Amesbury Baptist Church began when four couples (two civilian and two military) started meeting as a home group in Amesbury in January having had a vision of founding a church in the area.
3rd March – the first service was held in Redworth House Council offices in Amesbury.
24th March – 27 people became members at the Covenant of Membership service.
Rev. Frank Cooke, recently retried from Andover Baptist Church agreed to serve as Interim Pastor.
Larger premises were soon needed due to the numbers of people coming along, so in 1991, services were then held in Stonehenge School.
Rev. Bill Smith was appointed as the first full-time minister. On 11th August, planning permission was approved for a new building on the Butterfield Down Estate, which was to become the home of Amesbury Baptist Church and offer rooms for hire to the community. The Amesbury Fellowship raised £100,000 towards the building.
Gleeson Homes begin work on building the Centre on 25th March.
Building and furnishings completed. Amesbury Baptist Centre opens for public worship on 9th March and then offically opens on 22nd March.
The Church celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Amesbury Baptist Centre
February, Rev. Bill Smith retired after 17 years’ service as minister
9th July, Rev. Barry Davis was ordained and inducted as minister of the church.
The Church celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Amesbury Baptist Centre
30th June we held our annual hog roast event. Among the visitors attended the event was Charlie Rowley, who had been contaminated by the nerve agent Novichok, the same nerve agent as ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal.
4 Days later, on the 4th July, the Centre was cordoned off as a precaution and while unable to use the building, the church met a various venues in the town including the Bowman Centre, Wyndham Hall and Amesbury Primary School.
On the 7th October church was able to move into the Centre after it was given the “all-clear”.