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

  • Freedom and Transformation

    Freedom and Transformation

    Romans 6:1-14 How does knowing the truth of the gospel empower us to live free from the power of sin? Preached by Rachel Taylor on 24 March 2024.

  • Good News for Heroic Failures

    Good News for Heroic Failures

    Romans 5:1-11 All of us spend our lives looking for peace with God, others and ourselves. You and I, heroic failures that we are, cannot make peace with God, or for that matter, with one another. But God, through Christ, has already made peace with us. Preached by Geoff Cook on 17 March 2024.

  • Salvation


    Romans 3:19-4:25 Paul helps us understand what God has done to save us through the death of Christ. He then uses the example of Abraham, which inspires us to not only be justified by faith but also to live a life of adventure by faith. Preached by Rachel Taylor on 10 March 2024.

  • Sin


    Romans 1:18-3:23 What’s wrong with the world, and what is the bad news to which the gospel is the answer? Preached by Rachel Taylor on 25 February 2024.

  • Gospel


    Romans 1:1-17 Romans is not, ultimately, about some big and complicated ideas, but about a person – Jesus Christ. In him all of the promises of Scripture and longings of the human heart find their fulfilment. Preached by Geoff Cook on 18 February 2024.

  • Reforming the People

    Reforming the People

    Nehemiah 13 Any church will enter into spiritual entropy and decline when it loses its passion for Jesus. We must ask God to give us a renewed vision of himself, and a renewed vision of what it means to be his church here in Faversham. Preached by Geoff Cook on 21 January 2024.

  • Recommitting to the Lord

    Recommitting to the Lord

    Nehemiah 9:1-12:47 The first few chapters of Nehemiah are just about the building of a wall, but the wall was not the ultimate dream. The grand scheme was for the nation to respond to God’s Word, repent, and restore their relationship with him. Preached by Geoff Cook on 14 January 2024.

  • 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.

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

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