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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

  • Richard Dawkins & “Cultural Christianity”
    Media reports have recently highlighted Richard Dawkins’ comments that he considers himself to be a cultural Christian. This was in a London Broadcasting Company (LBC) radio interview over the Easter weekend (1 April 2024), with Rachel Johnson, sister of former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Good news you may think, but it doesn’t mean that he has given up on his belief in atheism and evolution, or his attacks on biblical creationism which he referred to as “pernicious nonsense” in the interview. It is of course good that he has moved to find Christianity appealing culturally, but what about the deeper reality of faith, and what does it mean to be a cultural Christian?
  • Week Of Prayer For Our Nation
    Let's join with the Christian Institute in their week of prayer for the nation, April 28th to May 4th. Each day we are invited to pray for an aspect of our national life: our leaders, society, the sanctity of life, education, free speech, conversion laws and the work of the Institue in the midst of all this. See the full prayer diary below.
  • Budapest Church Newsletter April 2024
    We appreciate your prayers with and for us as we seek to serve the Lord in our church. Much has happened in the past few months, with several trials but much to be thankful for. This year we have elected and appointed two new deacons. This was prompted by the untimely stepping down of our former deacon after many years of faithful service to the church. We rejoice in having had four candidates baptized on the 7th of April and brought into membership! All available members met ahead of time and volunteered or were assigned specific roles and worked well in setting up cleaning up afterwards, with a sufficient lunch enjoyed by all on the day.
  • Keith Underhill Prayer Letter April 2024
    Joshua Sitet, a pastor from Kasei in Pokot, Kenya, writes: Glory to God for the special donation towards the Kasei Bible College. Pray for God to enable us complete the now started construction work of this long awaited Bible School. Materials for construction of the 4 rooms of the Bible School are on the way. It is our prayer that we will be able to complete the work up to the ring beam soon amid this rainy season. Pray for serious students and a workable syllabus. Praise God for the new people joining our Sunday services in Kasei. 4 are requesting for membership and 2 joined our membership on 17/3/24. Now our membership is 45, though sadly one of our members is to undergo church discipline after adding a second wife. The Gospel of Luke, which I am preaching through and now on Lk. 10:1- 24, is marching well with The URGENCY OF THE GOSPEL. No business is as sweet as being part of the Church Militant.
  • Ruin, Redemption & Regeneration
    Recently, in my regular reading of Spurgeon’s sermons, I have discovered an excellent and pithy approach to the Gospel, one that is fully biblical and establishes well both man’s universal dilemma and God’s antidote in Christ: Spurgeon’s “Three R’s,” Ruin, Redemption and Regeneration. This past weekend, I taught this to my people to help them understand the entire scope of the biblical story of God’s redeeming love for sinners in Christ. I commend it to our readers for evangelism and to fellow pastors as realities that must permeate their preaching. Spurgeon called them “three doctrines that must be preached above all else” and he drew as his text for them “Three third chapters (of Scripture) which deal with the things in the fullest manner:” Genesis 3:14-15 (Ruin), Romans 3:21-26 (Redemption), John 3:1-8 (Regeneration).
  • HALLELUJAH!
    The word hallelujah is a transliteration of two Hebrew words: “הָלַל” (hallelu) and “יָהּ” (ah). Write down those two Hebrew words using the closest equivalent letters we have in English, and you end up with that strange and beautiful word hallelujah or alleluia. The first Hebrew word hallelu means “let us praise.” And the second word is Yah, which is the short form of Yahweh—the very specific, personal name of the God of Israel. Yahweh has its origin in the name God revealed to distinguish Himself from all other gods. In Exodus chapter 3, when God speaks to Moses for the first time and calls him to bring His people out of slavery in Egypt, Moses says, “If the Israelites ask me Your name, what should I say?” And God responds, “I AM WHO I AM.” The name Yahweh is built out of the Hebrew word for “I AM.” So it’s a name that is intended to make us marvel at the self-sustaining, eternally existing, utterly transcendent nature of this God, the true and living God who is quite unlike any other pretender to the throne. When the name Yahweh appears in the Old Testament, it’s often translated “LORD” in capital letters in our English translations, to mark it out from the more generic word “God.” So hallelujah means “Let us praise Yah.” Let us join together in worshiping and praising this God—Yahweh—and no other.
  • Ramsbottom 1940s Weekend May 2024
    This year our 1940s weekend runs from May 26th to 28th. Visit our page to find out more, or click on the link to view the flyer.
  • Kill Your Sin
    Jesus said, “If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell” (Matt. 5:29–30). Jesus is not speaking literally. If you steal with your right hand, then simply amputating it will not cure you of thievery. You could continue stealing with your left hand. And if you remove your right eye because it has been an instrument of lusting, you still have your left eye that can be used for the same purpose. Our Lord’s words are intended to shock us into recognition of the seriousness with which we must deal with the sin that remains in our lives as believers. We must treat it ruthlessly. We must be willing to give up even good things (analogous to eyes and arms) in our effort to put sin to death.
  • GBC Kisumu Prayer Letter March 2024
    Mercy is a recent convert at GBC Kisumu. This is part of her testimony given at her baptism: There is nothing I am, or I have, or I do that is enough to save me. I realized my wretchedness and sinfulness before a righteous, just, and Holy God. In tears and all brokenness, I called on the Name of the LORD Jesus Christ and asked Him to save me, confessing and repenting of all my sins and asked Him to forgive me. Now, I know that I am born again for it is only Christ who saves, He is the Way, the only Way. I affirm that I have no other hope, no other assurance of the forgiveness of my sins, only Christ. This is the certainty that I hold onto “...that He who began a good work in me will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6).
  • Cass Review shows children have been failed by medical and social ‘transition’
    The much-anticipated final report of the Cass Review of gender identity services for children and young people was published today (10 Apr). The review makes clear that vulnerable children have been failed by clinicians who have followed an affirmative approach to treating children with gender dysphoria and prescribed powerful drugs which lack evidence to support their use in such ways. The report states: “The reality is that we have no good evidence on the long-term outcomes of interventions to manage gender-related stress.” Addressing children and young people in her foreword, Cass states: “I have been disappointed by the lack of evidence on the long-term impact of taking hormones from an early age; research has let us all down, most importantly you.” She also blames an “increasingly toxic, ideological and polarised public debate,” and notes that: “There are few other areas of healthcare where professionals are so afraid to openly discuss their views, where people are vilified on social media, and where name-calling echoes the worst bullying behaviour. This must stop.”

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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