Little Stoke Baptist Church has been at the heart of the community since its beginnings in the 1950s when it met in the primary school hall.
The first foundation stones of the building in Kingsway were laid in 1954 after the community got involved in a "buy a brick" scheme raising funds to bring the building to life. Over the years the church has been a place to connect through various groups and gathering spaces for the community.
In recent years the building has undergone renovations to include offices for the West of England Baptist Association, an updated kitchen which is used by community projects like Street Life and an improved church gathering space.
The church continues to connect with the community through Sunday Worship services, Thursday Coffee morning, Community gardens project, bible study and prayer meetings.
In August 2021, after a number of years without a minister,
Rev. Tania Vaughan was inducted as the church minister with a particular focus on bringing the heart of community back to Little Stoke.
Tania leads the church alongside a group of long-serving and committed deacons and members.
Tania received her Theology Degree at Bristol Baptist College and trained at Griffithstown Baptist Church before moving to Little Stoke with her husband and dog.
She is passionate about seeing the Gospel of Jesus and the abundant life he offers brought into the community of Little Stoke.
You can find Tania in the church lounge on most Mondays where she is available for anyone who wants to chat about community life over a coffee.
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full