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We believe that the closest we will ever get to heaven on earth is when we gather on the Lord’s Day in the presence of our Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, to worship him. We meet, we read the Bible, we sing, we pray, we share in fellowship and above all we hear the risen Christ speak to us through the preaching of his gracious word. To find out more, please watch our welcome video below.

About us

We are a gathering of believers united in our love for Christ, where all are welcome to come and join us for worship, where we hear the Word of God preached faithfully. We confess the Reformed Faith as outlined in the 1689 Baptist Confession, holding to holy scripture as the only certain rule of faith and practice and seeking to glorify God in the town of Ramsbottom.

IRBS UK Study Week, Doctrine of God with James Dolezal, May 2024

IRBS UK is pleased to have Dr James Dolezal, associate professor of theology in the School of Divinity at Cairn University in Langhorne, PA teach Doctrine of God in May 2024.

This course will consider the doctrine of God (theology proper) by examining God’s existence and
attributes, his triunity, and his acts of decree, creation, and providence. The contrast between classical Christian theism and its modern alternatives will be given special attention.

Spaces are limited in order to facilitate discussion and personal engagement in the classes, so be sure to make your booking as soon as possible to secure your place.

Featured Updates

  • The Energetic Activity Of Waiting On God
    All our safety and wellbeing depends on keeping close to the Lord. Yet our sinful hearts keep drifting away from Him, to our own cost as well as His dishonour. When we then come to our senses and realise He is far away and we are in a desperate place without Him, what can we do? In the following updated extract, William Guthrie’s advice to helpless, sin-stricken people is not to give in to a passive, lethargic, despairing kind of inactivity, but to “wait” on the Lord by rejecting unsafe alternatives and by persisting in the expectation of grace from Him. While Isaiah speaks for himself, he speaks for all the godly, when he says, “I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him” (Isaiah 8:17). In these words you have the duty of the people of God: to wait on the Lord until He pleads their cause, and executes judgment for them. One of the doctrines we can deduce from this verse is that when people are shaken out of their self-confidence, it is their duty then to wait on God.
  • Keith Underhill Prayer Letter May 2024
    I made my first ever visit to Poland from 1-6 May, to Poznan and then to a Conference centre about 120 kms. north-east towards Torun, near Bydyoszcz (try pronouncing that!). I was struck by how flat the land is here in west Poland, and I don’t remember seeing any animals in the fields at all. The Conference was organized by three small Reformed Baptist churches and there were about 50 people in attendance. The theme was on the Planting and Growth of Local Churches. This is a very great need, and yet there are difficulties of division in the few that there are. It is an overwhelmingly Catholic country. I sought to encourage them to centre their labours in preaching to the lost and in preaching to their Christians as God’s great means. I exhorted them to expect problems from the analysis of New Testament churches, and to persevere in the work.
  • Election Delays Up To Birth Abortion Threat
    On Wednesday, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called a snap General Election which will be held on 4 July. This means that the immediate parliamentary threats to decriminalise abortion and to ban so-called 'conversion practices' will not go ahead. Praise God with us that these amendments to the Criminal Justice Bill have been stopped. Throughout this parliament, Christian Concern supporters made a huge difference by contacting their MPs, rallying and raising awareness on these issues. By God's grace, multiple attempts have been foiled in these areas. Five years ago, bans on 'conversion therapy' were widely supported - even, to some degree, by other Christian organisations. Now there is serious opposition, thanks to the consistent campaigning of the Christian Concern community. However, these policies, and other dangers like legalising euthanasia, will be pushed after the General Election. The MPs who are elected in July will decide whether those harmful laws go forward.
  • ACBC Meeting May 2024: Peter Petra On Divine Immutability
    At the recent meeting of the Association of Confessional Baptist Churches, Peter Petra, Pastor of North Church Leicester, gave a helpful message on the biblical and confessional doctrine of divine immutability - the truth that God does not change, ever, in any sense or in any way! He explores immutability in the scriptures, in its historic and confessional formulation, and its deeply pastoral implications. Questions like "why does it matter that God does not change?" and "does the doctrine that God does not change affect the Christian life?" are answered alongside many others. Listen in and be enriched by this glorious confessional doctrine.
  • Christianity In North Africa
    North African countries border the Mediterranean Sea in the north and the Sahara Desert to the south. These include Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya. More than 100 million live in the region. The vast majority are identified as Muslims. Islam and the official language of Arabic were brought there by Arab Muslim conquerors who colonized the Amazigh people of North Africa in the 7th and 8th centuries after Christ. Yet, the native Amazigh (Berber) language was quietly preserved, spoken at home and in rural towns and villages. It is estimated that over one third of the population today are still native Amazigh speakers. Before the Islamic conquest, through the witness of first century Christians, a native church was established. It produced great early Christian leaders whose writings still bless the church today, such as Tertullian and Augustine of Hippo
  • Miriam Cates On Being A Christian And A Politician
    Christian MP Miriam Cates is a fearless advocate for policies that protect children. Since being elected in 2019 she has campaigned on sex education, gender ideology, online safety and much more. On a recent visit to the Christian Institute’s offices in Newcastle upon Tyne, she shared why she got into politics and how her Christian faith sustains her as an MP. She also thanked the Institute and its supporters for their prayers over the years. Miriam is one of a number of courageous Christian parliamentarians making a difference in the UK today. Please pray for her, and for all those in authority.
  • Flash Flooding In East Africa
    Flash flooding due to intense rainfall has hit many regions in East Africa, including Uganda and Kenya. The sudden influx of rain has caused mudslides that have already claimed many lives and destroyed thousands of homes. “Mudslides are still happening, mainly in the mountainous areas. People are in need of food and shelter,” continued our partner. The situation is similar in Kenya. John, a Christian from Mai Mahiu in Kenya told our Africa coordinator on 18 May, “The worst happened on April 29. Many of the homes in our neighbourhood were carried away with people in them.” Entire families have been killed in the floods. Villages have been swept away, leaving only small sections of their foundations remaining. John, who runs a small operation in his village that looks after vulnerable children, summed up the situation, “The floods here have been a nightmare. They are still going on… There is much sadness here.”
  • Keep Praying For Ukraine
    It is a sad reality that the conflict in Ukraine continues to take its tragic toll, and many believers and churches are deeply affected. Pray for many concerned parents as they face the prospect of their son being called -up to serve in the armed forces on the frontline. Pray for missionaries and pastors who are facing unimaginable circumstances and deal with painful loses. Many are exhausted, feeling the pressures of the war almost unbearable. Pray that they will be strengthened by the Lord to continue their ministry. We encourage you to continue to pray for Ukraine and the distressing situation in which many believers are caught up. Pray for those who have the responsibility of preaching God’s Word, as much uncertainty engulfs this country.
  • The Art Of Encouragement
    Acts 4v36-37 reads, "Joses, who was also named Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated Son of Encouragement), a Levite of the country of Cyprus, having land, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet." What a blessing to be named "Son of Encouragement" by your colleagues! That was the experience of Joses. What about us? Our churches desperately need such encouragers, and we must begin with ourselves. Tony Flanders gave a series of three messages on this subject, which you can access on our SermonAudio page by clicking below. There is also a summary of the 19 points that he made. May God bless us all to be encouragers!
  • The Source Of Biblical Boldness
    Right now, conservative evangelicals are at an impasse on the issue of boldness. A few months ago, I observed that today there is greater stigma attached to speaking the truth in a tone that seems slightly unnerved or terse than speaking dangerous falsehoods sweetly, politely, and deferentially. A number of controversies over the last few months have confirmed that hypothesis. By way of prolegomena, let us recognize that to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15) requires attention to both content and tone. And here, we must plainly confess that there are ditches on both sides. The jerks-for-Jesus model of discernment ministry is destructive of Christian love, but just as pernicious is the equal and opposite error of the whitewash of “winsomeness”— virtue-signaling of the sort Jesus condemned in the parable of the Pharisee and the publican (“Lord, I thank thee that I am not like those angry Reformed Baptists on Twitter. I fast from social media twice a week, and I only post photos of sunsets”). Between these two extremes is the light-giving-yet-salty speech (Colossians 4:6) modeled by the apostles—“wholesome” (Titus 2:28) and “not quarrelsome” (2 Timothy 2:24), yet willing to say the hard thing, and sometimes with rhetorical flair (cf. Galatians 5:12).

The Second London Baptist Confession of Faith (1689)

In 2011 we made the decision to officially adopt the Second London Baptist Confession (1689) as our confession of faith. We exhort you to read it.

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Overseas / Missions

Trinity Grace Church has supported overseas missionary ministries for many years. We first began our involvement in the early 1970s and since then have expanded our gospel outreach to a needy world. We believe it is the responsibility of local churches to engage in this ministry, and we have rejoiced to play our part in the building of God’s kingdom throughout the world.

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