Welcome to Ravenscourt Baptist Church
Senior Pastor Darren Hirst and his team welcome you to Ravenscourt Baptist Church in Hammersmith, London. Explore our website to find out more about our 200+ year history, and how we can help you today. Come and visit us soon – find us at the church next to Ravenscourt Park tube station.
We have a busy schedule of events every week, with something for everyone:
- Sunday service 11:00am – including groups for younger children and teenagers, and the sharing of communion on the first and third Sundays of the month.
- Prayer meeting – Tuesday 2:00pm.
- Youth club – Tuesday 3:30pm-5:00pm.
- Bible study – Wednesday 7:30pm.
- Coffee morning (for the retired and unemployed) – Thursday 10:30am.
- Frantic Fridays (for ages 8 to 11) – Friday 5:00pm-7:00pm.
Various other meetings and events take place – contact us for more details of what’s happening in the next few weeks.
Children and young people
Tuesdays after school from 3:30pm-5:00pm there is Youth Club – a space for young people aged 11-18 to relax, chat, and play games. With a series of video games, a pool table and a nail bar, to name only a few, there is a range of activities to get involved in. Maybe even try something new!
Every Friday in term time the church is open for Frantic Fridays from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Children aged 8-11 can come and play games, get involved in fun activities and listen to some thought provoking stories. So far this year we have had a tower building competition with wooden blocks, acted out some drama sketches and made pizza. We have also learned what it means to work as a team, the true meaning of Christmas, and how God is always with us. Join us on Fridays for only 50p and learn something new!
Ravenscourt Baptist Church supports a number of charities working locally, nationally and internationally.
This is in line with our stated aim to be a source of good and love, and to help those in need both locally and around the world.
We’re a member of the Fundraising Standards Board which ensures that donors can give with confidence, knowing that any funds raised are used wisely.
Working with schools
Ask our church to work with your school. We have various ways of doing this.
Darren can come to your school to address a religious education or citizenship class. Darren & Ninoshka Gomes (our Children’s Worker) can come to you to present an assembly on a particular theme or regarding a particular Christian festival.
Also, your school can be involved with one of our literature projects. Each year, we have things like “The Shakespearience” (Shakespeare with professional actors) and our poetry workshops. Why not call Tsega and we can tailor something to your needs.
ravenscourt arts is a theatre project which was started by Darren Hirst and Ravenscourt Baptist Church in 2011.
Since then it has been the host for music concerts varying from acoustic to hard rock; art gallery exhibitions; fashion shows; Christmas pantomimes; Shakespeare and other theatrical drama; poetry events; cinema; and extensive free educational projects for local schools.
Its work with local schools is usually in the areas of literature, faith, religion.
Chaplaincy services for musicians
Back in the 1990s, Darren decided to develop a unique side to his ministry. He offers a programme of spiritual chaplaincy to those in the music industry.
This is open to those with Christian beliefs but also to those who have taken a different direction or those who just don’t know where they stand. The consultancy is completely confidential and can involve prayer, advice, talk or just a listening ear.
How to find us
Ravenscourt Baptist Church is situated next to Ravenscourt Park Tube Station in Hammersmith. Darren can be found here, or at his home a short distance away.
Full details, including an interactive map and directions for getting here by tube, bus or in your own transport can be found on on this website.
How to contact us
Baptisms and infant dedications, weddings and funerals
If you wish to book a baptism, infant dedication or naming ceremony, wedding or funeral please contact Darren or his assistant Tsega.
They will be happy to discuss your needs and make the necessary arrangements.