold and the surrounding areas.


Ewyas Harold Baptist Church aims to follow the teachings of Christ and worship in ways which are both contemporary yet respectful of tradition. We are a welcoming church and hope to provide a spiritual home full of love, faith and hope to all.


We have strong links in the local community, other churches in the area and BMS World Mission. We are a small friendly church that aims to apply the teachings of Jesus inwardly and share His teachings outwardly. We have activities that would interest all ages, these include: various youth groups, house groups, discussion groups and services at a local residential home. There are regular Sunday Services in the Chapel and various community events held during the year.

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Contact Details:



Ewyas Harold Baptist Church, Ewyas Harold, Hereford, HR2 0EU

Click here:    to find us on Google Maps

Telephone:  01981 241318  (Mobile: 07582336797)


Reverend Joy James:


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