Welcome to Hyde Street Chapel, Winchester

who we are

We are an Independent Reformed Baptist Church in the heart of the City of Winchester, Hampshire, the ancient capital of England.
We are a welcoming group of Christians, committed to worshipping God and sharing the love of Jesus Christ through faithful Bible teaching and our witness to others. Christians seeking a faithful expository Bible ministry will find it at our services, where the preaching of God's Word is central to our worship. Those seeking to find out more will not be disappointed either. All are welcome to join with us.

what we believe

We believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of God and that the truths contained within it are as relevant now as they were when God first gave them.

We believe that we are all sinners in need of forgiveness and that the only way of being right with God is through His Son, Jesus Christ. Our primary aim is to glorify God, and to tell everyone of the saving news contained in the Bible, so that others may come to know and love God.

got questions?

Perhaps you are asking one of these vital questions...How can I know if there is a God? What is my purpose in life? How can I become a Christian?  God has answered all these questions in the Bible so our first recommendation would be to read the Bible and attend a church that explains (preaches) the Word of God. But we can also help...there are many helpful short books that answer relevant questions which we would be happy to give you for free, or you can meet with the Pastor to ask questions.

The gospel in a nutshell

The gospel means good news.
What is this good news? That God sent his Son into the world to save sinners.
Who is a sinner? Everyone who has rejected God and not loved Him with all their heart, soul and mind. The truth is that we have all sinned and fallen short of God’s perfect standard.
Why is this a problem? God is our creator and judge and He is absolutely holy and just. God cannot and will not turn a blind eye to sin, however good we feel we may be. Justice must prevail and sin must be punished.
The good news? God sent his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). Jesus was without sin. He had no sinful thought, inclination, motive, word or deed. Though he was the only man to ever live who was not a sinner, he paid a sinners penalty; death, not for himself but for all who believe and trust him. Isaiah writing many years before Jesus was born puts it like this “All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him (Jesus) the iniquity of us all.”
By repentance (being truly sorry for sin and turning from it) and faith (trusting) in Jesus, sinners like you and me can know forgiveness and have eternal life. This is a wonderful message! Our sins forgiven, a personal relationship with God who loves us and finally entry into heaven. Come and find the truth, and "the truth shall make you free"!

Worship & Study

We meet for worship on Sundays at 10 am and 5.30 pm and on Thursday evening at 7.30pm for Bible study and prayer. A warm welcome is extended to any who would like to join us.

No doctrine is more excellent, or necessary to be preached and studied, than Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
John Flavel

Sunday School and Young People

Children aged 3-6 years are welcome to attend our Sunday School.
For older children aged 7-10 years we have the Foundations Youth Group and Pathway+ for young adults aged 11+.
All groups meet Sunday mornings, 9.15 to 9.50 a.m.
Plus regular activity days.

Coming up at HSC

Special events
Saturday 21 September Church and Pastors anniversary meeting Rev. Dr. Reuben Danladi West Ham Baptist Tabernacle
Tuesday 15 October Christian Institute meeting

Regular events
Sunday Prayer Meeting 5pm before the evening service, 1st Sunday of each month
Communion 3rd Sunday of each month
Fellowship lunch 4th Sunday of each month

Events / Visiting Speakers 2024:
Sunday 4 August Mr Paul Pomeroy (Yate)
Sunday 11 August Mr Keith Bailey (Southampton)
Sunday 3 November Mr Chris Hand (Crich)
Sunday 12 December Mr Tom Allen (Eastbourne)

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Video & Audio Recordings

Video recordings of Services as well as historic recordings of sermons are now available: