Faversham Baptist Church is a friendly family church close to the centre of the historic market town of Faversham.

About Us

FBC Community

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What We Believe

Read about our values and how faith impacts our lives.

What’s a Christian?

A Christian is someone who knows God personally through his Son, Jesus.

What’s a Baptist?

Why are we called Baptists? It’s a nickname which stuck!

Sundays at FBC

Weekdays at FBC

Butterflies Parent & Toddler Group meets every Tuesday and Wednesday during term time from 10.00am to 11.30am.

BB meets on Wednesdays during term time from 5.15pm – 6.30pm for children (boys and girls) in Year R to Year 5.

Hope Faversham Youth ( for those of Secondary school age) meet each Wednesday from 7pm.

Every Friday from 10am we’re sharing out food from local supermarkets which would otherwise go to waste.

Recent Sermons

  • Reading the Word

    Reading the Word

    Nehemiah 7:73b-8:18 The critical importance of the Word of God for the Christian believer. What does God want to say to you today? What does God want to say to us today? Preached by Geoff Cook on 19 November 2023.

  • Reorganising The Team

    Reorganising The Team

    Nehemiah 7:1-73 What mattered to Nehemiah was what mattered to God. What has God put into your heart? Preached by Geoff Cook on 12 November 2023.

  • Responding To Trouble

    Responding To Trouble

    Nehemiah 4:1-6:19 When playing our part in the coming of God’s kingdom we will inevitably face trouble and opposition. But God uses these things to build something far more important than a wall: faith. Preached by Geoff Cook on 29 October 2023.

  • Rebuilding The Walls

    Rebuilding The Walls

    Nehemiah 3:1-32 It’s not just rebuilding a wall. It’s dozens and dozens of people doing their little bit of the wall as well as they know how, to the glory of God. That’s how the purposes of God come about. Preached by Geoff Cook on 22 October 2023.

  • Restoring The Vision

    Restoring The Vision

    Nehemiah 1:1-2:20 Nehemiah, going about his ordinary life and work, was chosen by God to get started on a good work. He didn’t do it alone, but it didn’t happen until he was willing to get started. Allow God to restore his vision in your heart. Preached by Geoff Cook on 15 October 2023.

  • Trusting God

    Trusting God

    Psalm 62:1-12 The three images of God’s character as a rock, fortress and salvation, in comparison to human fragility, are illustrations of why we trust in him rather than trusting in ourselves. Preached by Rachel Taylor on 24 September 2023.

  • Ready or Not?

    Ready or Not?

    Luke 12:35-48 Are you ready for the return of Jesus? Are you ready, willing and able, waiting, watching and working – living every day in the light of the fact that Jesus will one day revisit planet earth? Preached by Geoff Cook on 17 September 2023.

  • The Essence of Church

    The Essence of Church

    Acts 2:42-47 What can we learn from the first Christians about the essence of the Church? Preached by Rachel Taylor on 10 September 2023.

Church Leadership

Rachel Taylor

Rachel Taylor

Rachel is a newly accredited Baptist Minister and a graduate in theology from Spurgeon’s College
with training placements at Canterbury and Aylesham Baptist Churches.
Rachel is married to George and they have one son, Noah. You can find out more about her in Meet the Ministers.

Geoff Cook

Geoff Cook

Geoff has lived in Faversham since 1998 and is married with three daughters. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan, and enjoys music of all kinds, watching sport, walking, painting, genealogy, reading, camping and much else. You can find out more about him in Meet the Ministers.

Stephen Palmer

Stephen Palmer

Stephen came to a faith in Christ in 1973 and since then has served as a Deacon both in Canterbury Baptist Church and in Faversham. He has visited Churches in Tanzania, Uganda and India and is a founding Trustee of Khushi Feet. Outside of his life in the Church his hobbies are kite flying, bird watching and photography – but not all at the same time.

Luke Scarfe

Luke Scarfe

Chris Harries

Chris Harries

Chris, from Herne Bay, has lived in Faversham for over 25 years and is married with a daughter and a son. He works as a Careers Adviser. He has been a Deacon at FBC for over 10 years and plays guitar and sings in the church worship group. Chris’ Christian journey has been slow and considered – just like his personality! In his spare time, Chris loves listening to all sorts of music, but is particularly keen on Progressive Rock. A particular favourite band is ‘Yes’.

Contact Us

Faversham Baptist Church

Ministers: Rev Rachel Taylor & Rev Geoff Cook
Secretary: Stephen Palmer
Treasurer: Luke Scarfe

The Meeting Place, St Mary’s Road,

Faversham, Kent ME13 8EH

Sunday Worship: 10.30am every Sunday
Activities throughout the week

Church Connections

Some of our church connections

This Week at FBC