Welcome to the Friston Baptist Church Website

We extend a warm welcome to all who worship with us.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1 v 9

Friston Baptist Chapel    

Friston Chapel is situated in a beautiful part of Suffolk between Leiston, Saxmundham, Aldeburgh and Snape.

Friston is an Independent Reformed Baptist Church where the Authorised Version of the scriptures is exclusively used in worship and preaching. We use Gospel Hymns as our main hymnal and worship is conducted in a reverent manner. 

Directions on how to find us can be found via the link below

Services Times
Lord's Day (Sunday)

10.45am Morning Worship Service

1.15pm Afternoon Worship Service & Sunday School

N.B. Our afternoon service time is temporary, please check here for updates before attending.

We encourage visitors to bring a packed lunch and stay for fellowship between the services

7.30pm TuesdayPrayer and Bible Study (currently via Zoom)

All of our services are relayed via Zoom, please email us if you would like to join our services online

Forthcoming Preachers and special services

Sermons and Articles

Several thousand sermons are available to download from our sermons pages and many articles including a devotional for the terminally ill, Bible notes and letters to our neighbours are available from the articles pages below 

Pastor Harley
Pastor Michael J. Harley
Our Pastor, Michael J. Harley, has been a minister of the Gospel since 1959, serving in a number of Baptist causes commencing at Aldeburgh, Suffolk. He read classics at King's College, London, and theology at St. Catherine's, Oxford (Regent's Park College). From 1989-1995 he was assistant minister at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, where he taught New Testament Greek at the London Reformed Baptist Seminary. He is the author of Swift to its Close, a booklet of daily Bible readings for the terminally ill. Pastor Michael Harley became a member of the General Committee of the Trinitarian Bible Society in 2004.
Forthcoming or Special Events 
  • Pastor's  20th and Church's 191st anniversary services, 8th and 9th May   
  • 26th June: Mr Nathan Toms (am), Mr. Joel Toms (pm)
  • Friston_YP 2nd July


Friston Baptist Church: www.fristonbaptistsuffolk.org.uk